Bishop Lavis Town Centre

Cape Town, South Africa

Submit a project Closing date : 22/04/2018

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The following information is indicative only: both the competition Regulation and the Site Specific Requirements documents will be available for download by mid-December. Further information regarding the requested documentation will be made available in this submission page at the same time.

Before submitting your project, please make sure your proposal complies with :
  • The common Regulation document
  • The Site Specific Requirements
  • Local rules and legislation.

01. Name of the Team

02. Composition of the Team

03. Team contact

04. Files (.pdf 20 Mo max. per file)

The documents will be written both in English and, if different, in the local language. Each of the documents will be dated and signed by the representative, or another authorised body, of the bidder team.
The composition of the bidder team is a criterion used to assess the relevance of the project within the framework of the competition. It demonstrates the feasibility and the soundness of the proposed project.
The project description is a maximum of 10 pages in the A4 format. At this Expression of Interest stage, detailed architectural drawing such as perspectives will not be admitted, unless specified otherwise in the SSR.
This memo presents the legal-financial framework proposed by the bidder team only as a statement of intentions. The definitive commitments of the team will appear in the final proposal.
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Bishop Lavis Town Centre is a 1.4 ha plot intended for a comprehensive redevelopment scheme, located in a low-density Cape Flats suburb just north of Cape Town International Airport. It enjoys an ideal situation on a BRT feeder route, with the proximity of a cluster of socio-economic and civic uses. The City expects on this site innovative projects that will demonstrate new forms of medium density urban development with high environmental performance.

This approximately 1.4ha plot constitutes part of the town centre of Bishop Lavis, a low density Cape Flats suburb just north of Cape Town International Airport and some 14 km outside Cape Town CBD. 

Besides being accessible by suburban bus and private vehicle, the site is also located on a BRT feeder route. The surrounding suburban area includes a cluster of socio-economic and civic uses, including a clinic and hospital, a church, schools, sports facilities and local shops and outlets, as well as single residential dwellings and some apartments. 



The Bishop Lavis Town Centre site currently accommodates public facilities such as a well-used public library, a community hall and a small community park. The rest of the plot remains vacant and under-utilised (eg some open car parks), which provides bidder teams an opportunity to both develop new elements and replace / intensify existing facilities as part of a comprehensive redevelopment scheme.

Proposals should include new mixed commercial and higher density housing development around a public square or similar social focal point. 

Facilitating the pro-active engagement of the local community will be a key success to maximise the potential of this site and to guarantee local anchorage. 

The City of Cape Town expects on this site innovative projects that will demonstrate new forms of medium density urban development with high environmental performance. In accordance with the objectives of the municipality to limit the ecological impact of city growth, the applicants will have to propose the best solutions towards a carbon neutral and resilient urban development.


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Further information about this site will be provided by the end of December 2017 (site dataroom, Site Specific Requirements).

Expected program
Besides an integrated community service centre with civic facilities, proposals for redevelopment of this site should include new mixed commercial and higher density housing development around a public square or similar social focal point. There is also an opportunity to relocate the community hall to the sports complex immediately north of the site and Lavis Drive, opening up a further part of the site.
In addition, the City of Cape Town has defined important aspects detailed in the following section of this document that the bidder teams need to address. 

Owner
City of Cape Town

Plot area
Approximately 1,4466 ha

Type of transfer intended 
Could be a mixed arrangement.  Normally full freehold disposal of the asset, but depends on the details of the proposal (eg how new public facilities might be made available).  A long-term leasehold arrangement or a combination of freehold/lease could also be considered.
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Geolocalisation
Lenton Drive, Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town South Africa
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