Garden Cities enters its second century in challenging times
As Garden Cities enters its second century, the company, along with millions of other enterprises around the world finds itself facing challenges, not only to livelihoods, but to life itself.
The company is a survivor and in its hundred years, through good and bad times, has built homes for many thousands of Capetonians in carefully planned and serviced suburbs. This is the work that put it at the forefront of responsible development in the Western Cape.
Now, with severely restricted financial conditions largely as a result of the on-going threat of the viral pandemic, Garden Cities, like its peers, has to reboot, to create a near-normal, to continue, somehow, to serve the increasing number of home-seekers across the economic spectrum.
As a non-profit company Garden Cities uses a considerable part of its earnings to go far beyond planning suburbs and building houses and infrastructure to make the lives of residents easier, more productive and healthier. Homes in a Garden Cities suburb give their owners a very special sense of worth and achievement and reflect the care and ambition for excellence that has hallmarked the company from its very foundation.
It’s not only within the suburbs it creates, but also in the wider environment, that Garden Cities strives to improve lives. Specific among its efforts is an initiative that serves to improve education throughout the entire metropole and beyond - the provision so far, of more than 104 school halls now at an individual cost of over R8 million. The halls are advocated by academics as essential tools without which holistic education can’t be delivered.
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IN THE NEWS
GARDEN CITIES PUBLISHES CENTENARY BOOK
As part of the celebration of Garden Cities’ Centenary, a 60-page collection of stories and pictures tracing the history of the company over the past 100 years, and projecting the path it will take into the future, has been published as an eBook to be viewed on this website.
The book documents the establishment of Garden Cities, its early development and our growth right up to the present. Chapters will be regularly added to the book as a living record of our progress.
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SUNNINGDALE’S DOG PARK TAKES A LEAD
Every doggy need catered for at canine leisure centre
Since Garden Cities planned, constructed and then launched Leadville Dog Park for the canine residents of Sunningdale in December 2016, daily, an estimated 120 dogs with their owners visit and enjoythe facility off Braselton on Leadville Road.
FIRST GBCSA GREEN STAR SUSTAINABLE PRECINCT CERTIFICATION IN AFRICA AWARDED TO GARDEN CITIES WEST COAST PROJECT
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded a 4-star Green Star Sustainable Precinct certification – the first in Africa – to a project that will be built by historic Cape Town development company, Garden Cities NPC (RF), as a further phase of its flagship Cape West Coast suburb, Sunningdale.