Royal Maitland is a sectional title project developed by the Cape Town Community Housing Company (CTCHC). The project was intended to meet the needs of buyers in an income bracket that is excluded from subsidies but unable to access the private market.
The complex is designed so that the units overlook the pedestrian and public spaces, as well as the roads of the surrounding urban fabric. All the internal roads and parking areas also serve as social spaces.
The project has set a precedent as the first medium density housing scheme to be developed in the area in 20 years. Phase 1 was awarded the SAHF Housing Project of the year award in the over R110, 000 per unit category for 2006