Over 30 years ago Anglo Americans subsidiary Corobrick stopped making kilm fired bricks in Bloemfontein and closed their factory there.  They left behind a few derelict buildings and a huge dam which is where they used to dig out the clay for brickmaking.  The site to the east of the city was between Thaba Nchu railway line, across from Ooseinde and Heidedal. For a number of years it lay unused until the Fountain family, Father Ted and son Nicolas bought the site.

They innovately converted the extensive site exceeding 20 ha to a multinodel mixed use development.  Developments on the site include Twin City Mall, a hospital site, extensive free standing housings and sectional title flats and townhouse sites, and industrial park.  Around the 1.7 ha dam development of lake side entertainment and offices is currently planned.

The industrial area is completed and stands are available for immediate occupation.  The next phase will be the first housing area called Golden Glades where  buyers will have a choice of stans from 285 to 467 sq m on which the developer will build one of a choice of homes.

Prices for the stands will range from R241,500 to R402,787 while the top structures will range from R325,000 for a 50 sq m 2 bedroom home with bathroom and patio to $546,000 for an 84 sq m 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit.  Each subdivision will have its own style and design.  Enquires can be made with Platinum Global 082 881 4711 mike@platinumglobal.co.za. 

Negotiations are underway for a private school on the site as part of a national school development project.

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