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Rabie’s new Bridgewater One set to transform Century City

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Date 26 September 2019

Rabie’s latest mixed-use development in Century City, Bridgewater One, is one for the limelight!

The biggest development since the Bridgewater Precinct’s Century City Square, Bridgewater One is set to rise along the banks of a new waterbody, which was once Ratanga Junction.

Conceptualised as a contemporary interpretation of the typical elegant and narrow canal edge Amsterdam housing, Bridgewater One will comprise of a residential component, an 80-bed luxury hotel, several commercial offerings, and limited retail.  Set upon a basement parking, Rabie continues its success recipe of creating safe, convenient and world-class nodes within Cape Town’s largest mixed-use development, Century City.

“With the redevelopment of Ratanga Junction, our vision was to enlarge the water body and retain as much of the original vegetation as possible to create a substantial green zone” says John Chapman, Director at Rabie.  “We are adding at least 1.64ha of additional water, which will connect with the existing canals in Century City, enabling canoeists and paddlers to travel across the entire precinct via the canals.  In creating a large public green space, we will be able to welcome families back to the area, this time to enjoy the ingenious birdlife and find solace in nature.”

Bridgewater One’s residential component will include studios, one-and-two bedrooms, and penthouses with up to three bedrooms.  Residents can enjoy the very best of both worlds with views over the new Ratanga Park on the one side and on the other, a landscaped inner courtyard and from the higher floors, even Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

In addition to having everything at your fingertips in Century City, such as a gym, luxury hotels, choice restaurants, and retail as well as prime grade office space, you can enjoy kilometers of running, walking, canoeing and paddling in a safe, well-maintained environment.

The commercial component to the development will include office studios, which will be available as sectional title purchases, as well as a larger office building of several thousand square metres.  A showroom and small pockets of retail are planned for the ground floor. 

Office studios, North facing apartments and retail will spill out into a beautifully landscaped and sheltered courtyard, designed to offer a welcome pause for visitors, office staff and residents. 

“Bridgewater One is an exceptional development, not only in terms of the substantial green pocket we will be adding to Century City, but also the creation of extraordinary spaces, which become beloved homes.” says Chapman “From savouring that first cup of coffee on your balcony in the morning, looking over the water and onto the thriving birdlife, to walking or cycling to your office and grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.  All this packaged in a superbly designed and meticulously maintained precinct such as Century City, creates a lifestyle like no other.”

With apartments priced from R1,33-million for a studio, one-bedroom apartments from R1,87-million, two-bedroom apartments from R2,89-million and a few penthouses from R3,05-million, Bridgewater One offers competitive value, with the added benefit of no transfer duty payable.

Substantial earthworks have already been done, with a total 75 000m3 of earth eventually moved to reshape the ex-Ratanga Junction land.  Currently, the basis of the infrastructure is being attended to, with construction to commence early 2020 and occupation estimated for May 2021.

For further details, visit www.bridgewaterone.com or contact Property World, Brian Usher on 082 571 7024 or Devon Usher on 082 446 9188.