Garden Cities completes homes in first stage of Phase 12 Sunningdale
With bulk services and infrastructural capacity sufficient for the next 15 to 20 years of expansion at Sunningdale, the Garden Cities’ suburb on the West Coast just north of Table View, development of Phase 12 is well under way. It comprises the first of three further phases in the suburb, on land totaling 264 hectares in extent. The new phases will accommodate the mix of residential, commercial and community facility development that has been established in the suburb since it came into being 17 years ago. Houses in Phase 12C (173 single residential erven) have been completed and house construction is now starting on Phase 12D (129 single residential erven).
In addition to the housing development, the stretch of Berkshire Boulevard fronting these phases provides sites to accommodate sports facilities, a school or college, offices, retail outlets and general business. Garden Cities’ philosophy of providing extensive infrastructural and community features for its developments, makes them largely independent in terms of retail, sporting, educational and healthcare considerations. As part of the new extension to the suburb, Berkshire Boulevard will eventually intersect with Wood Drive, providing access to the major internal artery, Sandown Road, and the West Coast Road, when progress on the bulk infrastructure reaches a crucial stage, and the road extension becomes appropriate.
The bulk services included sewers and sewage pump stations, extensions to bulk water supply, existing canals and pipes. Existing drainage systems were also enhanced and an environmental impact assessment (EIA) to determine the best solutions to storm water was also undertaken. The resulting work is also expected to help the City with its existing systems in areas surrounding Sunningdale.