The property is the current head office of Imperial Cargo and also serves as its Western Cape truck depot situated on Donkervliet Street, northern Paarl, in addition, the facility houses workshops for vehicle maintenance. The property is spread across various buildings, comprising an office building, workshop and warehouse. The main entrance to the subject property is accessible via Donkervliet Street and the dual entrance is manned. The one driveway, running along the northern boundary, leads to the offices and the other to the yard / commercial areas and dedicated parking area for the drivers. The office building is a double-story freestanding building. The main entrance to the office building opens onto the ground floor reception area. Stairs leading from reception provide access to the first-floor offices, comprising a combination of open-plan and partitioned offices as well as a boardroom, ablutions and canteen. In addition, the Managing Director’s office situated on the first floor offers a separate reception area, office, meeting room, ablutions and kitchenette. Located on the ground floor of the building is the Operations department, comprising an open- plan office area, with partitioned offices and training room. A door leading from the rear of the office building provides access to a smaller yard area situated between the office building and workshop. The office building offers modern, high-quality finishes and has been well maintained. There are solar panels installed on the roof. There is both open and shade port covered parking located adjacent to the office building. Located adjacent to the office building, in the southeast corner of the site, is the warehouse. The warehouse is accessible via two roller shutter doors leading from the yard area and is currently utilized for storage. The warehouse building offers partial brick walls, with corrugated sheeting above this. There are solar panels installed on the roof. Located opposite to the warehouse is the mechanical workshop. The workshop offers both a workshop area and double storey section that accommodates offices, parts department and staff facilities (pause area and ablution facilities). The workshop is accessible via roller shutter doors leading from the yard and offers 6 workshop bays, two with pits, one panel workshop for the re-spraying of trucks and a wash bay.
There are roller shutter doors on either side of the workshop and the workshop bays are therefore accessible from either side of the building. The office component of this building offers more basic finishes when compared to the main office building. The office component offers a reception area, meeting room and various offices as well as ablution facilities and a staff canteen/locker room with kitchenette. The remainder of the site comprises a brick-paved yard, offering both truck parking and standard parking bays. There is a total of 100 truck bays located in the yard area. The standard parking bays are located on the west side of the site and are shade net covered bays. In addition to the parking bays located on the west side of the site, there are parking bays located adjacent to the office building, as previously mentioned. There is a total of 209 standard parking bays provided on site. Also located in the yard area is a fuel depot / facility, with three 23,000L diesel tanks. The layout of the property is illustrated in the aerial photo below Overall the offers good appeal. The property has modern finishes to the offices and warehouse and the warehouse and workshop have good height clearance. In addition, the property offers an extensive brick paved yard area, with reticulation space for large trucks. The buildings are in a good condition and have been well maintained.
Breakdown of property Offices: 2 079m²
Workshops: 1 978m²
Warehouse: 1 335 m²
Hard standing and yard areas: 30 904m²