Adjacent to the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Belhar is a mixed-use, high density residential project valued at R1,3 billion. The phased development will consist of approximately 3 616 units comprises various types of residential units and forms of tenure that have specific economic target markets of social housing (subsidised rental), open market rental units, student accommodation, open market GAP units as well as a small number of freestanding open market bonded units. The total land area is 30,3 Ha.
Various green initiatives of energy saving technologies such as solar water heaters, heat pumps, improved insulation, gas, etc are being implemented. Residential recycling projects, food gardening and urban greening initiatives are currently also being looked at. Besides the green component, the added benefit of these measures will also reduce electricity demand by the development and make the township socially and visually more attractive.
The scope of works consists of a complete township establishment process, upgrading of bulk and link infrastructure, construction of roads, storm water, sewer, water and electrical infrastructure as well as the marketing and sales of a wide range of residential units including the construction of all of the mentioned top-structures.
Construction of phase 1 of the Belhar CBD project consisting of 627 social housing units commenced early 2015. Phase 2 is expected to commence mid-2016.
The development will include the following urban amenities:
- Total number of units – 3 616 units
- Social housing: 627 units
- Student Accommodation: 1 000 units
- Rental and GAP housing: 1 973 units
- Freestanding open market bonded units: 16 units
Bulk and Link Infrastructure
- Infrastructure such as electrical, roads, water, sewer, reticulation and storm water facilities.
- Retail centre: 1
- Industrial area: 1
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