Buh-Rein Retirement Village sells 100 units

Buh-Rein Retirement Village sells 100 units

Artist’s impression of an aerial view of Buh-Rein Retirement Village.

Launched in August 2018 at the award-winning Buh-Rein Estate in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, Buh-Rein Retirement Village has proved popular, with over 100 apartments already sold.

The retirement village is open to those aged over 50 and consists of 461 one- and two-bedroom apartments, in buildings of three storeys each – all with lifts. It offers independent living units and assisted living units, and sales have been made up of a combination of these, mostly to buyers from Cape Town. The first residents are set to move in during August 2019.

Riaan Roos, chief executive of Multi Spectrum Property (MSP) group of companies, the developer of Buh-Rein Estate, describes progress: “The independent living apartments and the assisted living apartments on offer at Buh-Rein Retirement Village are priced from R919 900. Most retirement schemes currently on offer in the Cape cater only for the upper-market segment – in spite of the fact that retirees need to stretch their available funds. We believe that Buh-Rein Retirement Village addresses this issue by offering well-priced sectional title ownership properties.

“Work is progressing at a great pace, and we expect our first residents to start moving in during August 2019, with more of the apartment blocks coming on line just a month later. All medical services will be available to our residents from that date, and the kitchen will also be ready to cater for them. The gatehouse will be complete with the security and access system installed by July 15, as well as the security system for the village. The gatehouse will include hobby areas: a workshop for woodwork, and a studio for handcrafts such as pottery and knitting.

“All of the specialised landscaping will also be complete by July 15. We are planting large trees in courtyard areas where residents can read or relax with friends, in addition to strategically placed fountains. We are also developing a dog park where residents can take their dogs.”

The fact that the care centre at Buh-Rein Retirement Village, run by Medwell SA, includes options for both frail care and memory care households (10 each), is a huge boon for those looking for dementia care for family members. Bookings for the frail care and dementia care will be open from July 1, and the care centre will be fully operational from October 2019. A dementia bureau is included for patients and their family members, for guidance and a clear understanding of what to expect when a decline in mental ability occurs.

Residents in the independent living apartments have once a month access to primary healthcare clinic services by a registered/staff nurse at the care centre, five days a year recuperative care at the care centre at no additional charge for each unit, 24-hour Call4Care monitoring and emergency alert services, and 15% discount on permanent accommodation in the care centre. Permanent residents will also receive priority if they need to move to live in the care centre, subject to availability. Other services include 2.5 kg of personal laundry twice a week; 5 kg of linen laundry once a week; two hours of domestic service twice a week; and four main meals a unit each month at the a la carte restaurants in the clubhouse which need to be pre-booked. Those in the assisted living apartments will have access to all of the above facilities and 16 main meals for each unit in a month.

Adds Roos: “Construction of Buh-Rein Retirement Village’s clubhouse will be complete by June 1. It is set to feature two restaurants, a heated swimming pool, a wellness salon, a hairdresser, a beautician and massage therapy, a gym with shower facilities, a deli, a library with Internet access, a bar/refreshment area, a courtyard with a central water feature and ample seating, a lapa with indoor and outdoor braai facilities, and a function hall which can accommodate 500 people.

“This is besides all the amenities of the greater Buh-Rein Estate itself, which include a Bossa family restaurant with a swimming pool, an open air gym, a 10 km jogging trail, 24-hour security, camera surveillance and a multi-functional sport field. A shopping centre with Checkers as anchor tenant is set to commence construction later in 2019 and will be complete by October/November 2020, which will bring even more convenience within easy reach.

A furnished two-bedroom show apartment is available for viewing on weekdays from 10am to 5pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

See www.buhreinestate.co.za/retirement/.