Cape Town is undergoing an infrastructure boom - what with the recent opening of Zeitz MOCCA, the inclusion of a new Radisson Red and Blue hotel, plus two new Tsogo Sun hotels in the central CBD. The opening of the CTICC 2 further establishes the city as a major events hosting destination.
And things are far from done for Cape Town, the first African city in an official City agreement with Airbnb, as the new Harbour Arch Precinct gets underway.
This development by Amdec, the same group behind Melrose Arch in Jozi, is expected to take a decade to complete at an estimated cost of R8 billion.
Business Tech reports a new app has also just been released, giving a clearer look into the scope and scale of what Cape Town CBD’s first large-scale, inner-city, mixed-use precinct will entail.
“Like Melrose Arch, this precinct will encapsulate the principles of new urban living, and present an opportunity for people to live, work, play, relax, and stay in a safe, convenient, enjoyable and sustainable community-focused environment,” says James Wilson, CEO of the Amdec Group.
On completion, the 5.8 hectare Harbour Arch will be contained in its own precinct, much like Melrose Arch, and will be home to six individual tower blocks with a total of 200 000 square metres of usable space.
Phase 1 of the development will include a hotel partnership with Marriott International. Partnership remains key for successful Marriott developments, not just in Cape Town, but the rest of Africa says Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson, according to a report by Fin24.
The 200-room hotel, one of three new hotels in Cape Town for the group, is expected to be completed in three years.
And while a decade in development is a long time - the new VR App has been made available for Android and iOS users to take a digital walk through of the completed concept in virtual space - click here for more details.
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