Construction at Old Cape Quarter in De Waterkant is underway!

Construction at Old Cape Quarter in De Waterkant is underway!

Old Cape Quarter, a popular retail destination in the vibrant neighbourhood of De Waterkant in Cape Town, is undergoing construction. Designed by dhk, the mixed-use hub will include new retail and office spaces, as well as, 55 luxury apartments will revitalize the complex.

Presently being redeveloped, part of the existing building will be demolished. This will strengthen its structure and will enable the insertion of a modern four-storey residential component. Showcasing a modern aesthetic, the new masonry building will feature punctured openings, steel balustrades and timber shutters. Furthermore, the penthouse level will be clad in Rheinzink. Each apartment will display clean, contemporary lines and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and timber flooring. Additionally, the parking, office and retail spaces will be refurbished to a high standard. The office floorplate size will increase and the retail and restaurant areas reinvigorated.

The central courtyard sits at the heart of the development. The creation of a new green oasis with flanking and cascading planted terraces will activate the space. An attractive timber brise-soleil will hold the edge of the courtyard on the northern side while providing a visual barrier between public and private realms.

With construction set for completion in December 2020, the reimagined Old Cape Quarter will be a stylish addition to the district. To learn more, visit