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Sandton’s R3bn Barlow Park development forges ahead

The R3 billion Barlow Park development, an affordable residential and mixed-use precinct in Sandton, is rising out of the ground.

Led by developers Atterbury and Divercity, in partnership with Barloworld, Twin City, and the Moolman Group, construction on its first phase began in June 2022 on its 4 100 affordable residential units in 11 apartment blocks, 5 500m2 of retail and restaurant space in an open-air neighbourhood centre, a Curro school, medical centre, shared offices and more.

According to Atterbury Development Manager, Ruan van Rooyen, the development of the retail section is progressing, with the main retail structure already complete. The steel structures on the podium level going up, which are now visible from the adjacent M1 highway, will soon house restaurants. The Curro school building has also been completed.

Equally rapid advancements are being made on the first and second residential blocks, which will offer 750 rental apartments. The lift cores of these blocks now reach the height of eight of the total 11 floors, and they should top out around mid-year. Furthermore, earthworks for the third and fourth residential blocks of 860 units, including a creche, will commence this June,” he adds.

The first apartments at Barlow Park will be available in early 2024 with the Curro school and retail centre opening in January 2024.

Barlow Park is located at 180 Katherine Street in the financial capital of Sandton. The property enjoys a prime position edged by the M1 highway and the major arterial of Katherine Street. It is less than two kilometres from the Grayston Avenue and Marlboro Drive offramps from the M1.