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Balwin to break ground on new lifestyle estate at Westown in Durban

Balwin Properties has concluded agreements to develop Shongweni Park, a 1 260-apartment lifestyle estate at the Westown development, close to Hillcrest in outer west Durban, complementing the listed company’s two coastal estates in Umhlanga and Ballito.

Westown is a mixed-use precinct within a managed, urban environment with secured and approved development rights of approximately 520 000m2 of bulk floor area; the activation of these rights began when the first sod was turned for the construction of Westown Square in August 2022.

Shongweni Park will form part of the larger Westown mixed-use development under Balwin’s Classic range of lifestyle estates with 20 phases to be built over the next four years.

One-, two- and three-bedroom garden apartments will be on offer, with large appliances such as a fridge, gas stove, washing machine/dryer and dishwasher included in the sales price. All apartments will be IFC EDGE Advanced certified with massive savings over the term of the loan for homeowners qualifying for Balwin’s Green Bond product.

Shongweni Park will offer a 6-Star Greenstar rated lifestyle centre, with access to amenities such as a fully equipped Training Science Gym, a children’s play area, a swimming pool, running/walking tracks, as well as a concierge included in the monthly levy.

In addition, residents will have the convenience of a spa, laundromat, and restaurant as part of the lifestyle offering.

The name Shongweni means ‘column of smoke‘ in iTshongweni, named after the spray at the Ugede waterfall close to Hillcrest.

Shongweni Park is set to break ground mid-2024. Prices on the various apartment offerings are expected to range from R899 900 to R2 099 900.