Project: Development of corporate head office for Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited

Location: Grand Baie, Mauritius

This landmark development presents a premium grade workplace and an environment which is contextual, climatically responsive, and sustainable. A variety of sustainability initiatives will drive the project in line with best practice green design parameters which will also serve to enhance the design of this building at every level.

Part of a larger complex to be developed in phases, this office complex enjoys significant exposure to the M2 motorway. The building capitalises on its corner positioning and ultimately will form one of three built components set in a verdant landscape. This landscape will shade and envelop open parking set on the site’s periphery, providing a significant number of bays for convenient business parking. The office precinct enjoys a secure environment with controlled access and will ultimately benefit from a large central landscaped park in future phases of development. This space will offer all tenants a remarkable working precinct with both a visual and social focus centred on wellness.

The planning solution in this building is based on the principles of connectivity, flexibility and offers a significant variety of tenancy in terms of size and location within the building. Two floor plates of varying size, depth and dimension are set adjacent to a five volume atrium into which the building is anchored. The office spaces which interface the atrium consist of projecting glazed and timber-clad meeting pods. Lightweight bridges cross the atrium, providing lateral connectivity. The office floors promote substantial space planning options and can be planned to accommodate small businesses through large corporate tenants with a broad range of interior design offerings.

The amenities offered in this office development are unrivalled in Mauritius and respond to both the global move to morph the workplace into many functionalities and to the Island’s business culture. Apart from the central atrium, which will provide a lively, active interior street, the office includes a canteen with an extensive outdoor deck for the benefit of all tenants and business visitors. Security is provided at the entrances to the building and to the basement parking, which also includes bicycle parking facilities and change rooms. The uppermost floor is an expansive communal entertainment space complete with bar, barbeque, and catering kitchen. This exclusive space opens fully onto two covered verandas which enjoy panoramic views over Grand Baie and the ocean providing an extraordinary entertainment or conferencing facility.

Building name Grit Real Estate Income Group head office
Property description Corporate offices
Physical address Grand Baie, Mauritius
Site area 35,931 m2
GBA 11,315 m2
GLA 8,778 m2
Efficiency ratio 90%
No. of parking bays 252 parking spaces
Date constructed Design development phase