S&J Industrial Estate EcoDistrict
Germiston, South AfricaMap
Last year, co-owners, JSE listed diversified REIT Redefine Properties and Abland Property Developers established the S&J Industrial Estate EcoDistricts Steering Committee (SJEDSC) with the intention to create the initial framework to progress towards a model rooted in community sustainability, ecological awareness, and conservation.
Located next to the Geldenhuys Interchange along the N3 National Highway in Germiston, East Rand, the S&J Industrial Estate forms part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), the largest metropolitan municipality in Gauteng, South Africa.
The sprawling estate spans an impressive 160ha and will cater predominantly for industrial use and provide a commercial offering in the area. S&J presents a unique opportunity for businesses looking to operate from an efficiently designed, well planned and well managed, secure industrial park, within an established node. Automotive part distributors, third-party logistics and light manufacturing business have selected S&J as their preferred node, with logistics and distribution enterprises showing the highest degree of interest. Convenience retail with flexible corporate space is planned for the precinct once critical mass is achieved.
The SJEDSC team remains engaged through workshops and discussions to ensure the goals of enhancing the Estates’ developmental focus, long-term performance and adopting EcoDistricts methodology of equity, resilience and carbon neutrality are aligned with the sustainability strategies and commitments of both Redefine & Abland.
Under the auspices of the SJEDSC, stakeholders are empowered to collaborate to drive S&J Industrial Estate’s vision of becoming a development devoted to progressive sustainability and environmental conservation.
The SJEDSC is excited to lead the first of its kind project in the South African property sector which will lead to the first EcoDistricts® Certified endorsement outside North America. This type of thought leadership will also catalyse S&J’s efforts to reach net-zero carbon targets.