URBAN DESIGN & PLANNING

BELHAR HOUSING

Consultant Team: ARG Design (Urban Designers); Olden Town Planners; ICE Engineers

Period: 2005 - 2010

Client: Africape Developers

Value: R2 Billion

Belhar CBD is located immediately to the south of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), which lies to the north of Cape Town International Airport. The land has remained undeveloped for over thirty years and was put out to tender by the Provincial Government with the intention of creating a medium density urban core for Belhar. A number of recreational, industrial and educational facilities already existed on the site and these were incorporated into the urban design framework.

The rezoning of phase one was approved in 2010. The development consists of primarily two and three storey walk-up perimeter blocks with some single and double storey units close to the existing middle-income area.

The CBD development is envisaged as being a vibrant community and student orientated development, as UWC currently has no urban context adjust to it.