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