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New developments at Cape Town’s R14 billion ‘green’ village




Blue Rock Village, located in Somerset West, is experiencing a R14 Billion upgrade by property development and management company Swisatec.

The full development will include 1,000 luxury apartments to be built on 40 hectares of land. Construction started in August 2016 and will extend over a period of ten years. The first phase of the construction includes 32 apartments (known as Giovanni’s House), with the second phase of construction following thereafter, also including 32 apartments. Units for both phases are priced from R 3,4 Million.

Blue Rock Village includes various green elements and is being developed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standard, which established a solid set of benchmarks. The village will be ‘car-free’ with all parking to be underground, while apartments will use energy efficient appliances, including LED lighting, efficient water-management systems (from showers to irrigation), solar water-heating systems and self-generated solar power. Swisatec is using solar photovoltaic energy to meet the bulk of its energy demand, and is also developing public transport facilities as part of its car-free living concept.

Additional plans for Blue Rock Village include the multi-functional Santa Luzia Lifestyle Centre, medical centres, boutiques, a college training centre, nurseries and the 5-star Blue Rock Hotel and Conferencing Centre.

The Santa Luzia Lifestyle Centre boasts 14,000 square metres of floor space in a 7 story building. It will offer 10,000 square metres of street  exhibition space, designed for hosting conferences, exhibitions, and interactive events such as local produce markets, product launches, and concerts or music festivals.

The Blue Rock Hotel and conferencing centre will have about 150 luxury rooms, 30 condominiums and conference capacity for over 500 delegates. It will also include high-end restaurants, a bar and multiple lounge areas.

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  1. Development of Cape Town’s ecofriendly Blue Rock Village under way
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