Nestled a mere 10 kilometers away from the bustling Cape Town Central City, Claremont’s Central Business District (CBD) holds court within the esteemed Southern Suburbs residential enclave. Its strategic positioning aligns seamlessly with major arterial routes—such as the M3 freeway, connecting to the Southern Peninsula; the M5 freeway leading to Milnerton and the Northern Suburbs; and Main Road, interlinking the business district with its surrounding suburbs along the north-to-south axis.
In recent years, a resurgence in demand for both office and retail spaces has revitalized business activities, swiftly rebounding to pre-pandemic levels, notably evidenced by the full occupancy of Cavendish Square once more. The pandemic’s legacy has instilled a profound quest for maximum flexibility, bolstering the ascent of co-living and co-working spaces. Noteworthy venues like CHEFS and We are EGG amalgamate several retail outlets under one roof.
Emphasizing shared public spaces, the ongoing revamp of the Dreyer Street Market and the burgeoning array of street-facing coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs amplify Claremont’s historic village ambiance. Although new developments momentarily waned during the pandemic, the landscape has recently witnessed the completion of two residential projects. Additionally, a sizable commercial development is presently underway, with numerous other major projects either in the planning or proposal stages.
Throughout this period, the surrounding residential districts have undergone continual refurbishments and development, leading to densification that remains considerate of the area’s rich heritage.
The introduction of a major new public transport interchange (PTI) and the MyCiTi bus extension into the heart of Claremont’s CBD promise affordable and dependable access for employees, students, and visitors alike. This significant transport enhancement is expected to infuse local businesses with increased activity, amplifying the area’s vibrancy.
Claremont’s Central Business District emerges as a beacon of sophisticated urban development, seamlessly blending commercial vitality with a reverence for its historical essence. As it continues to evolve, Claremont stands poised at the nexus of progress, preserving its legacy while embracing contemporary dynamism.