Smitshof Mansions

Neighbourhood Map: 
Smitshof was the second building, after Douglas Rooms , where JHC had done an in-situ upgrade.

This time the co-ordination of construction and residents was on a much larger scale, but luckily not in slum conditions. In contrast to other JHC refurbishments where individual electric geysers were the rule, JHC experimented with natural gas heating with a communal boiler providing hot water. The initial cost was more, and the jury is still out on whether this is a more cost efficient form of heating. Solar panels are also installed to assist in the heating of water.
1 Hospital and Smit Street, Hillbrow

Building Details
Range of Rooms: 
1 room
Units Description: 

Total: 115 units in a 17-storey apartment building.

  • Single rooms with shared facilities: 3 units
  • Bachelor units: 38 units
  • 1 Bedroom units: 74 units
Type: 
Bachelor
Studio
Initial Occupation: 
2004
School nearby: 
no
Crèche on premises: 
no
Close to: 
  • Hillbrow Medical Centre
  • Constitution Hill
  • Johannesburg Civic Centre
  • Civic Centre
  • Park Station
  • Main Bus and Taxi Routes
  • Joubert Park
Amenities on site: 

Playground Secure underground parking

Amenities Nearby: 

Homework Centre at Rondebosch, Corner Pietersen and Edith Cavell Streets

Flats to Let
Available for Rental
3 flats available in this Building
Bachelor from R2815.00 for viewing please contact Benson on 082 944 6645