Garden Cities New Town Development New Town,
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
COMPLETION DATE: May 2011
CLIENT: Garden Cities Inc. & Basil Read Development
Basil Read Development was appointed to assist Garden Cities Inc. with the design and development management of the new Garden City New Town in 2007. The site, on the outskirts of Cape Town, is 767hectares and intended as a mixed-use, integrated development.
The housing component includes a range of housing types and income groups from single residential subsidy housing to gap housing in multi-storey blocks. CTS worked with team leaders MLH Architects and Planners to prepare an urban design framework and guidelines for Phase 1 of the development (219ha and 4000 dwelling units). The framework integrates housing designs, site layout, location of community facilities and transport requirements. The project successfully achieved town planning and environmental approvals at the end of 2011.