Bridge City development nears completion

The end vision of agriculture and agro-processing group Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality’s Bridge Citymixed-use development, a JV public–private partnership north of Durban, is coming together, with the development of the town centre accelerating.

Only a third, or 91,000 m2, of the town centre site area is still available to developers, with a maximum of 300,000 m2 of bulk sites available, including residential-use sites and up to 118,000 m2 of retail– and commercial-use sites.

“Our plans for a functional mixed-use development that combines public-sector sites and services and excellent public transport with private-sector investment is now almost complete,” said Bridge City development executive Brian Ive

The Bridge City town centre and business estate allows for a wide range of business activities and includes elements of the light industrial, medical, legal, commercial, retail and residential sectors.

“The social housing plans are an essential component of this vision, building on the 48,000-m2 Bridge City shopping centre and regional Magistrate’s Court – which are already operational – and the 500-bed regional State hospital, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2019,” added Ive.

Bulk infrastructure, particularly transport nodes, are already operational, with the infrastructure

for the bus rapid transit system, which will link to the development, scheduled for completion in March 2017.

“We are actively seeking developers and end-users who share this vision,” concluded Ive.