CORNUBIA TOWN CENTRE
Within the overall Cornubia Integrated Human Settlements, the proposed Cornubia Town Centre is strategically located and serviced in the edges by high order routes – the site is located at the axes of M41 and the N2 highway. The development has high visibility and connectivity to these major systems.
The Cornubia Town Centre is designed to promote clear and functional symmetry through street design and enabling compaction and densification of people and activities at the core where the pedestrian focus will be. This design language and philosophy is realised by the graduation of scale where higher intensities are found at the heart/core and dissipates towards the frame of the City. This is controlled through height definition and land use.
This mixed-use development advantageously lies within one of South Africa’s key growth areas – Durban’s Northern Urban Development Corridor – regarded as one of the country’s most sought-after real estate investment destinations.
A DESTINATION IN ITS OWN RIGHT
Cornubia Town Centre is situated along the GO! Durban route (Durban’s IRPTN), and will be designed to accommodate a cross-section of transport-types from vehicular to NMT, as well as pedestrians.
Importantly, this new town centre on Umhlanga’s doorstep, is geared to be a place of activity with the capacity to attract people through the provision of wide-ranging activities, introducing Cornubia Town Centre as a truly live-work-play precinct.
Aesthetic appeal is regarded as being as important as function and while the town centre will clearly meet the latter, close attention is being paid to both the architectural and urban design components, inclusive of building accents, streetscapes and the use of both colour and materials.
The 1200 hectare project is strategically located to the north of Durban, adjacent to Mount Edgecombe, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and uMhlanga Ridge, and is only seven kilometres from King Shaka International Airport. Within the heart of the Northern Urban Development Corridor, Cornubia has been designed in line with uMhlanga property principles. The development is especially well-suited to meet the exceptional demand for well-positioned and serviced commercial, residential and industrial land in Durban and its environs.