Westside Office Park, which is essentially a park within Westway Office Park in Durban, has been a long term development by JT Ross which started in 2011. Its location on the N3 and opposite the Pavilion Shopping Centre has made it a popular address for businesses needing easy access to the CBD and Upper Highway area, as well as the N2 to the North and South.
RCL FOODS have been occupying office space within the first phase of Westside Office Park. To facilitate the consolidation of their national offices in a single space, they have taken additional space in the adjacent second phase development – a beautifully-designed 12 000 square meter Head Office building which will be the hub of their operations in South Africa.
The dynamic team of professionals behind the new development undertaken by JT Ross includes the RCL FOODS Executive, Elphick Proome Architects and Novospace, as well as a leading team of engineers and sub-contractors. The interior design is inspired by RCL FOODS’ collaborative culture …and its passion for providing “more food to more people, more often”. The result is a creative, open-plan work space that inspires connection, teamwork and brings the client’s passion for food alive. Energy-efficient materials and systems have also formed a fundamental part of the design.
The building consists of three levels of office space and three levels of basement parking with open and covered visitor bays. An appealing addition to the building are a coffee shop and a store featuring RCL FOODS’ own food brands, both of which are accessible to staff from other offices within Westway Office Park.
JT Ross remain on the Westway Office Park Management Association and continue to work with the organisation to improve the traffic flow, aesthetics and overall park administration on an ongoing basis.