The Neighbourhood is set to be one of the few secure residential developments in the area offering buyers a choice of upmarket standalone houses, cluster-style living or luxury loft apartments.
Nestled beneath Linksfield Ridge, it lies adjacent to the 220ha Huddle Park precinct. Investec Property has carefully crafted a design for the approximately 53ha estate that complements the existing land and facilities, while delivering a village-style development to meet the needs of families in the area.
“Sensitive to the surrounding area, The Neighbourhood development will take up just a small portion of the natural parkland area on which it is situated; in fact the estate has been designed to fully maximise the beautiful views of the Huddle Golf Course and greenways,” said Nicolas Kyriacos, head of mixed use developments at Investec Property. “Adding to this, 40% of the new development will be open spaces – parks, gardens, walkways, tree-lined roads and a retail square.”
Experienced South African architects, Boogertman & Partners and landscape architects, Landmark Studios, created a design that resonates with the history and architecture of the area, while ensuring that the large majority of existing trees and vegetation remain intact.
“With regards to the landscaping considerations, all the trees were surveyed, and a master plan was created so that the development maximises the number of existing trees that could be retained. While this isn’t the most economical way to develop, these mature trees add value and richness to The Neighbourhood, which is important to the overall concept and the community,” said Mark Young, founder and group MD of Landmark Studios.
The Neighbourhood has convenient access to the Linksfield off-ramp, is close to top schools and areas such as Bedfordview, Senderwood and Linksfield Ridge are easily accessible.
“Location is everything, and The Neighbourhood is in a truly excellent family location. It is surrounded by three private schools, and it is the only secure, residential lifestyle estate in the area. It’s a well located urban area, where we feel there is a massive demand. This is already apparent by the interest we have gotten in the development so far. Without any marketing, we have a long list of names of interested purchasers on the list for the residential stands and lots of interest from retailers for The Square,” said Kyriacos.
Construction of officially begins in next month with most of the stands in phase 1 and 2 already reserved. Stands are available for between R2m and R3,5m per stand ranging from 600m2 to 1,000m2.
For more information on the development, please visit www.theneighbourhood.joburg