Somerset West housing project dashing forward

The City of Cape Town’s R41 million Lourensia Park housing project in Somerset West is progressing well with it being on track to see the first units handed over to beneficiaries by June, if all goes according to plan.

“We are really excited about the progress that has been made and grateful that we are rapidly moving towards improving the lives of our beneficiaries. We expect that the first of the 150 units will be handed over from June this year if all remains on track. Broad community support as well as the support from our beneficiaries and especially the project steering committee is making progress possible,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for human settlements, Malusi Booi.

 “In the previous phase, 216 units were constructed. The project experienced various setbacks and time delays in the past which caused the development rights to lapse and new processes had to be entered into. Construction on the first phase of the houses was completed in December 2011. When we all work together, we can move mountains. This project and its progress proves this.”  

The development consists of free-standing and semi-detached single-storey units, semi-detached duplexes and serviced sites.