PrimeTime Property Holdings’ Motswere building has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa – Office Design v1.1 rating by the Green Building Council South Africa.
The building marks the council’s first green star-rated building in Botswana.Based in the Prime Plaza II in Gaborone’s central business district, it is the first of four commercial buildings that will make up Prime Plaza II once built.
The 2 780 m2 Motswere building’s name derives from the Leadwood Combretum trees that inhabit this part of the country. It comprises three A-grade office levels, supporting facilities and two basement parking levels.
The building is the first of PrimeTime’s large properties to achieve third-party green certification, which has provided the company with a great competitive advantage, says PrimeTime asset manager Joe Simpson.
After the unapparelled success of Prime Plaza in the new CBD and the continued demand for space in their properties, PrimeTime has acquired the site between Prime Plaza and Mashatu Terrace.
The intention is to develop three or four buildings on the site similar to Prime Plaza. A 2800m² building on the south western corner will be constructed first and dependent on acquiring tenants, the other building will follow.
As with all PrimeTime and Time Projects developments – quality, efficiency and design is at the forefront of the development along with parking, which people generally do not cater for sufficiently.
The initial plan is to have 1½ basements for tenant parking and A-grade parking for visitors.Time has been appointed as project and development managers and with these buildings, will bring the number of buildings that Time has developed in the CBD to 14.