The development will have four buildings designed to create smaller neighbourhoods within the larger community. Hatfield square will accommodate 2200 students and offers five accommodation variants in order to make the development accessible to as many students as possible. A gym, swimming pool, recreation rooms, laundry facilities, computer and study rooms and unlimited broadband Wi-Fi are some of the facilities that will be available to students that reside at the development.

The Hatfield Square precinct will have a complete wireless network that will allow each user to connect multiple devices, and will feature a biometric security system in conjunction with a security camera system to maintain the safety of students.

A variety of retail outlets will be available, with 2700 m2 of space available for restaurants and other stores. The site will be 11 740lm2 and will form part of the 90 000 m2 of gross building area on the completion of the second stage. The first phase of the development will be ready for occupation in the beginning of the 2017 year, with the second phase expected to be complete at the beginning of the 2018 academic year.

Respublica is a developer, owner and manager of student accommodation. They own two other buildings in Pretoria used for student accommodation namely, Urban Nest and Eastwood Village.

 

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