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Two new private schools for Burgundy Estate in Brackenfell

Only 10% of more than a hundred Trinity homes are still available in a unique Cape Town suburb, Burgundy Estate in Brackenfell, which was created from the ground up with a host of attractive amenities – including two new private schools – designed specifically to best serve its residents.

Construction recently started on the schools, which will be ready for the 2015 academic year. Many young families have already settled in the new neighbourhood of Burgundy Estate, most of them enticed by the easy access for their children to the schools and the facilities the new suburb offers.

Trinity Projects, developers at Burgundy, believe their success in attracting Curro Private Schools to the area, combined with the quality homes and pleasing neighbourhood aesthetic has played a major role in unlocking the area.

The Trinity development in Burgundy was conceptualised and pre designed to become a self-contained, landscaped and integrated suburb – and within months of the first homes being built, the concept proved to be a near sell-out success. R130 million worth of brand new homes were sold within months. Currently the only homes still available to purchase are in the security group housing development known as Figaro.

“We believe that our approach at Burgundy will set the future standard for a new kind of approach to housing development,” says Le Roy Viljoen, co-director of Trinity Projects, a boutique property development company.

The R100 million schools development represents the fulfilment of a promise to buyers in the area. It will see a Curro Primary School, with capacity for 1200 learners, as well as a Curro Castle Pre-Primary, with capacity for 400 youngsters, open their doors in time for the new academic year. Families who bought a home in the Trinity development at Burgundy have been guaranteed placement in the schools, and also won’t be required to pay any registration or administrative fees.

“There is such huge demand for these new kinds of suburbs, which offer modern infrastructure, safety, easy access to important amenities, and a sense of belonging and neighbourliness,” says Viljoen.

“Although we knew we were onto a winning concept in terms of our collaboration with Curro, we never envisaged the level of demand that came in the wake of our announcement of the development a little more than a year ago. Each new phase was sold out even before completion of construction.”

“Another major contributing factor to the early sell out is the Trinity turn-key concept. Homeowners buy completed houses which gives them access to readily available funding at any one of the recognised banks. In turn the Trinity brand ensures quality and on-time delivery of the built product.”

“The suburb has become tremendously sought-after, particularly among young families. The design of the area is reminiscent of the suburbs of old, with the attractive, value-for-money homes set on a streetscape where children can safely play in the area with convenient access to great schools.”

Viljoen says the remaining homes, which are between the R1.3 million to R2 million mark, are expected to go fast. Trinity is already looking at several similar projects in the Northern Suburbs region, to supply the overwhelming demand.

“Homeowners are looking to simplify their lives and this requires new thinking by developers to create new-style projects which best meet their needs. Property development has become an art, requiring new strategies and closer co-operation between the private and public sectors,” he says.

To find out more about the project, please contact property agent, Andre Swart at Rawson on 083 627 1093.