Bishop Lavis Town Centre

Cape Town, South Africa

Submit a project Closing date : 2018/09/14

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Expression of Interest proposals are due by 2018/09/14 - 11:00PM UTC.

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 format only)

These documents will be submitted both in English and, if different, in the local language, except in Norwegian (for Oslo), in Arabic (for Dubai) and in Icelandic (for Reykavik). Each of these documents will be dated and signed by the representative, or another authorised body of the bidder team.
This form is to be downloaded on the Dataroom of each site, and enables you to describe the composition and the organization of your team.
The project description will present the outlines of the project and solutions proposed for redeveloping the site, in line with the 10 identified environmental challenges. It is set at a maximum of 10 written A4 (or US-Letter) pages (maximum) and 1 A3 (or Tabloid) sized board of simple illustrations (but no architectural drawings).
The legal and financial set up memo is set at a maximum of one page, and at this stage, is only a statement of intentions by the bidder teams. 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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Please note a specific deadline for Bishop Lavis Town Center. Expression of Interest proposals are due by midnight UTC on September the 14th, 2018.

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.

Owner: 

City of Cape Town. 

Plot area:
Approximately 1,4466ha

Type of property 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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Location
Lenton Drive, Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town South Africa
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