SA Affordable Housing November / December 2016 // Issue: 61 - Page 28

PROJECTS Aerial artist’s impressive of what Bridge City will look like once complete. Bridge City to drive job creation in Durban Bridge City, a strategically located industrial, commercial and residential precinct to the north of Durban, will drive substantial economic development and job opportunities. B rian Ive, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, says that both established and emerging businesses stand to benefit from a strategically located mixed use residential, commercial and business hub that is the first of its kind in a former ‘township environment’ in KwaZulu-Natal. It is expected to uplift the INK (Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) area, which has been earmarked for development and job creation initiatives, as well as greater Durban. 26 NOV EMBER - DECEMBER 2016 AFFORDABLE SA HOUSING Already, 60% of the bulk available – or 70% of Bridge City by site area – has been sold. To date, 12 properties have been or are in the process of being transferred. This is expected to grow by the end of the year as on-going negotiations are likely to lead to the sale of additional sites as Bridge City progresses. Just three large sites in the Bridge City Business Estate are still available.