Blok makes over Thornhill Road Park   

Blok recently launched their 2nd development in Green Point, SEVENonT, on Thornhill Road. This follows on from their first launch, FOURonC, in Clarens Road, Sea Point in September.

The Green Point apartments cater for professionals and parents of all ages, the proximity to Reddam School and the Green Point Urban Park being a large part of this attraction, and the units are already selling fast.

As part of their commitment to “walk the talk” of positively impacting on their environments, Blok has identified the park that SEVENonT overlooks as an opportunity to work with the City of Cape Town to beautify and maximise its potential.

“We met with the City and were pleasantly surprised at how excited they were to work with us on this project”, says Jacques van Embden, MD of Blok. “Our immediate responsibilities will include all landscaping and purchasing of new play equipment, seating, fencing and such. The City will provide the electricity and lighting needed; there is already running water available, and they will also continue to manage ongoing park maintenance. We want to use this opportunity to encourage all developers to pursue similar relationships with their cities, the symbiosis is obvious and the benefits significant and sustainable.”

“The City Parks Department is extremely excited to be a partner with Blok in turning what is currently a dreary looking park into something that will be exciting for the kids to play in and the adults to relax, enjoy and feel safe. City Parks looks forward to the completion of the park and the ongoing partnership between the City and Blok,” says David Curran, District Operations Manager - City Parks.

This project begins in September 2015, and the completion date is estimated to be during December 2015 when SEVENonT is completed.

The Park project speaks to Blok’s commitment to have a lasting positive impact on the neighbourhoods in which it develops. As part of this initiative they have also committed to ongoing donations to the License Plate Recognition Program and local Ratepayers’ Associations.

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About BLOK

About Blok:

Blok is an urban property developer that operates in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and CBD. Thoughtfully designed spaces echo their design ethos of “four walls make an apartment, but not necessarily a home”; instead Blok has chosen to deliver apartments with considered spaces such as home offices, fireplaces, daybeds and bars; in the aim of building modern urban homes that are thoughtfully designed.

Beyond the front door, Blok has undertaken to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the neighbourhoods in which it develops. By getting involved in Crime ‘n Grime initiatives as well as upliftment projects that benefit not only Blok owners, but their neighbours.

With sales to date of R925m+, as well as successful urban intervention projects including the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system on the Sea Point Promenade and Thornhill Park revamp in Greenpoint opposite their SEVENONT development, amongst others; Blok is no longer the newcomer in the property scene, but a serious contender that is making waves with their urban focus and community ethos.

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