The Block is a listed building in the historic heart of Cape Town. The five-storey office block is a charming and elegant period property which overlooks the popular Wale and Bree Streets.
Dating back to 1951, the Block has had several former lives, including being used as a vault for international jewellery shippers. The Wall Street Journal described the Block’s Bree Street address as “Cape Town’s Hippest Block,” reflecting the area’s transformation into a culinary and entertainment hotspot. This park’s name derives from the building on Wale Street, which takes up most of the block. It is a play on the term ‘auction block’- the platform from which an auctioneer sells. This is another business that once occupied the building. With five floors of refurbished offices to choose from, the character-filled office block also has spacious lounge areas and comfortable meeting rooms. And perhaps most impressive, is a spectacular roof terrace with the kind of skyline city views that are normally reserved for swanky rooftop bars. The building, which houses Inospace’s head office, offers prime retail and office spaces in a safe, immaculately maintained block with a front-entrance concierge, CCTV security, and two floors of prized parking. This choice location is the hub of the city’s exciting foodie and lifestyle scene. The Block’s upmarket retail and office spaces reflect this dynamic, high-profile setting.
This part of Cape Town offers the city’s best in terms of business convenience and creature comforts. Within a 400-metre radius, you’ll find some of the city’s leading restaurants, bars and shops. It is also on the main traffic routes in and out of town.
The Block is approximately 100 metres from the Bo-Kaap – one of the city’s most vibrant and tourist-friendly neighbourhoods.