Cornubia: Advantages in a new live, work, play area
The advantage of a development area is an opportunity for greenfields initiatives. Buildings can be constructed in line with owner’s or tenants’ specifications and offices and manufacturing sites can accommodate everything from small units to full-scale facilities.
Tongaat Hulett Developments has significantly invested in the transport infrastructure, including roads and lighting as well as bulk infrastructure for the sites. More broadly the zone has sound national and provincial infrastructure including roads currently being upgraded, railway access and King Shaka International Airport.
Direct access to market
Cornubia’s location places companies with direct access to market, for local consumption within neighbourhoods along the KwaZulu-Natal north coast and national and international markets via King Shaka International Airport.
Developed as a mixed-use land space, there is skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour available close by. The surrounding neighbourhoods include Phoenix, Ottawa, Inanda and KwaMashu, while the more affluent areas of Umhlanga Rocks, Glen Anil, La Lucia and Mount Edgecombe are within striking distance.
Live work play
The intention of developing a mixed-use environment was to ensure poorer communities have access to work opportunities without the burden of long distance commuting and expensive transport costs. The Cornubia housing component has already accommodated hundreds of families within walking distance of the new industrial developments