Critically, the new Cornubia Town Centre is poised for development as an environmentally-friendly business and mixed-use district and forms the nucleus of the inter-linked corporate business and affordable residential components, which dominate the overall Cornubia development.
The intent is to create a modern African town centre which offers a host of complementary uses and which augment the range of services and amenities to be found in the broader Umhlanga Ridge area. With its sympathetic transport network, extensive facilities for business workforces, excellent retail footprint, budget hotels, healthcare facilities and educational institutions, this is the perfect base for businesses with large staff complements, such as call centre operations and other labour-intensive enterprises.

Adjacent to the town centre development is Investec's new and innovatively designed Cornubia Shopping Centre. Its design combines a retail park
approach with the sophistication of a shopping mall and is likely to feature fashion, sport, entertainment and restaurant facilities. Just 20km north of Durban’s Central Business District, Cornubia Town Centre’s creation is set to follow sustainable design principles, giving effect to exceptional standards of quality, thus making it the ideal location for investment and development close to King Shaka International Airport and a natural extension of the vibrant, upmarket Umhlanga Ridge.
This mixed-used development advantageously lies within one of South Africa’s key growth areas - Durban’s Northern Urban Development Corridor - regarded as one of the country's most sought-after real estate investment destinations.
A destination in its own right
ACCESSIBLE
Cornubia Town Centre is situated along the GO! Durban route ( Durban’s IRPTN), and will be designed to accommodate a cross-section of transport-types from vehicular to NMT, as well as pedestrians.
ACTIVE
Importantly, this new town centre on Umhlanga’s doorstep, is geared to be a place of activity with the capacity to attract people through the provision of wide-ranging activities, introducing Cornubia Town Centre as a truly live-work-play precinct.
ATTRACTIVE
Aesthetic appeal is regarded as being as important as function and while the town centre will clearly meet the latter, close attention is being paid to both the architectural and urban design components, inclusive of building accents, streetscapes and the use of both colour and materials.
A strategic
investment opportunity
As a mixed-use, mixed-income, fully-integrated human settlement concept, Cornubia has emerged as a highly sought-after residential and business location and is enjoying rapid uptake. This is the development of the future and affords a strategically important investment opportunity.

The Cornubia development, with its proposed town centre, lies on the periphery of Africa’s first purpose-planned aerotropolis, or airport city - a key driver of economic growth. With speed to market and ease of connectivity so important to business today, this is an area providing an efficient and effective platform for companies to rapidly and seamlessly access global markets. The Cornubia Town Centre is a convenient 15-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport and it enjoys direct access to Umhlanga Ridge and Bridge City via the M41 arterial roads and the N2 highway, as well as being 20 minutes from the Durban City Centre. Cornubia, with its new town centre, is ideally located within the aerotropolis as a new focal point for investment. It is therefore, a strategically located investment opportunity for investors and developers seeking to benefit from the integration and development synergies Cornubia is creating.
Progress Tracker
  • 18 Oct 2016

  • 18 Oct 2016

  • 18 Oct 2016