Philip Barker

“After retiring as Financial Director in April 2016, I started a new career at Renishaw Property Developments and have really enjoyed the new challenges. It is rewarding to deal with our many very satisfied customers.”

Of the total farm size of some 1800 ha on the coast between Scottburgh and Umkomaas in KwaZulu Natal, 1308 ha has been approved for rezoning, with 266 ha compromising developable land, the balance consisting of wetlands, coastal forest or areas too steep for development.

The long-term project is made up of many different development zones. In April 2016 we started the development of the Renishaw Hills mature lifestyle village. The 500 unit project is well underway with the infrastructure and services completed in the first half of 2017 and the first buyers took occupation in the second part of the 2017 calendar year.

Renishaw hills takes up only 28 of the 266 ha developable land available, giving an indication of the total extent of the project. The balance of the land is earmarked for a combination of commercial, industrial and residential development.

A memorandum of understanding with the local KwaCele community provides for their potential participation in the development projects and the facilitation of local economic development. An agreement has been reached whereby emerging local businesses receive preference when appointing sub-contractors and a formal training programme for unemployed youths, under the auspices of the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), has been initiated.