Neighbourhood News Update: 7 May 2021

City of Cape Town approves R3.9bn V&A Waterfront expansion of Canal District

The new development at the Canal District makes way for a blue-chip office development on the site of the decommissioned Caltex fuel station. The area will see the addition of new parking facilities, upgrade to pedestrian routes, a new fuel station to replace the Caltex and will contribute a further 1100 jobs to the city. Read the full statement from the City of Cape Town here.


New openings

Welcome to Factorie which can be found on the Ground Level of Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and MrP Sport and Carmichael Jeep both of which are now open on Breakwater Boulevard.


COVID-19 testing now available at Cape Town Cruise Terminal

Starting this week, a new COVID-19 testing site is now available at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal. The service is run by the National Health Laboratory Service and is operational from 8am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. The cost is R300 for the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test and R850 for the COVID-19 PCR test.


Atter Pathology Services COVID-19 drive-through testing site signs with IATA

Atter Pathology Services (APS) has become Africa’s first pathology network to have signed with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Travel Pass. As the world moves to secure health passports to enable us to travel freely again, APS have joined forces with IATA, which represents 292 airlines. Read the full press release here.


Footfall update

While the property has been quieter after the school holidays, we are seeing an average of 262k, per week – which equates to 37.5k visitors per day.