This is what Cape Town’s new R8 billion Harbour Arch precinct will look like

A new app has been released giving a clearer look into the scope and scale of Cape Town’s new R8 billion precinct, Harbour Arch.

Harbour Arch is being developed by the Amdec Group, a privately-owned property development and investment business, modeled on its existing project in North Johannesburg – Melrose Arch.

According to James Wilson, CEO of the Amdec Group, the new development will take approximately a decade to complete and will involve an investment of approximately R8 billion.

On completion, the 5.8 hectare Harbour Arch will be contained in its own precinct, much like Melrose Arch, and will be home to seven individual tower blocks with a total of 200,000 square metres of usable space – making it the first  and largest mixed-use development of its kind in the Cape Town CBD.

Phase 1 of the residential aspect of the project has already kicked off, while a hotel partnership has also been announced with Marriott International.

Since the development’s reveal, some changes have been made to the design, and a new VR app has been made available for Android and iOS users to take a digital walk through the completed concept in virtual space.

The Google Street View-type perspective gives a better sense of how the development will fit into the space in Cape Town, and gives a better overall look than the conceptual renders available.

The app was developed by ThinkLab and is available to download for free on the Google Play store and iOS.

Below are a few shots taken from within the app.

A previous version of this story said that the app was developed by Touch Foundry, but it was in fact developed by ThinkLab. The article has been updated to reflect this.

Read: A look at Cape Town’s massive new R8 billion precinct in the city centre

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This is what Cape Town’s new R8 billion Harbour Arch precinct will look like