City of Harare, Westpro deal takes off

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By Staff Reporter

THE derelict Warren Hills Gold Course is set for a massive revamp as the development partnership between the City of Harare and developer, West Properties (Westpro) takes off this month.

Planning for the project has already been completed.

“It is envisaged that through the PIT (Project Implementation Team) planning for the Warren Hills Lifestyle Estate will be completed by May 2022 to enable implementation of the project,” an internal document seen by says.

“The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Certificate has since been obtained and a concept plan for the Warren Hills Lifestyle Estate, Designed by Peter Matkovitch, is now in place. The application for change of reservation was submitted on November 08, 2021,” the document reads.

The Warren Hills Golf Estate situated 8km from Harare’s Main Post Office is a brand-new golf estate development that will see the significant uplift of the golf course and offer a new community lifestyle in one distinctive estate.

Warren Hills Lifestyle Estate will encompass a 5 star hotel and conference center, retail shops, office park, club house facilities for the enhanced/ upgraded golf course and an exclusive residential estate of modern contemporary style villas, flats (luxury apartments), townhouses and an attached retirement section with health and medical facilities. The project will start with the residential estate.

The project is being spearheaded by a special purpose vehicle, Sunshine Developments (Pvt) Ltd, which is a Joint Venture company between Augur Investments and the City of Harare in which Augur Investments OU owns 70% equity and the City of Harare 30%.

The Joint Venture has culminated in the targeting of three projects across

Harare, which include Warren Hills Golf Estate which incorporates a residential, hotel and commercial development, Tariro Park Commercial Development and the Mukuvisi Industrial and Commercial Development. Development of Tariro Park (Hopley) has commenced, but Warren Hills and Mukuvisi projects are currently under planning and due for implementation by Q3 2022.