Linbro Case Study
Linbro Business Park
Signalling our Turnkey Approach, Linbro Park is a Progressive Development
Just east of the richest square mile in Africa, Sandton, Linbro Business Park stands tall. What once was virgin land, has been regenerated into sought after commercial and industrial property. A buzzing business park.
Over the past 22 years, the Linbro Business Park project has exceeded expected growth. Now in phase six, these pictures show the transition from the 95 hectares that was initially identified as a prime development node, to the 125 hectares that have been occupied to date.
Today, the area has matured into a node that sustains significant business activities. So much so, that the Gautrain Shuttle Service has a route dedicated to servicing the park.
The Story of Linbro Business Park
1993 – 1995
After identifying the area as a prime development node the land was purchased and the processes for rezoning, township establishment and installation of services infrastructure was put in place.
Consisting of 40 hectares, the first buildings of phase one were completed.
With the upgrade of Marlboro Drive and the N3 highway interchange well under way, the 20 hectare second phase of Linbro Business Park was proclaimed.
One of the single biggest periods of growth during the project, this period saw the completion of many buildings
The dawn of the millennium was accompanied by a major upgrade to the park’s entrance. With the release of a further 20 hectares the park now stretched to 80 hectares.
The fifth phase of 15 hectares was put on the market completing the 2 kilometer stretch on the N3 highway from the Marlboro interchange to the residential Beuccleuch area in the north.
The phases completed in 2005 saw the establishment of a well-balanced park with over 150 widespread businesses. One of the park’s strengths is the diversity of ownership, ranging from institutional investors to smaller owner occupiers. Another strength is constituted by the wide variety of building sizes available in the park.
The establishment of the Gautrain route linking Sandton to OR Tambo Airport to the south of the Park and from Sandton to Pretoria to the east of the Park created the opportunity to extend the size of Linbro Business Park.
This brought about the development of the sixth phase of 30 additional hectares. Phase six sees the incorporation of Linbro Business Park in such a manner that a cohesive node between the N3 and the Gautrain is created.
Phase six has been sold and transferred after completion of the town planning formalities and the installation of infrastructure and services has taken place. This phase is now substantially developed and incorporates a 27,000m2 distribution warehouse for Imperial Cold Storage, a 15,000 m2, 22 unit project for Vukile Property Fund and a variety of owner occupied buildings for the likes of Zultrans, Steel Studio, Transfrig, Gammatek, Sensient and Rialto Foods.
Consistently driving urban growth, the ground breaking success of Linbro Business Park attests to Stratford Property Ventures’ competency at identifying and developing and marketing strategic nodes.