The Vineyards Office Estate (VOE) was built in 2003 on an old quarry site amongst a 100-year-old vineyard. The joint venture of Barinor Properties www.barinor.co.za (who manage the park) and RPP Developments https://rpp.co.za/ converted a spoilt area into a beautiful combination of office park and substantial, waterwise gardens with quiet, sheltered break away pause areas and walk ways.
The office park retains both the essence and the ambience of the original estate and boasts around 25000m² of A grade offices in a security estate with abundant parking. The 6 parking bays per 100m² is made up of basement, covered and open bays.
The neo-classic Cape Dutch style of architecture, of simple but well-proportioned buildings, have a pleasing human scale and sit comfortably in the agricultural landscape of the Western Cape.
The architecture extends to include the spaces between the buildings using cobbled areas, werf walls and water channels typical to the vernacular styles.
Providing the whole gambit of individual corporate estates, customisable multi-tenant buildings, a hotel and service areas, the whole approach of the development is fresh and innovative, setting the standard in this area.
All the buildings blend into a complete panorama of Cape Malay architecture and all are designed with high durability finishing and low running costs to maximise their long-term value.
The six building clusters are a combination of sectional title and single title, making up the Vineyards Office Estate joint owners association, essentially housed in a Non-Profit Company. Like a home owner’s association, but different.
Remarkable flexibility is offered in the choice of farm within the estate and the size and aspect of buildings within each farm. In addition, layouts and finishes were tailored to specific requirements.