Location and Connectivity
Life at The Polygon
Designed For Modern Businesses
The Polygon Amenities
Hotel and Serviced Apartments
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
SODIC and Solidere International
A business park that will change the shape of Cairo business life Cairo is in need of quality office space. Businesses need offices with easy access, flexibility of space, full security and the latest office technologies built in.
Great office space is currently hard to find in Cairo. It is in short supply. And too often the space that is available comes with drawbacks, such as makeshift facilities, inadequate parking, high costs or a less than perfect setting. Now there is a better option. The Polygon is a new concept in contemporary office space. It has all the social connectedness of a downtown office and all the convenience of a modern business complex. And its offices have a design quality that is unsurpassed in Cairo, with advanced technologies built in.
The Polygon is the first business park at Westown, the new city centre at the heart of Sheikh Zayed, the fast-growing west Cairo area, and just up the road from the Smart Village business campus. A million people live in this area already, and the population is projected to reach five million over the next few years. Forward-looking companies are keen to find offices close to this growing employee base, and The Polygon will be the ideal choice.
The Polygon has all this at Westown, the new city centre for west Cairo being developed by SODIC in collaboration with Solidere International.
View of The Polygon from the north east gate
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A well-connected location Conveniently located on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road and at the heart of west Cairo.
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In the Westown business district, walking distance from Allegria, Forty West, BISC, Beverly Hills and Casa.
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The Polygon has a great location. It sits at the top of Westown’s palm-lined pedestrian Central Boulevard, not far from the luxury apartments and lively social scene at Forty West.
There is a wide range of nearby homes and amenities, all within a short walk or drive from The Polygon. Walk to work from a villa at Allegria or an apartment at Beverley Hills or Casa. Enrol your children at the British International School in Cairo (BISC) and get there easily when there’s a school play or after-school event. With Egypt’s first Greg Norman signature golf course just up the road in Allegria, golfers are truly in luck. And all of the shopping, health and leisure amenities throughout west Cairo are reachable within minutes by car.
Allegria & The Allegria Greg Norman Signature Golf Course
It’s a world away from the congestion of downtown Cairo. Yet travelling between the two is easy. The 26th of July Mehwar runs from the banks of the Nile in the heart of Cairo directly to the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Egypt’s main thoroughfare. From there, it’s just a few minutes’ drive to The Polygon. Soon, another eight-lane highway, the Rod El Farag Mehwar, will link Westown with downtown Cairo. And a planned light-rail stop will make the connection even easier.
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Westown is transforming this fast-growing area into a fully self-sufficient community and a hub for Egypt’s business growth. And the companies that move into The Polygon will get there first.
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01 01 Aerial map of Westown and surrounding area 02 The Forty West Piazza 03 Shahira H. Fahmy designed villa at Allegria
View of The Polygon south east Entrance
An exceptionally well-designed workplace
Any way you look at it, The Polygon is a distinctive and unconventional business development. It consists of 11 buildings—nine office buildings, a hotel and a building of serviced apartments—each with a unique asymmetrical shape. In fact, every floor and every office space has its own angles and shape, letting in lots of natural light and giving many more employees a corner office. Together, the buildings add up to a very modern and free form geometry. That’s why we’ve called it The Polygon.
The outdoor space is equally well designed. The Polygon’s central feature is a large landscaped green space. At its widest point, this garden area is 200 metres across, or the equivalent of two football pitches—a rarity in any urban development. There is a minimum of 12 metres between each building and three easy gateways for access to and from greater Westown, making The Polygon a place with true openness and accessibility, where ideas can freely take shape.
Over 70,000 square metres of ‘Class A’ office space.
This is ‘Class A’ office space, designed to a standard that will impress you, your employees and your visitors. There are double-height ceilings in reception areas to enhance natural light and show off your corporate identity; state-of-the-art elevators to cut the daily wait; central air-conditioning to keep the temperature just right; and smart energy systems to prevent blackouts and equipment damage while saving energy. Advanced internet connectivity will keep everyone on the company network, wherever they are, and raised flooring will keep cables organised and out of sight.
Work as easily outdoors as indoors. The surround of buildings creates a microclimate in the centre of The Polygon, with shaded outdoor areas that will be comfortable even on the warmest days. Take a break at a café table or hold your meetings in the open-air, under a strong wi-fi internet ‘cloud’. It’s the kind of flexibility that encourages people to work more collaboratively and share information more fluidly. And the range of convenient amenities, from a multi-storey car park to a crèche, gym and various food and beverage options, will improve your employees’ quality of life, leading to improved productivity and morale.
11 uniquely designed buildings with inspirational architecture by Wilkinson Eyre Associates. Every imaginable amenity and service in a setting of landscaped open spaces.
View of the central building ‘The Mountain’ from the west
Offices with built-in flexibility
The Polygon’s free-form angles do much more than create a striking visual effect. They provide real and practical benefits in every office, by increasing exposure to natural light and providing each office space with its own outdoor terrace. Never mind that The Polygon has far more ‘corner offices’ than any conventional building could hold.
Designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes.
An ingenious design approach puts you in control of how much—or how little—space you occupy. Each floor at The Polygon is divided into 250-squaremetre modules. Lease or own the space you need, from a single module up to an entire 9,000-squaremetre building. Choose to use a shared reception area or—if you’re occupying a larger space—to have a separate entrance, branded with your corporate identity for added impact. And if your company’s office requirements change over time, the space you occupy at The Polygon can change too.
Office space that can be customised for specific needs. Buy or lease your ideal office or showroom space.
If you need a retail space, a showroom for your products or a branch for your bank, you will find it in the ground-floor spaces that we’ve set aside for this purpose. Choose the amount of space you need and we will customise it to suit your business needs. With your customer-facing and internal activities close together, you’ll be able to run a leaner, more efficient business. And your customers are sure to be impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities.
The Polygon at a glance The Polygon Land Area 32,925 sqm
The Polygon master-plan
Percentage Green and Public Spaces 58%
The Polygon Built Up Area (BUA) 86,000 sqm
Number of Offices up to 200 offices* Hotel Rooms 50 rooms Residences 50 Apartments Parking Spots 1,700 Spots
The Polygon Retail Built Up Area (BUA) 3,200 sqm Health Club 1,500 sqm
Crèche 200 sqm Indoor/Outdoor Restaurant 450 sqm * Assuming four separate tenants per floor
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The Business Hotel
The Polygon Residences
A workplace complete with conveniences Ample parking spaces and a wide range of well thought-out amenities. Services including restaurants, cafés, a health club and a crèche. Property management and security provided by SODIC and Solidere International.
At The Polygon, daily convenience begins with easy parking. You will never struggle to find a space. Simply pull in to the two-story, multi-access underground car park. It has 1,700 spaces, including dedicated spaces for visitors, with CCTV and security patrols to keep your car safe. You are unlikely to need your car again until your workday is done. The Polygon has been designed to house a wide range of on-site amenities, in a configuration that makes them easily accessible from every office.
Leave the children at the purpose-built crèche. Pick up breakfast or lunch in the garden restaurant, or go for a more formal meal in the restaurant at the business hotel. Do all your banking on site. When it’s time for a coffee or tea break, relax at one of the open-air café tables. Or de-stress in the health club, with a reinvigorating swim in the full-sized pool, a workout in the exercise area or a quick match on the squash courts. With so many conveniences within easy reach, your employees will be more contented and spend less time away from the office than they would in a more conventional workplace. And with SODIC and Solidere International taking care of all security, cleaning and property management, your people can focus on what they do best.
View from office interior
Much more than office space A convenient business hotel for visiting colleagues and international partners. Serviced apartments for those who need to stay longer. The Polygon is lively, day and night.
There are two great options for anyone who needs accommodation close to the offices at The Polygon. Stay in the business hotel or in a residential suite. Like The Polygon as a whole, the on-site business hotel will offer great design and fully integrated business technologies. Guests will be able to work from their hotel room or make the short walk to the office. It’s the perfect option for days when there are meetings with an early start. The Polygon’s serviced apartments occupy a prime position, overlooking Westown’s Central Boulevard and the modern landscaping of The Polygon gardens. These compact apartments are an ideal option for new recruits who are yet to find their own homes locally or for anyone who comes and goes from The Polygon on a regular basis. Choose a long or short-term lease.
And when you need extra space at peak times or to support a special event, there will be a range of serviced offices and meeting rooms available to be booked. With people living and staying the night on-site, The Polygon will always be a lively place, even out of working hours. There will be shopping in the retail outlets on the ground floor of the serviced apartments building. The hotel’s restaurant will be a convenient, full-service venue for working breakfasts, business lunches and relaxed dinners. And the hotel lounge will be a great place to linger, well into the night.
View of The Polygon gardens
Aerial night view of The Polygon from the east
Award-winning international architects Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, a leading UK-based architecture firm. Architects known for their innovation and groundbreaking designs. Back-to-back winners of the UK’s prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture. The Polygon is a groundbreaking new development. So it may be no surprise that its architects are known for breaking new ground with their work. Wilkinson Eyre Architects is a UK-based firm that is known for working with new materials and technologies. Their high-profile portfolio of commercial projects around the world includes the iconic Huanggang Towers in China, 20 Blackfriars Road in London and the BBC’s new northern headquarters in Liverpool, England. They designed one of China’s tallest buildings, the spectacular Guangzhou West Tower, which on completion will house a conference centre, a hotel and offices. Wilkinson Eyre developments win awards for their style and inventiveness as well as their high level of functionality. In fact, Wilkinson Eyre won the UK’s prestigious Stirling Prize two years in a row. Their work gets so much attention because it is designed with an eye for first impressions along with an attention to functionality and the finer details. They’ve brought this same daring and meticulous approach to The Polygon.
“We are delighted to be working with SODIC and Solidere International on this very exciting project at Westown. High expectations, an open brief and a groundbreaking master-plan gave us an excellent starting point to think afresh about working environments. In The Polygon, we aim to create a unique and memorable place that plays a key role in the life and soul of Westown while helping to shape the future of Egyptian business life.” Matthew Priestman, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects; 01 Royal Ballet School Bridge of Aspiration – UK 02 Guangzhou International Finance Centre – China 02
03 Stratford Regional Station – UK
Terrace view from ‘The Mountain’ building
A well-planned city centre for west Cairo Westown is the product of meticulous planning by international architects and urban experts. A truly urban place, with outstanding business, leisure, cultural and residential amenities. Master-planned to be congestion-free and provide a high quality of life.
The Polygon occupies a prime location in the new business district at Westown, the new city centre that SODIC and Solidere International are building for west Cairo. Westown brings together residential, social and commercial life, all in a master-planned urban setting with great architecture, sustainable design features and pedestrian-friendly streets. Westown will be a city centre with tremendous diversity and enduring vitality. It will have all the benefits of city living and none of the downsides, such as pollution, parking problems or traffic jams. And Westown will really work, because it was thoroughly planned and designed by some of the worldâ€™s leading architects, environmental experts and urban planners.
Westown will be a popular destination for culture, leisure and shopping. People from right across Cairo will be drawn to Westown for its restaurants and lively social scene, and to the palm-lined pedestrianised Central Boulevard for its designer shops. And everyone who works at The Polygon will have these and many other vibrant amenities right on their doorstep.
Aerial view of Westown
SODIC and Solidere International Developed by SODIC in collaboration with Solidere International. Two developers with extensive experience in large-scale projects. An absolute commitment to delivering state-of-the-art projects that transform people’s lives.
SODIC are the developers behind some of Egypt’s most admired and best-planned new developments, including major mixed-use developments in west and east Cairo. SODIC have an intimate knowledge of the local Cairo market and are well-acquainted with the needs of the local and international companies to whom The Polygon is designed to appeal. Solidere International is the global development subsidiary of Solidere, the award-winning Lebanonbased developer best known for carrying out the acclaimed reconstruction of Beirut city centre. Solidere has 15 years of experience in urban planning, project consultancy, project management and virtually every other aspect of the real estate market. And now Solidere is bringing this experience to bear on distinguished projects across the Middle East, the Gulf States and Europe.
Both companies share a passionate belief that carefully planned developments can transform people’s lives for the better. Together, we have a formidable track record in urban and residential development. In Lebanon and Egypt, we’ve proven our ability to think up and deliver imaginative and workable new developments. And through this experience we have forged solid working relationships with many of the best architects, designers and building experts in the world. We’re putting this combined experience to work in Cairo, by developing, marketing and managing large-scale urban projects that will reshape the city’s work and leisure life. And The Polygon is a prime example.
North entrance view of ‘The Mountain’ building
Whatâ€™s your ideal working space?
There are several convenient ways to contact us:
The Polygon will pioneer a new way of working, with flexible spaces and a dramatically improved daily quality of life.
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Whatever your business size, focus area or goals, we can work with you to design an office space that fit your needs. For forward-looking companies, The Polygon is where it all takes shape.
Call us on 16220 in Egypt or +20 3897-3939 Visit our websites www.thepolygoncairo.com or www.sodic.com
For general information and inquiries please email: email@example.com Or simply drop by our SODIC Sales Centre, which is located at Km 38 Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Sheikh Zayed, Egypt.
Master-plans, pictures and other visual materials, designs, facades, floor plans, heights and number of floors used are for demonstration purposes only and may change in accordance with final designs and projects planning permissions.
View of lobby interior
Published on May 27, 2010
Published on May 27, 2010
First Business park at Westown, the new city center at the Heart of Sheikh Zayed. A new concept in the contemporary office space. Unsurpasse...