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Observatory’s new apartment development underway

Obs Court, Observatory
Obs Court is currently under development with completion targeted for December 2017.

Optimal design will shortly meet hard-working functionality in a new Observatory apartment development, situated on a 5000m² site one block below the Main Road in the trendy Cape Town suburb.

Named Obs Court, the residential complex will provide 310 sought-after apartments particularly suitable for young professionals, academics and medical personnel, as well as students.

A development by FWJK marketed exclusively by Pam Golding Properties, the apartments will range from stylish studios and one-bedroom units to two-bedroom, two-bathrooms units Prices start at R 1,2 mill with no transfer duty payable by the purchaser. Numerous features include excellent security, extremely fast fibre-optic Wi-Fi connectivity, an on-site laundry and plenty of parking.

Craig Armstrong, head of FWJK Developments in the Western Cape, says the design focus has been on creating “a fun place to live, with amenities that every young professional or student would want on their doorstep.” These include a private gym, heated roof-top pool and braai area, ample visitors’ parking bays, motor bike/scooter/bicycle parking bays and lock-up stores on the parking levels.

Eco-friendly sustainability and energy cost savings are assured by LED light fittings and motion sensors, water-saving sanitary ware and brass ware. Piping hot water will come from a state-of-the-art central heat pump system (four times more energy-efficient than traditional hot water geysers).

FWJK Director David Williams-Jones confirmed construction is underway and the target date for completion is December 2017. “We have appointed Pam Golding Properties to market the development because of their professionalism and understanding of the market, national footprint and status as industry leaders.” FWJK Developments is recognized nationally for its high quality, innovative developments. It recently completed the R250 million Touchstone House in lower Bree Street and is also developing the new KPMG Place mixed-use office, retail and residential development on Cape Town’s Foreshore”.

Laurie Wener, Pam Golding Properties Senior Executive Developments – Cape Region, says the residential complex is ideally located for anyone wanting an address between the City and Southern Suburbs, in a trendy, modern building that minimises upkeep and utility costs. “Obscourt is ideally positioned for those commuting to Groote Schuur, Mowbray Maternity and Red Cross Hospitals, as well as Vincent Pallotti and the UCT Medical School. It’s close to the Jammie Shuttle and My Citi bus routes and near the Observatory Station”.

“Vibey, academic, arty and alternative describes this historic suburb of Cape Town. It’s home to institutions ranging from the South African Astronomical Observatory to AFDA – the film, TV, performance, business innovation and computer technology school. Factor in popular bistros, coffee shops and sporting facilities, and you realise why Obscourt will stand out as the place of choice in Observatory for years to come.”