Major new road links Sunningdale to inland suburbs and the N7
SUNNINGDALE, the Garden Cities western seaboard suburb that celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, has reached a significant milestone with the completion of two new major arterial roads, one of which links it to the N7 highway.
More than 3 500 homes, from cottages to 200m houses, have been built at Sunningdale, which has become the benchmark for planning and construction standards since it began in 1997. Because of the comprehensive infrastructural development that includes schools, a hospital, a retail centre and a world-class sports facility, the suburb has become a primary choice for new homeowners on the coast.
The road network serving Sunningdale has, up to now, been confined to direct links with the West Coast road (R27), and as it reaches critical mass, the planned connection bet- ween Sunningdale and the N7 between the N1 and the Swartland has been completed on Sandown Road. This will relieve pressure on the West Coast Road and provide faster commuting to Cape Town.
It enables motorists to take routes both south to Cape Town and also north to Malmesbury via the N7.
The second major road development is the linking of Berkshire Boulevard, running east/west in the suburb, with the West Coast Road.
A further improvement in accessibility for public transport commuters is the extension of the MyCiti bus service on the north/south spine, Sunningdale Drive.
With the new road access, development at Sunningdale continues apace. The release of 150 single residential unit sites for construction north of Belmont Road follows the near sell-out at Canal West, where only 30 three-bedroomed group housing opportunities remain, priced from R1.1 million.
In the new phase, the Provencal-style houses will be larger, with a living area of around 150m and a double garage. Prices start from R1.5m. The offering includes a limited number of 100m2 cottage-style houses with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and double garages on smaller plots.