The R44 billion Hazeldean development, has mushroomed into the biggest mixed-used development in Pretoria East.
There’s something big going on in Pretoria East and it goes by the name of Hazeldean. Dubbed ‘The East Capital’, Hazeldean took root in 2006 and has since mushroomed into the biggest mixed-use development of its kind in the area. The estate is being developed by Hazeldean Consortium which comprises Abland and Sable Homes.
Hazeldean covers an area spanning approximately 950 hectares and is being developed at a cost of R44bn. The development offers ‘full circle’ living i.e. facilities and nodes which cater to all aspects of daily of life. Indeed, it would appear that the development is largely self-sufficient, an aspect the developers take great pride in and which is increasingly being sought out by buyers.
The developers undertook construction on Hazeldean with a view to creating a safe, eco-friendly development where people of all ages could live. It would appear that they are well on their way to achieving this vision.
Although there are still years of development ahead, a number of nodes are already well established. Developed residential nodes include Leeuwenhof and The Village at Leeuwenhof, The Retreat Retirement Estate, The Ridge, The Meadows, Oukraal Bachelors and Oukraal Houses. Every residence has access to a hybrid system of Telkom lines and fibre solutions and are protected by round-the-clock security.
Properties at the Leeuwenhof Village and Leeuwenhof Estate generally feature all the mod cons and range from under a million to several million. These nodes cater largely to aspirant professionals and families.
The Retreat has been developed with the sole aim of catering to the needs of those seeking to scale down their lives and/or retire. Buyers can invest in stand-alone homes or apartments or rent depending on their needs. Medical care ranging from basic to comprehensive frail care is available and residents can make use of a state-of-the-art clubhouse as well as various other amenities including shops. Prices vary from option to option.
75% of The Ridge is already sold out. This node is characterised by a tree lined green belt and beautiful vistas and is aimed mainly at up-and-coming families seeking a statement address. Freehold stands at The Ridge are currently priced at R865 000. The Meadows offers contemporary family orientated living for prices starting at R420 000 for freehold stands.
Properties under the Oukraal banner cater to single residents and families alike and range from as little as R495 000 to three bedroom homes priced from R1, 4m. Facilities on hand include a clubhouse, a squash court, a heated pool, golf practice nets and a play area for children.
While work is underway to bring the rest of the estate to fruition, work has already been completed on a number of other elements including Tijger Valley Office Park, Hazeldean Office Park, Curro Private Primary School and Curro College. Hazeldean Square Shopping Centre, Hazeldean Homeworld, an Intercare Sub-Acute and Day Hospital and an Engen station are also open for business. Churches, showrooms, an abundance of green nodes also form part of the mix and plans are underway to incorporate tourism orientated buildings.
Plans are also afoot to improve the estate’s transport network. While access to the development is already in place, plans to develop a new R90m ‘Hazeldean Boulevard’ which will link the N4 and the R21 are in the pipeline. Negotiations are also underway to incorporate a Gautrain station into the precinct all of which brings Hazeldean’s full circle living concept full circle.