Looking at Bedfordview in Gauteng


The long-established area of Bedfordview lies approximately 10 kilometres from the Johannesburg CBD. It offers a wide spectrum of high-end residential properties in restful, shaded streets, as well as an impressive choice of commercial properties. A small pocket of industrial land lies to the north east of the suburb, at the intersection of the R37 and R52. “Bedfordview proves to be a most desirable, convenient location, given its excellent amenities and top class commercial property,” says Leon Breytenbach, National Manager of the Rawson Property Group’s commercial division.
High-end retail outlets abound in a variety of up-market shopping centres and malls, for example Key West, Bedford Centre or Eastgate Mall. Residents of the area are spoilt for choice with the many restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, sports as well as recreational facilities found here. For lovers of the great outdoors,  there are parks or nature reserves nearby. Gilooly’s Farm is a popular escape, offering hiking trails, birding, picnic facilities as well as a restaurant, right in the middle of the suburb. The renowned Ellis Park Stadium, now renamed Emirates Airline Park due to current sponsorship, is situated within the boundaries of Bedfordview. “There are many modern office parks providing quality premises for the discerning business,” says Breytenbach. Necessary health services such as doctors, dentists, Life Bedford Gardens Hospital, besides alternative health practitioners, are readily available. Foundation phase, primary as well as high schools are to be found both in private or government school systems, including the prestigious St. Benedict’s College for boys and St. Andrew’s School for girls. 
Bedfordview is not only close to Johannesburg, but it lies adjacent to several industrial areas including Jetpark and Isando, “The N3 and R24 or N12 motorways form two of the suburb’s boundaries, thus providing easy access to other main highways such as the N1 and M1,” Breytenbach explains. Main arteries within the suburb, including Van Buuren Road, Nicol and Kloof Roads, offer ready movement to all parts of the area. The municipal bus route runs through the centre of Bedfordview, along the M52. As always, mini-bus taxis are available. OR Tambo International airport lies 12 kilometres distant, while Lanseria International is somewhat further at 43 kilometres. Private charter flights may be arranged to or from Grand Central Airport, which lies 24 kilometres away. 
Facts and figures
The SAPOA report for the quarter ending in April 2017 shows that Bedfordview offers a total of 228 329 square metres of commercial office space, consisting of 156 434 square metres of A grade, 55 517 square metres of B grade and 16 378 square metres of C grade. Of this, 12 444 square metres of A grade, 4 965 of B grade as well as 5 177 of C grade are currently available to rent. “The report shows that the office vacancy rate for the past 9 months has reduced from 7.7% to the current figure of 7%; an optimistic portent for the future,” Breytenbach suggests. The report shows further approved development of 12 550 square metres which will come onto the market at a later date, though that appears to be fully pre-let. “These figures evidence the fact that Bedfordview is a most sought after commercial area,” says Breytenbach.
“The pleasant ambiance of the area, its upmarket trend along with its accessibility to both the Johannesburg CBD as well as several adjacent industrial zones will attract many companies to Bedfordview,” Breytenbach assures us. The Airports Company has established their head office there while TAAG Angola Airlines has an office in the area, as have many other big-name entities. Consider Bedfordview with all it has to offer, if you are looking to relocate your business. It could be the right place for you.
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