Island Works has had several former lives, dating back to 1932. This marvellous period building was home to the South African Wool and Mohair Buyer’s Association, for fifty years.
On its Edwardian-designed southern corner, it also housed one of Cape Town’s first Barclays Banks, for seventy years (later re-named First National Bank). Almost a century later, this grand lady of Paarden Eiland has been repositioned, revitalised and refurbished and is now home to one of Inospace’s most character-filled parks. Today, Island Works is a collection of five buildings offering office, studio, warehousing, logistics, storage, call-centre, workshop and studio space. Most areas benefit from wooden floors, large windows, roller shutter access and generous heights. Island Works is located in one of South Africa’s most desirable industrial nodes. It occupies a full city block with 26,500m² of exceptional spaces to choose from. The property has the largest suspended wooden floors in the country. It houses two cutting-edge business hubs, an onsite café, five Zoom rooms, and a brand-new innovative logistics hub. Other facilities include five high-spec meeting rooms with plug-and-play technology, kitchens, a mammoth outdoor wooden deck, indoor car park, and multiple networking and social pause areas. Island Works houses our largest onsite park management team. This includes a dedicated park manager, community manager and logistics manager – all of whom assist the park’s community with their business needs.
Paarden Eiland, meaning island of horses, is the location of some of the most extensive industrial and commercial business in the Western Cape. Its key position has made it increasingly popular over the years. It is close to Cape Town’s picturesque harbour and an industrial home to hundreds of showrooms and distribution companies.
The area is well connected via all forms of transport within the greater Western Cape. This includes routes via the Golden Arrow Bus service, MyCiti Bus and Metrorail. Some roads connecting and running through Paarden Island include the N1 Highway, FW de Klerk Boulevard, Marine Drive, Black River Parkway and Voortrekker Road.