Past and present perfect
Bounded by Parliament and Church Square in the East City of the Cape Town CBD, Speakers Corner is one of the city’s oldest buildings and forms part of the heart around which Cape Town was built. It has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties to offer businesses a unique creative space, layered with history reflected in its design and décor.
“Every effort has been made to not only preserve the building’s past, with original elements like the floors, fireplaces, paint, windows and shutters being retained, but also its energy,” says Urban Lime Founder and CEO Jonny Friedman.
On entry, visitors are greeted by the original tiled flooring, the scent of freshly-baked goods wafting over from Victoire Patisserie, stunning art on display from Gallery Momo and a friendly concierge. The building features four other floors with an array of offices of varying sizes (ranging from 50m² to 2000m²) and with different views of the city. In addition, the third floor features a space that would be ideal as a sky bar and the fifth floor will soon be home to a fine dining restaurant.
Over and above offering alluring and adaptable spaces where creativity can flow, Speakers Corner is equipped with elegantly decorated meeting rooms, a cosy library complete with hot desks, 24-hour security, CCTV, contract parking and fully serviced common rooms, along with networking and social events for tenants.
From small single working spaces to large open studios, Speakers’ Corner is just waiting for creative souls to fill it with their energy.