Swisatec, an architectural and project management firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, is set to build the first R14 billion ($900 million) Green Village in Cape Town. The Blue Rock Village will be the first Green Village not only in South Africa but in Africa.
The R 14 billion Green Village is an upgrade of the well-known Blue Rock Resort, which boasts a magnificent view of the Blue Rock Lake, the only lake in Cape Town with crystal clear waters, with a depth of 60 meters and a water temperature of 27⁰C, ideal for water skiing and scuba diving.
The Village is situated in the heart of award winning wine farms of Somerset West, a stone throw away from Sir Lowry’s Pass, approximately 3 to 6 kilometres away from the Gordon’s Bay and Strand beaches. The Village is accessible through N2 highway, Cape Town International Airport is only 15 minutes away by car and Cape Town CBD a mere 30 minutes.
Plans for the mixed-use Blue Rock Village include a multi-functional Life Style Centre within the development, array of medical centres, boutiques, schools and colleges, nurseries, restaurants and cafes. The Life Style Centre is the heart of the Village, so to speak, where one can enjoy live music concerts, markets and opera’s. Linked to the centre, is the Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, where one can be pampered in various Therapeutic centres, or take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool.
Mr Lukas Reichmuth, Founder and Director of Blue Rock Village said “The project will be market driven, focusing on both the international market and the South African market, our apartments are designed to fit different types of individual needs. The Village comprises of 1000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land.
As the first pioneers of Car Free Living, our vision of Blue Rock Village is to enjoy the magnificent beauty and natural surroundings where you can truly experience the great outdoors. All parking is underground to maximize the green living and visual pleasures of nature which is connected seamlessly. It’s all about green spaces and design, combined with luxury apartment living.
For convenience, we have planned a Helipad for business people to commute easily between the airport and Cape Town and a train and bus station will be developed to encourage the residents to use public transport rather than private transport. The Blue Rock Village will set a precedent for future development in South Africa. “
The Blue Rock Village offers investor different apartments with five layout types in one, two, three or four bedroom options, leaving you spoilt for choice.
All apartments are meticulously designed with quality detail throughout and all material that is used in the creation of the Blue Rock Village is environment friendly, and comes with a 10-year guarantee. Height ceilings up about 2.8 meters and big, double glazed windows at 2.4 meters, establish the feeling of well-being and also allow the residents to have unrestricted access to the breath-taking surroundings and views from within their homes. To add to the feeling of comfort and exclusivity, each apartment is insulated for optimal temperature throughout the seasons saving up to 90-100 per cent of energy (instead of using air conditioning and heaters).
Keeping true the environmentally friendly theme, Blue Rock Village is using A++rated energy efficient appliances saving up to 50 per cent on energy, LED lighting saving up to 50-80 per cent of energy, along with a water management system from shower to sprinklers system which will save up 50 per cent of water. Furthermore, the developer (Swisatec) will use low VOC paints, lifts will be stalled with VVVF with sleep mode for energy saving hence the Village will generate its own power through solar energy.
The Blue Rock Village is built with technology in mind, the Village offers a fast and reliable connection with a fibre optic system that feeds each residence and this includes Wi-Fi which will be available throughout the Village. The residence will be equipped with intercoms and free telephonic communication between the estate residence and security. Units start from 200 000 € just over R3.4 million depending on the exchange rate at R 45 000 per square meter, with various investment and purchasing option available.
“With all this, it is no surprise that we expect Blue Rock Village to become an exclusive prime address in the Western Cape. A place with bespoke living experience for the discerning investors and a home to those who wish a lifestyle full of only the best Cape Town area has to offer.” said Mr Reichmuth.