The Rejuvenation of Braamfontein

Hayley November 23, 2017

Braamfontein sits at the heart of Johannesburg central business district and is well-renowned for have some of the largest corporation in Africa such Liberty Holding, JD Group, SAPPI, Bidvest and other multinationals. Braamfontein previously was a neglected and derelict suburb but today the area brims with energy with a sunny outlook as investment transforms the landscape. This place has now developed into South Africa’s definitive new-generation student precinct.

“The charm, historic value and craftsmanship of a bygone era offer a valuable canvas to begin creating trendy living spaces. Developers look to these existing buildings as they lend themselves perfectly to urban loft living with the New York-style look and feel.  The large previously dilapidated office buildings are being converted to residential apartments or trendy office space. Although majority of the properties in Braamfontein are still commercial services there is growing number of Retail and social business opening doors in the node, and Stirred into the mix is affordable accommodation, hotels, markets, retail, restaurants, offices” Says Elias Ngoma, Knight Frank’s Braamfontein Area Specialist.

Braamfontien also boasts Tshimologong, Johannesburg’s newest high-tech node, where the incubation of start-ups, the commercialisation of research and the development of high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youths. Tshimologong is looking to transform Braamfontein into Africa’s premier technology hub and inspire new talent, create jobs and lead to an economic renaissance.

The Abundance of Taxis, Metrobus, Rea Vaya, Metrorail and the new bike lane systems make it an easy for those to visit this great rejuvenated area. Those who are on foot benefit the most as the precinct’s renovation was focused on creating a pedestrian-friendly street culture with everything a within easy walking distance.

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