New mixed use neighbourhood in Barlow Park

Sandton, Africa’s richest square mile, is set to welcome a brand-new residential neighbourhood that will provide much needed affordable and quality housing.

The R3 billion development broke ground in June with bulk earthworks commencing on the first phase. The development is being led by Divercity and Atterbury, in partnership with Barloworld, Twin City and the Moolman Group. This transformative development will ultimately comprise 4,100 affordable residential units in 11 apartment blocks, which will be served by free-for-resident amenities such as a recreation centre, clubhouse, pool, business centre, 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 with a Checkers, Clicks and featuring a generous mix of eateries, banking, and more. The neighbourhood is ideal for commuters to access as it is located on the corner of Katherine Street. The development plan allows for a primary school, high school (Curro Digi-Ed) and pre-school, a medical centre, as well as shared office space.

“Barlow Park is a breakthrough in the housing landscape in South Africa. This will be the first truly affordable rental precinct in such a premium node and will offer unmatched value for residential tenants. Through a combination of affordable pricing, exceptional location and diverse amenities we will set a new benchmark for the industry. We are extremely proud to bring this to the market,” says Jonathan Reader, Chief Investment Officer at Divercity.