New retirement village launching soon in Buh-Rein Estate

New retirement village launching soon in Buh-Rein Estate

Construction work has already begun on the clubhouse and the first three blocks of apartments in the new retirement village in Buh-Rein Estate.

Buh-Rein Estate, the landmark development in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, will soon have its own retirement village to complete the range of residential options available to buyers of all ages.

On completion, the village will have more than 470 sectional title retirement units of different sizes in nine two and three storey blocks with lifts, as well as a clubhouse, a function hall, a lifestyle centre, a care centre and a pool. There will be lounges, hobby rooms, two restaurants and a deli for the convenience of residents, who will also have access to all of Buh-Rein’s other facilities.

David Britz, marketing director of Buh-Rein developer Multi Spectrum Properties, says construction work has already begun on the clubhouse and the first three blocks of retirement apartments.

“In keeping with the other homes on the estate, finishes will include tiles and granite counter tops in the kitchens, built-in cupboards and en suite bathrooms.”

Launched in 2011, Buh-Rein is a 87ha mixed-use development between Durbanville and Kraaifontein that has now been proclaimed as a separate suburb of the Cape Town Metro. It is designed to appeal to upper-middle income buyers and already contains almost 1 800 apartment, townhouse and free-standing housing options in a series of secure villages.

“It is also an eco-friendly development and security provisions include strictly controlled access, a 24/7 armed patrol service, a security camera network and a 24-hour control room,” says Britz.

Other facilities on the estate include an outdoor gym, 10km of jogging trails and a multi-purpose sports field and pavilion for residents, as well as a family restaurant which also has a pool and a children’s play area.

“And Buh-Rein will shortly also have its own convenience shopping centre, a Checkers supermarket, a gym, an office park and a 10 000m2 storage park – at which stage residents will have no need to leave the security of the estate to shop, exercise, eat or work.”

Britz says Buh-Rein Retirement Village will help to meet the increasing demand among seniors for non-traditional retirement accommodation in integrated estates that offer plenty of sporting facilities and opportunities for social interaction with other residents of all ages, as well as amenities that are specifically geared to their life stage, such as heated pools, libraries, dining halls, medical consulting rooms and home care services.

“All of this is brought together with market leaders such as Feedem and Medwell in order to ensure successful service delivery to all occupants,” says Britz.

“It will also make Buh-Rein Estate a true lifecycle development, where people can buy their first apartment or townhouse when they are young, transition to a bigger home when they have a family and downscale again when they are older. In fact, we are expecting strong demand not only from seniors but from people under the age of 50 who are buying for their parents or in anticipation of their own retirement.

“In addition, we believe it will appeal to investors, who know that the demand for homes in retirement villages is still way ahead of supply in SA, and that there are also many seniors who can’t afford to buy into this type of development but are happy to rent – and who make excellent tenants.”