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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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#Pearls of uMhlanga - 4F, 12F, 16F, 23F, 27F, 29F - Mixed Use - uMhlanga | Under Construction








NAME: Pearls of Umhlanga
LOCATION: Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal
STATUS: approved and U/C
FLOORS: varying
HEIGHT: TBA
USE: Residential w/ shopping, entertainment

Pearls of Umhlanga is a self-contained lifestyle development surrounded by magnificently landscaped grounds and exquisite views. Residents will have access to a commercial centre including retail, business and wellness facilities. A vibrant, cosmopolitan setting will feature the country's best boutiques, designer labels and the finest restaurants, to satisfy the most extraordinary tastes and complement your lifestyle.

Music, books, DVD rental, gifts, and even groceries will be on your doorstep, to fulfil every conceivable need.

Pearl Reef- 12F
Pearl Reef, which consists of 22 sectional title apartments ranging from 330 square metres, and includes two penthouses of 590 square metres is the closest development to the beach on the entire Umhlanga coastline, and is now under construction.

The heart of Pearl Reef is its views. Its elegant spatial concept is all about luxurious openness and a natural flow from interior to exterior.

Buyers will have a choice of the finest finishes available enabling them to customise their space according to their personal taste.

Security is a prime consideration and entrance will be by access code or agreed permission only. An elevator will service each wing of the building and will only stop at designated apartments to maintain privacy for residents.

Pearl Tides- 4F w/ terrace
These are terraced condominiums ranging from 245 square metres, the apartments are so close to the beach you can watch the changing tides. Units are staggered and carefully designed to maximise the magnificent view of the sea.

Three- or four-bedroomed options centre around breathtaking views with a natural flow from interior to exterior and a luxurious sense of openness. Each apartment has a drive up approach to a double garage, with direct access to your door, and an additional parking bay for visitors.

Pearl Breeze and Pearl Dawn- 25F and 31F (128m and 147m)
Standing tall over the development, these luxurious apartment blocks reflect the first rays of the dawn.

Select a one-, two-, three- or four-bedroomed apartment to suit your needs and enjoy magnificent views.

Pearl Sky- 43F(220m)
This is the tallest tower in the development. It is exciting for Durban and Umhlanga especially, soaring to new heights, with beautiful sapphire blue glass.

Pearl Walk
The Pearl Walk is this development's fashionable retail and recreation area. Each boutique, restaurant, caf and speciality store will create an adventure in quality and exceptional service. Pearls of Umhlanga's residents and visitors can look forward to a superior retail experience to complement their extraordinary lives.

Negotiations are underway to secure leases from the country's finest stores and restaurants.

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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #2
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Any news on these heights?
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Old August 19th, 2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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working on it

But i think the 220m maybe too high, and the others too low, but will get definate heights on the smaller two, Pearl Sky is not confirmed, so maybe altered, the others have had their plans passed, so will see what the height is.
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Old August 19th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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220m sounds awfully good though haha ... so we'll keep it until I hear otherwise
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Old September 26th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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should be able to let u know on heights within days, except on Pearl Sky, for that one is still needing approval from council.

Pearl Breeze is up to 2nd floor, the 2 parking levels are also complete.

Pearl Reef is nearly complete and is 13F not 12F! They added another level to the penthouse. Must take a pic of it...i'm terribly sorry!
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Whats tying up the approval of Pearl Sky?.............damn Nimbys.......I want to get this thing off the ground!
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Old September 26th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #7
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its being tied up because the other buildings have already taken up all the bulk allowance for the land!!! To get Pearl Sky, they need to get the council to allow them a greater bulk on the land, that has to go thru Environmental assessments and community participation! its very complicated. its NOT just up to any nimbys.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 10:02 AM   #8
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excellent so you can get the heights of the 3 smaller towers. When this consultation process starts we should learn what the proposed height is
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Old September 27th, 2005, 10:09 AM   #9
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Umhlanga is great!!, I would say it's the Gold Coast of S. Africa...
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 01:50 PM   #10
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love it too! but dont think that it will get many more super high rises, that will be reserved for the durban beachfront and the point areas. getting the pearls approved has proven how difficult it will be to have more 20+F buildings in the area...but there is one more planned, but it is a redevelopment of an existing 14F building, it will be gutted and raised to 22F...should be launched soon. it is south of the lighthouse, towards durban
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Old October 10th, 2005, 03:21 AM   #11
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What is it going to look like?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:49 PM   #12
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have no idea what it will look like sorry
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 06:18 PM   #13
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Big article in today's Sunday Tribune giving both sides of the debate on the 43 floor monster. I suspect, though, that it's going to go ahead, regardless of objections. That was the subtle tone of the city manager's position, in my opinion.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 07:17 PM   #14
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roman can post the article think it'll be a intresting read
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:48 AM   #15
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has anyone managed to get the heights from all this public consultstion ?
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Old October 24th, 2005, 11:27 AM   #16
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Sorry, hsark, but the article is not available on-line.

SA BOY, no heights were mentioned in the article.

I was, however, surprised at how near completion one of the Pearls is (the picture showed that even the exterior paint has been applied).

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must be the small 12F one that was refurbished. Seems strange that all through this process the heights havnet come out. Its always the first thing released in OZ when a public consultation iss tarted
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Old October 24th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #18
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we need some pics of the site, come on guys please
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i have plenty pics, but cant upload yet, lost my camera cable.

Pearl Reef is nearly complete. They are doing the final exterior touches and will move on to the interior soon.

It is actually 13F.

Have no reason why there are no heights, i've been trying but they dont want to let it out...dont know why, since all the towers have been approved and are underway except for Pearl Sky, Pearl Walk (the retail) and Pearl Spa. These need ammendments to the planning scheme and floor coverage, for with these developments they will double the allowed floor useage for the site!

I've also seen pics of the new pier to built off umhlanga infront of the Pearls...its a beauty!!!! The lighting formation replicates the skeleton of a fish when u look at it from a distance! very iconic!
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so you can confirm that the 2 smaller of the 3 big towers in U/C
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