Invest and have a direct impact on the rejuvination of the old CBD of Johanesburg which graduly increases the safety and liveability of the City.
Bullfinch apartment complex is located on Jules street in Malvern, Johannesburg. Jules Street is about 10 minutes away from the Johannesburg CBD (Central Business District) and located on one of the main arteries into CBD. It contains nine one family apartments and is fully rented out and is built along one of the main corridors into the city.
The city is not without its challenges however holds a dear place with local residents. As part slowly turning into an upcoming residential area low and medium income families. Several of the battered builds have seen better days. Developers like Wayne, take this neighborhood to heart, and rejuvenate the area building by building. By doing so they will improve the liveability and the safety of the city, making it a much better place to live. Like many buildings, the Bullfinch Apartments can use a refurbishment to improve the building and improve the street.
The project is a five year project. With the funding, the building will be financed and the plan contains the renovation of nine apartments, three on each of the three levels. All apartments are rentals and fully occupied. The apartments are 2 bedroom units of 60m2 with 1 bathroom, a kitchen and living room. Each unit will have parking for and 24-hour security. For more information, please read the Information Memorandum (see below).
History of Malvern Suburb, Johannesburg
"The suburb is dominated by Jules Street, a wide, busy street, with honking taxis looking for customers all the way into town. The street is lined with shops - the usual Checkers, banks, takeaways, hairdressers, dry cleaners and several restaurants, with light industry south of it.
Jules Street is believed to be the longest, straightest street in Johannesburg, named after Sir Julius Jeppe, who bought the land east of the city, and was instrumental in establishing the suburbs west of Malvern - Jeppestown and Belgravia. In the early years a tram trundled from the centre of town down the middle of Jules Street.
The houses are generally small two- or three-bedroomed homes on small properties, with distinctive turn-of-the-century features: cosy verandas, strip wood floors, pressed steel ceilings, and low picket fences, still very much in evidence. There's one or two Art Deco houses, and quite a few semi-detached houses.
Malvern dates back to 1889, and was closely linked to the Jumpers Mine across the railway line in neighbouring Cleveland. Those early miners were from Cornwall, and one of the first buildings to go up was the school, along with the Methodist Church.
In those early days the suburb was known as Morristown, named after "law agent" Hyman Morris. In 1904 its name changed to Malvern, believed to be named after Malvern in England, a health spa with rolling green hills. The association was made because the ridges of Malvern offered a pleasant respite from the bustling, dusty gold-rush town of Johannesburg.
There's still evidence of the suburb's age: the Methodist Church is 107 years old, the Masonic Temple was built in 1902 and the Malvern Primary School is even older.
To many people in the suburb, Malvern is not an inferior place and never will be. Like in the old days, there's lots of children again in Malvern, and they're playing happily in the streets"