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SUBURBAN LIVING FOR A NEW GENERATION
A stone’s throw from the historic Rondebosch Fountain, the centre of one of Cape Town’s most loved and popular residential suburbs, lies an opportunity to invest in seven levels of contemporary living.
Set in a suburb rich with heritage, The Rondebosch offers first-time buyers and seasoned investors a chance to own a piece of Cape Town’s splendour.
With top quality finishes, secure surroundings and majestic views of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak, The Rondebosch sets a new benchmark in property investment.

MODERN LIVING
Buyers have the choice from 166 apartments, ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom, each complete with modern finishes and a balcony with awe-inspiring mountain views.

PEACE OF MIND
With 24-hour manned security, fingerprint access into the building and a secure parking bay included in all its units, The Rondebosch creates a secure haven in a historic suburban setting.

UNMATCHED INVESTMENT
The suburb of Rondebosch continues to prove itself as one of the best investment areas in South Africa, providing excellent rental and capital growth yields through all economic trends. Situated close to the University of Cape Town, Varsity College and more, The Rondebosch enjoys enviable positioning from an investment point of view making The Rondebosch an excellent investment.

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Sales and construction move forward at The Rondebosch
Published: November 8, 2011


The piling is nearly complete at Rawson Developers’ The Rondebosch development.

The R200 million The Rondebosch project has gone well and just over 100 of the 166 apartments have been sold, with more than 30 percent of the purchases so far being cash sales, says Paul Henry, the managing director of Rawson Developers.

Units here vary in size from 43m² to 110m² and prices range from R845 000 to R1.875 million. Henry is predicting ongoing sales in the next few months to parents of UCT students now looking for suitable accommodation for their children, as The Rondebosch is 1 km from the campus as the crow flies.

Henry says that the demolition of the old Porter House office and garage complex which was previously on the site had been handled with commendable speed and with minimal inconvenience to Rondebosch residents.

“All site operations have been subject to the strictest environmental controls, particular emphasis being placed on avoiding any form of pollution runoff into the nearby Liesbeeck River. Considering the route this river follows it is wonderfully clean. It must be one of the most unpolluted rivers in SA.”

The new seven storey building will have “more than sufficient” under cover parking, says Henry.

The main activity in recent months, due for completion soon, has been the driving by Fairbrother of 386 concrete piles – to an average depth of 10 m. Henry says the soft ground conditions on site had facilitated this activity.

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Construction near topping out at The Rondebosch
Published: February 28, 2012


Rawson Developers’ 166 unit R180 million The Rondebosch apartment block is now in its fifth month of construction, and completion of the concrete structure is scheduled for the end of March.

Sales manager, Trevor Weston-Green, says this means that the first handovers can start in November this year and should be complete by January.

“By then we expect to be sold out. In mid-February, the sales team had already sold all but 51 of the 166 units. Two show flats will be completed and fully furnished by the end of this month so that buyers can see a typical apartment.”

He says a top Cape Town designer has been appointed to create a “city chic” look and buyers can buy furniture for the units along with the units.

Dale Nortje and Abo Peters, the Rawson Construction project managers responsible for the project, say that work on the structure began in October 2011 and typical floors are now being completed in under two weeks.

“Construction work on The Rondebosch was preceded by the tricky demolition of the old Porter building and a long and complicated piling exercise which was carried out by Fairbrother Geotechnical Engineering,” says Paul Henry, Rawson Developers managing director.

This resulted in the site being given a grid of driven piles which were necessary because ground conditions next to the Liesbeeck River had over the millennia become semi-alluvial.

The Rondebosch is close to several tertiary educational institutions, including UCT, Varsity College, Damelin, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s satellite campus, UCT’s medical school and the Groote Schuur nurses’ college.

“There has always been a shortage of accommodation here,” says Weston-Green, “and that situation will continue making this an excellent area to invest in.”

Units vary in size from 42m2 to 94m2. These include bachelor, one, two and three bedroom units and lofts on the top floor. The views take in Devil’s Peak, Hottentots Holland and the False Bay coastline.

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So FAST?!?
 

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Skyscraper City hates me :-(
Been trying to reply to this thread, but no matter what I try it will not accept my post!

"Post denied. New posts are limited by number of URLs it may contain and checked if it doesn't contain forbidden words."

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Hi All
I know there have been comments about the speed of Rawson Construction's buildings going up. The Rondebosch went up in about 12 months. We also did Olive Grove in Grassy Park (70 apartments, 3 storey height) in 6 months. But all the buildings are still standing!! :) We use lots of labour and foremen to control the site, and thus are able to have many aspects of the build being worked on at any one time - shortening the construction time frame considerably.
 

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Regarding the Almar sports club..... The Rondebosch Oval is currently with council for the rezoning and approvals. Only a mere 23 objections from the residents.... It is planned to be a security development with 41 free standing homes (3 and 4 beds) around the cricket oval, launching whenever we get some approvals ;-)

We also busy with some sites in Stellenbosch as well. Coming soon to a website near you...

Contact me if you want to be kept up to date, or if you have some development land for Rawson Developers to build on. :)
 

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Already seen some owners advertising their flats on gumtree. Seems going rate around R5500 to R6000 for a bachelors.

They are advertising viewing dates from 15 nov and occupancy from 1 dec so I'm guessing handover is happening shortly...
 

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Yip, we noticed that the signwriter put two "L"'s on. He has been instructed to remove one and it should be rectified this afternoon. Sharp eyes Mazeppa :)
Good help is hard to find :)
We have had one unit fall out of bed - so sadly, were sold out, but back to one loft left. Any takers ;-)
 
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