Barlow Park is set to become Sandton’s brand-new residential neighbourhood, promising affordable, quality housing right on the doorstep of South Africa’s commercial capital, Sandton.
- Barlow Park is situated at 180 Katherine Street in the financial capital of Sandton.
- Bulk earthworks for the first phase of the R3-billion project commenced in June 2022
- Atterbury, with its commercial property asset management expertise, and Divercity, with its rental housing asset management skill, will perform the asset management functions for the completed development.
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A new property development will transform the landmark site which was once the corporate park that housed Barloworld Limited’s Corporate office, Logistics and Equipment head offices into a vibrant modern residential-anchored mixed-use neighbourhood.
Property investor and developer Atterbury, which is leading the development in conjunction with Barloworld, was awarded the development in 2017 based on its vision for a mixed-use precinct on the site. Originally envisioned as an office-focused project due to start in April 2020, the Covid-19 lockdown fortuitously paused its development. The pandemic highlighted and accelerated structural changes in the way we live and work. By introducing Divercity as co-developer, and due to their success with the recently launched Jewel City precinct, Atterbury and Divercity have now re-shaped the development into a top-notch residential-anchored modern multiuse neighbourhood.
Barlow Park will offer an excellent Sandton address at affordable prices and with all the amenities and safety of ultra-modern living in a desirable location with some of the best views of Sandton and the beautiful Innesfree valley.
After broad and deep consideration of the property market, it became clear to us that an affordable, secure residential lifestyle development is the best use for this land. We could not be more pleased with the new plans for this property. As a unique site in an excellent location, Barlow Park will be transformed into a multifaceted neighbourhood of matchless quality, designed for the ultimate in convenient, enjoyable and affordable living in Sandton’s very latest world-class development.
// Atterbury Head of Developments – Gauteng, Derrick Pautz
Barlow Park looks to create local economic and job opportunities during construction and for years to come after its completion while meeting some of the significant need for quality, connected residential accommodation in the area. Two of South Africa’s most respected names in commercial property development, Moolman Group, and Twin City Development are also co-investing in the development.
The new Barlow Park development will include 4’100 affordable residential units in 11 apartment blocks, which will be served by free-for-resident amenities such as a recreation center, clubhouse, pool, business center, coffee shop, gym, and sports facilities. All this will be set within an urban forest among lush green landscaping and manicured gardens. Several of Barlow Park’s new buildings have been designed around the trees growing on the site. All indigenous trees in the precinct will be preserved during the construction process.
Barlow Park’s public space will include 5’500sqm of retail in a vibrant open-air street-level neighbourhood convenience center anchored by Checkers and Clicks and featuring a generous mix of eateries, fast foods, banking, and more. Located at the high-profile traffic-signaled corner of Katherine Street, it is also ideal for commuters to access. The development plan allows for a primary school, high school, and pre-school, a medical center, as well as shared office space with a Curro DigiEd high school secured in the first phase opening.
Starting at the west end of the site, at its superbly accessible main entrance from Katherine Street, the first phase of the development will include the convenience retail, the high school, and the 750 residential units that make up the first two apartment blocks. Barlow Park will be developed out towards the east of the precinct, with the second phase of 860 units in the next two residential blocks planned to commence a year later. The roll-out of the Barlow Park development will respond to demand, with the entire project expected to take six to eight years to develop.
The property enjoys a prominent position flanked by the M1 highway and the major Katherine Street thoroughfare. It has access and visibility on both major arterials and is less than two kilometres from both Grayston Drive and Marlboro Drive offramps from the M1.
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