Willow Place will consist of 1496 residential units, of which 448 will be one-bedroom units (30m2) aimed at the primary rental market, and 1048 units will be two-bedroom units (42 - 44m2) aimed at the secondary rental market. These units will be in four-storey walk-up building typologies situated on two adjacent sites. The project will be done in two primary phases on the two sites with sub-phases within the primary phases.
A slipway leads straight from the R562 to the site and although it is a relatively busy regional road, the development is designed to be a sanctuary, a peaceful place where residents will feel a sense of relief from the more hostile semi-industrial surroundings.
The development’s design philosophy is organised around three main systems due to the organic shape of both sites:
• circulation (both vehicular and pedestrian)
• a green/open space system
• and the built-form system
The green system is the primary system which connects the entire development, starting at the centre of the development with a core of community facilities within green open spaces. It then wraps and punctures through the built-form system by means of sometimes an outdoor gym, kiddies play parks, braai areas and mini sports fields.
Further amenities such as a Daycare Centre, a Convenience Store and Laundry Facilities are being investigated.