Mixed use works for business
Picture the scenarios. Workers in high-rise office buildings, surrounded by more high-rise office buildings – not a park, a bit of greenery, or an open space in sight. Or, they’re working in an office park near roughly nothing. What do they do over lunch? When or where do they go to relax or take a break? Where can they get lunch, grab a coffee, or do their shopping? How long do they have to travel to get there and how far do they have to go to take care of their daily needs – grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ rooms, health clubs, restaurants, coffee shops… etc.
In both cases, it’s not hard to see how workers like these would struggle to feel motivated about coming to work, could easily become overwhelmed by the routines and responsibilities of everyday life, and fall victim to the kind of stress and fatigue that lead to burnout.
This shouldn’t be the case. It’s possible to work in an environment where you can take a breather without having to go very far. Where you can go for a walk or a run outside, without having to worry about your safety or that of your possessions. You should be able to get what you need from the shops without it eating up your entire lunch hour.
All of this can be done, but you need the right environment for it. A mixed-use precinct is the kind of place that can create the backdrop to better ways of working and living. It’s also a space that allows communities to form and thrive, benefiting all who work, live, visit or spend time there.
The Amdec Group’s Harbour Arch will deliver to the Cape Town CBD the very best of mixed-use developments. It will bring together people from all walks of life and enable businesses both large and small to rent office space according to their particular needs, without any unnecessary space or facilities being foisted upon them.
A workforce that has the option of spending time outside, walk to where they need to be, shop, have a meal or get a coffee, exercise… all on-site, in a hub that’s easy to get to and simple to get around. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Working in a place that’s easy to access using public transport, meaning no commuting, no sitting in traffic, perhaps not even having to own a car. Wouldn’t all of that inspire and invigorate any workforce, benefiting business by way of a boost to both productivity and the bottom line.
This is what basing your office in a mixed-use precinct, or relocating your operations to a development like Harbour Arch, could do for your business. Isn’t it time you considered it?