Opportunity, convenience, and contemporary urban living – the perfect blend for homeowners seeking to embrace all that Cape Town’s inner city has to offer.
The Spectrum, a new housing development near the heart of Cape Town which launched on the 10th of November 2022, is the latest undertaking by Evo Property, the Cape Town-based real estate sales, letting, and property development agency.
Designed by TwoFiveFive Architects, it provides unmatched convenience of living near the city centre coupled with industry-leading design.
Once the industrial epicentre of Cape Town owing to its proximity to the CBD, Salt River is now teeming with businesses, residential properties, and schools, and is known for its easy access to world-class attractions like Signal Hill, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the V&A Waterfront, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Into this rejuvenated historic cityscape comes The Spectrum, where pet-friendly, access-controlled apartments are cleverly designed to maximise space, high-speed fibre connectivity comes standard, a coffee bar, co-working space, gym and parking feature on site, storage facilities are ample, and a raised swimming pool offers spectacular views of Cape Town’s famous mountains and harbour.
The development joins other notable urban apartment offerings driven by Evo Property, including the Rockefeller (billed as “Cape Town’s grandest building” for its 395 luxury apartments spread over 18 storeys) on the Foreshore; the 64-residential unit The Barracks luxury apartments in Bree Street; The Ivory, Fresnaye’s recent ticket price-friendly development; Fresnaye-located, The Avant, a luxurious apartment development; and Copper Lane off Long Street, an architectural marvel.
“The Spectrum is a residential development with an ‘accessible’ undertone without compromising on lifestyle quality,” explains Evo Property’s Emanuel Germanis, who founded the company, joined later by his brother Stephan Germanis and friend Matthew McWilliams.
“Units are north facing with Table Mountain as the backdrop and Table Bay ahead. The central position of the site just off Nelson Mandela Boulevard, which stands proudly on the southern side of Salt River Park, offers ease of access into the Cape Town CBD, the Southern Suburbs, N2 outbound towards Cape Town International Airport, and is minutes from the N1 North and South.”
McWilliams says Evo worked with the developer to ‘curate’ the development product, enabling the developer to price them competitively and still deliver on lifestyle, “easy access, amenities and safety being the primary drivers”.
“Once they were met, we focused on individuality, creating a space where owners can make it their own.”
Considered by Evo Property as “an unparalleled turnkey investment opportunity”, Germanis says the development aims to create a space that welcomes all people, “in all phases of their journey, whether you are buying a property for the first time or adding this investment to a high-performing property portfolio”.
In alignment with this vision, micro, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units start from as little as R595 000. Furniture packs are available through apartment interior-design specialist, Maison & Marble, with Evo Property offering a turnkey rental management service that includes long- and short-term letting, even offering a possible return of 10% per annum.
“What we love about The Spectrum is that it really is for everyone. For students the University of Cape Town is close by. So is Groote Schuur Hospital, which is a great asset for students and those reliant on government hospitals in the area,” Stephan Germanis says.
“The bustling suburb of Observatory, with its famous party strip, is also not far away. You also have the River Club, a landmark on its own but soon will also be home to Amazon’s headquarters. The Salt River development district is also home to the Devil’s Peak Brewery and various other businesses. Then you have The Old Biscuit Mill and the 2U offices, both of which are within walking distance. It really could not be more suited to those aiming for the complete urban living experience.”