First Conradie Park tenants ready to move in
The R3-billion, 22-hectare Conradie Park mixed income, mixed-use housing development in Pinelands has reached a major milestone as the first social housing units will be receiving their first tenants early in 2022. This partnership between Concor and the Western Cape Government will comprise more than 3 500 homes when it is complete.
With plans for numerous businesses, two affordable private schools, two crèches, an early childhood development centre, an aspirational convenient retail centre, a business hotel, medical facilities, a dog day-care centre, a town square and community centre, a number of pocket-parks and a 22 000m² linear park with its Saturday morning “Park Run” already plotted, the development is being touted as an “affordable, sustainable, self-contained town for the future”.
Conradie Park caters for all income and age groups, embracing all stages of life from infancy to secure retirement facilities with medical and frail care services. Affordable education facilities are available on the site.
Certain job opportunities will be available onsite, in nearby areas, and in the central part of Cape Town 11km away.
A state-of-the-art security system is in place which includes biometric access control, full closed circuit television surveillance, and a contingent of security officers. In addition, access is constantly monitored by perimeter surveillance and licence plate recognition cameras.
Construction on the first phase of the social housing part of the project started in August 2020 and will consist of 432 units located in four blocks when complete. There were COVID related construction delays because work had to be halted under alert levels 4 and 5 of the National State of Disaster, but construction resumed when alert level 3 was announced.
The first building, consisting of 66 units, is in the process of being handed over and the first tenants move in early in 2022. One building will be handed over for tenanting every 4–6 weeks, and all 432 units are expected to be occupied by tenants by April 2022.