The subject property is situated in the suburb of Bulwer which is immediately south of the N3 National Freeway and west of the Durban City Centre. Bulwer forms part of the greater Berea Township and has been identified as an area forming part of the central city node where further densification is encouraged. The neighbourhood is home to many small businesses operating from converted dwellings. There is also a healthy residential community that capitalize on the close proximity to Davenport Centre, Berea Centre and the N3 Freeway. It is a sought after location for mixed-use activities and numerous restaurants and cafés are within walking distance. Many of the original Victorian dwellings are still in place and the presence of ‘mixed-use’ type accommodation seems to have blended well with the neighborhood’s demographic profile. Small commercial nodes are established at major intersections. These are mostly geared towards boutique type retail accommodation, restaurants and small to medium sized office suites. The industrial node of Congella is only a kilometer east.