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THE CENTRAL CITY PRECINCT BY PRECINCT

P1 Ha ns St rijd om

Vasco Da Gama

Artscape

HERTZOG BOULEVARD

ic Civ tre n Ce Thibault Square

Riebeek

Burg

LOOP

Prestwich

Old Marine Drive

ADDERLEY

Mechau

BREE

r Pie ce Pla

HEERENGRACHT

rth No harf W uare Sq

Jetty

LOWER LONG

WALTER SISULU AVE

Hammerschlag

CHRISTIAAN BARNARD

ICC CT

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Jan Smuts

DF Malan

PRECINCT 1 The Foreshore financial district

n Tow ion pe Stat a C ay ilw Ra

This map shows the clustering of the following types of activities in this precinct. Education

Call centres

Developments

Bordered by Buitengracht, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Christiaan Barnard Street, Hertzog Boulevard, and Adderley and Riebeek streets, Precinct 1 (P1) lies largely outside of the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone that covers most of the Central City to the southwest of Hertzog Boulevard. It is thus in this precinct that most of the CBD’s greenfields development has been able to take place, on land reclaimed from the sea in the 1930s. For decades, however, the Foreshore was cut off both from the harbour by large freeways to the northeast, as well as from the centre of the CBD due to the vast dusty parking lots that dominated the area.

Hotels and accomodation

Residential complexes

While sporadic development had taken place, it is largely due to the opening in 2003 of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), adjoining Convention Towers commercial space and 19-floor luxury hotel (today the Westin Cape Town) that this area owes its turnaround. Early in 2017, an expansion to the CTICC will open its doors (see pg 12). Since then, the Foreshore has become known as the Central City's "financial and investment district”. While P3 holds the highest number of legal professionals (in terms of advocates with offices close to the High Court), P1 is home to many large legal firms, as well as to 42% of the

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MyCiTi Bus stations and stops

Student accomodation

CBD's financial and banking services. It is also currently home to large ground-floor retailers such as car showrooms and, lying near the harbour, has the largest number of shipping companies in the CBD. It is fast becoming home to a high concentration of skyscrapers including both office and residential blocks – in the case of the latter, 50% of all residential units sold in 2016 were in P1. In 2016, the Foreshore also saw the opening of the new state-of-theart Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, which is already seeing a shift of the medical profession from P2 (where the old Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital was) to P1 (see box on pg 23).

The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2016  
The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2016  

Looking back at 2016 in terms of the economic and investment climate of the Cape Town CBD.

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