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15-hectare Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in South Africa

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A new Amazon Africa headquarters will be built by US retail giant Amazon in Cape Town, South Africa. The company will be the main tenant at the River Club development area valued at R4bn. The new plans have received a go-ahead from the City of Cape Town.

The 15-hectare parcel of land has received development approval by Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. This mixed-use development is expected to significantly boost the Cape Town economy as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The construction phase of the complex will create 5,239 jobs alone, with an additional 19,000 indirect induced jobs.

Developer designs should create over 150,000 squared meters of mixed-use space which will then be divided into both commercial and housing uses spread across different precincts. Over 31,900 squared meters will go into the construction of residential areas. Included in the development are a gym, retail and office space, hotel, conferencing, restaurants, and school space.

Dan Plato, the executive mayor expressed commitment to driving investment towards economic revitalization.¬†Precinct 1 will be a 60,000sqm2 mixed-use and office floor area while Precinct 2 will is the 70,000sqm2 floor space that marks Amazon’s headquarters.

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