Conradie Hospital, home for the chronically sick
Wynand Hendrik LOUW: Design Architect
(HJ Louw MS; SAB Nov 1935:43; SAB Jun 1939:68)
The Conradie Hospital was permanently closed down in 2002, and the site, which covers 22 hectares, has become progressively more derelict since then.
In March 2018 the Western Cape Government called on property developers to submit proposals for a residentially-led, mixed-use redevelopment of the site. The WCG plans to award the project to a developer before the end of 2018.
(Lila Komnick, 2018)
Cape Town - The Department of Transport and Public Works has called on property developers to submit proposals for the R6billion housing development on the Conradie Hospital site. The project is said to be the first of seven “game-changer” housing projects on the cards in SA.
The development will see 3605 residential units being built on the 22hectare site, 49% of which will be allocated to grant-funded housing. The development previously received objections from five communities in proximity to the area, but obtained zoning approval last year.
In a joint statement, ratepayers and residents associations in five communities, including Kensington, Factreton, Maitland, Pinelands and Thornton objected to the rezoning of the land and asked that the units be reduced to 2500 for the area.(IOL News, 17 April 2018, Athina May)
All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.