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Artist’s impression of Palm Royale, the third phase in the Oasis Retirement Resort at Century City.

With the first two apartment blocks at Oasis Retirement Resort (Palm Springs and Palm Grove) being almost sold out, the developers have launched an addition to the sectional title offering at this luxurious resort at Century City.

Palm Royale offers choices ranging from garden apartments to spacious ‘houses in the sky’ that measure up to 237 m2, excluding balconies. Prices range from R2.4 million to R8.6m and transfer is due in the third quarter of 2013, says the developers’ representative, Owen Futeran.

Sales consultant, Cindy Sheard, says the initial response has been tremendous and units worth about R60m have been sold during the early marketing phase.
“People appreciate what Century City offers, since it was voted one of the most desirable residential precincts in South Africa. Oasis itself is no longer a hidden gem but rather a high profile resort that encourages retired people to live life to the full,” she says.

Futeran says the developers have delivered on their promises to create an environment with gardens, ponds and fountains as well as the Oasis Club, which has a 25m heated indoor pool, a sauna, a steam-room, a gym and an aerobics area, as well as a library, a bridge room, a restaurant, a coffee bar, a big screen TV room and a pool and snooker room.

“The club is built around palms and fountains at the core of this oasis and an additional function venue with outdoor dining and entertainment areas that overlook a pond, will be added to the club as part of the next development phase,” says Futeran.

A feature of Oasis is the sense of community support that has evolved. Residents enjoy theme dinners, special events and their own private functions in the communal areas. A residents’ committee also runs a monthly social and recreational programme that keeps residents as active as they want to be.
Estate and club manager, Jack Boddington, says the monthly newsletter, Oasis Nexus, reflects the busy and varied life of the Oasis community.

Lizzie Brill manages the Oasis Care Centre at the resort and stresses the importance of the best possible medical backup and facilities.

“Our modern and sophisticated care centre offers various specialist categories of care, licensed by the Department of Health and the Board of Health Funders of SA respectively, complying with stringent criteria and regular detailed inspections,” says Brill.

Call Cindy Sheard on 082 495 7168 or the sales office on 021 528 7310.

Source: SA Commercial Property News
 

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Another render:





Here's an overview of the full Oasis site development plan. The two existing buildings have been clipped off at the top. In purple you'll notice the existing Wellness Centre. The Palm Royale is highlighted in yellow. You'll also notice an additional two 11-storey buildings are planned as part of phases D and E, which are in white near the bottom of the photo. I'm glad to see a little more density in the area, even if they are retirement villages with mediocre designs at best:

 

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Rabie JV's with Harries Consortium acquiring 50% in Oasis Luxury Resort
By SA Commercial Prop News
07/09/2012

Rabie Property Group has acquired from ArrowCreek a 50% stake in the Oasis Joint Venture which is developing the award-winning Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City.

Rabie, together with its Joint Venture partner, the Harries Consortium, are to continue with the development of the resort to realise its full potential.
The initial Joint Venture Company acquired land and the rights in 2005 to develop 450 retirement residential opportunities, a Club House and a Care Centre.

To date the Club House, the Care Centre and a total of 174 apartments in two apartment blocks have been built and handed over.

Apartments range from one bedroom units through to three bedroom apartments and penthouses with only two of the existing apartments remaining to be sold. The total value of sales to date is just over R330 million.
Roger Harries said they had a long waiting list of people wishing to buy into the next phase and the planning for additional residential apartments was well advanced.

“Rabie coming on board will give us a new impetus to realise these plans,” he said.

Harries said the Oasis Care Centre offers hotel-style assisted living apartments and frail care.

“It also includes a Sub-Acute Care and Post-Operative facility as well as a specialist Alzheimer's and Dementia wing which are both licenced by the Department of Health and subject to stringent and regular inspection procedures.

“In addition the Sub-acute section has been issued a Practice Number by the Board of Health Funders of SA (BHFSA) which allows Medical Aid patients to be admitted.”

Harries said the Oasis Club is a luxurious and well-equipped indoor and outdoor centre offering an array of facilities including a 25m indoor heated pool, massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar and billiard room.

“Our future planning also includes an extension to these communal leisure facilities,” he said.

Colin Green of Rabie Property Group said the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort, which has won both national and international awards, was “truly in a class of its own” and was an important element of the Century City offering.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to get involved and add value.
“For us it is a natural progression of things allowing us to cover the full spectrum of residential development at Century City from starter homes through to retirement.”

Source: SA Commercial Prop News
 

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Construction to go ahead next month :cheers: Looks like they've changed the design a bit, though. Pity...I preferred the older design.

R255m Palm Royale luxury retirement block goes ahead
Posted on October 5, 2012 by Natasha



Palm Royale, a new R255million sectional title apartment block, is to be built as part of the award-winning Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City.

The go-ahead follows the achievement of pre-launch sales of close to R100million, the near sell out of the first two apartment blocks and the recent acquisition of a 50% stake in the Oasis Joint Venture by the Rabie Property Group.

Colin Green, a director of Rabie, said Palm Royale will comprise 58 luxury two and three bedroom sectional title apartments priced from R2,45million to around R8million.
The apartments, which will be set in a high rise block of 11 storeys, range in size from around 110 square to 237 square metres and vary from garden apartments to ”homes in the sky”. Many of the apartments boast spacious balconies suitable for entertaining.
All units will have basement parking bays while a number of store rooms will also be available.

To date the Club House, the Care Centre and the first two blocks of apartments – Palm Grove and Palm Spring – have been built. Only two of the 174 apartments in these blocks remain to be sold with sales to date exceeding R330million.

The sumptuous facilities of the Oasis Club are also to be extended and Palm Royale will be linked undercover to the Oasis Club. The well-equipped Oasis Club, which offers both indoor and outdoor facilities, includes a 25m indoor heated pool, massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar and billiard room.

Owen Futeran of Harries Consortium – Rabie’s partner in the Joint Venture – said lessons learnt to date had been applied to the orientation and design of Palm Royale which will offer larger and even more upmarket accommodation than previously.

“An analysis of purchasers to date shows their profile varies considerably from retired owner occupiers to people in their fifties who are still actively employed and who have bought into the Oasis for the quality of lifestyle it offers. We have also seen a number of investors buying to let or buying for their own future use. The fact that we are selling on a sectional title basis, as opposed to life right, makes it very popular with investors and with those looking to safeguard the value of their assets.”

The Oasis Care Centre offers hotel-style assisted living apartments and frail care. Its license was recently upgraded by the Department of Health from a Sub Acute discipline to a Physical Rehabilitation discipline. It has also been issued a Practice Number by the Board of Health Funders of SA (BHFSA) which allows for Medical Aid patients to be admitted.

Construction of Palm Royale is expected to start in November this year with handovers scheduled for March 2014.

For details go to www.oasisretirementresort.co.za or phone Cindy or Linda on 021 528 7310 or 082 495 7168.

Source: Rabie
 

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I would assume that it's the same architects who worked on the previous Oasis developments, who are Marc Harries Architects in association with Ray Alexander Architects (http://www.rayalexanderarchitect.com/). Marc Harries Architects appear to be the in-house architecture department of Harries Projects - the developers.
 

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^^ Finally...an answer to your question :D

Luxury Oasis retirement apartments now under construction
Posted on January 18, 2013 by Natasha



Construction of Palm Royale, a new R255million sectional title apartment block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, is underway.

The bulk earth works and construction of a 4m berm on Ratanga Road was awarded to Baseline Civils and completed in mid-December. Esor Frankie also moved on site late last year to undertake a R1.6m piling contract which is due for completion at the end of January.

The main building contract for the 11 storey block of 58 luxury apartments has been awarded to WBHO. This contract will commence in January 2013 and is scheduled for completion at the end of April 2014.

Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group which acquired a 50% stake in the Oasis Joint Venture in August last year, said the two and three bedroom units are selling for between R2,5million and R8million and total sales to date had exceeded R100m.
Apartments range in size from around 102 square to 263 square metres and vary from garden apartments to ”homes in the sky”. Many of the apartments boast spacious balconies suitable for entertaining and storerooms. All units will have one or two basement parking bays.

Palm Royale comprises phase three of the award-winning development. The first two phases consisted of the Club House, the Care Centre and the first two blocks of apartments – Palm Grove and Palm Spring. Only one of the 174 apartments in these blocks remains to be sold with sales to date exceeding R330million.

Palm Royale will be linked undercover to the Oasis Club, the facilities of which are also to be extended in terms of the current construction contract. The well-equipped Oasis Club, which offers both indoor and outdoor facilities, includes a 25m indoor heated pool, massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar and billiard room. New facilities will include a hobby room and a 200 seater multipurpose entertainment venue positioned over a large water body.

The Oasis Care Centre, which is on the property, offers hotel-style assisted living apartments and frail care. Its license was recently upgraded by the Department of Health from a Sub Acute discipline to a Physical Rehabilitation discipline. It has also been issued a Practice Number by the Board of Health Funders of SA (BHFSA) which allows for Medical Aid patients to be admitted.

For details go to www.oasisretirementresort.co.za or phone Cindy or Linda on 021 5287310 or 0824957168.

Source: Rabie
 

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Sorry...it's hard to get a decent photo in traffic due to the large embankment blocking most of the building. But you'll notice they've made some good process and are well above ground now:




 

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Sales at Palm Royale top R106m
Posted on May 24, 2013 by Natasha

Palm Royale, the third and by far the most luxurious high rise block of apartments at the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, has seen a burst of activity in recent weeks with sales to date now topping R106million.

Setting new standards in high-end retirement living and ticking all the boxes for discerning buyers, Palm Royale is taking the market by storm with a further five deals totalling around R20million close to finalisation.

Being developed at a cost of R255million and rapidly rising out of the ground, the 58 sectional title apartments in Palm Royale are selling for between R2,45 million and R8 million. The spacious two and three bedroom apartments range in size from around 110 square to 237 square metres and vary from garden apartments to ”homes in the sky”. Many of the apartments boast spacious balconies suitable for entertaining with wonderful mountain and sea views.

All units will have basement parking bays while a number of store rooms are also available.

The Oasis Resort which has garnered a number of top international and local awards including being named the top Retirement Development in South Africa by the prestigious international CNBC Property Awards Association in 2008 and receiving a merit award from SAPOA in the same year for innovative property development.

The first two phases of the development consisted of the Club House, which boasts amenities a five star hotel would be proud of; a trail blazing Care Centre offering state-of-the art health care facilities and services and the first two blocks of apartments – Palm Grove and Palm Springs – where all of the 174 apartments have already been sold.

The well-equipped Oasis Club, which all residents automatically enjoy membership of, offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor social, health and sports facilities managed by skilled experts. These include a 25m indoor heated pool where regular water aerobics classes are given by a qualified teacher, a massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar, bridge room and billiard room.

Palm Royale, construction of which will be completed in April 2014 by WBHO, will be linked undercover to the Oasis Club, the facilities of which are also to be extended in terms of the current construction contract to include a new multi-purpose recreational/entertainment venue with a patio looking out over ponds and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Also in the resort is the standalone Oasis Care Centre, which offers hotel-style assisted living apartments, frail care and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit. It recently had its Sub-acute license upgraded to a Physical Rehabilitation discipline.

Owen Futeran, a director of the developers the Oasis Joint Venture, which includes the Rabie Property Group, said that while most of their purchasers do not initially require the services of the Care Centre it provided residents with peace of mind knowing these exceptional facilities were on hand should they need them.

For details go to www.oasisretirementresort.co.za or phone Cindy, Linda or Lorenda on 021 5287310 or 0824957168. For Care Centre enquiries phone Lizzie Brill on 021 5287301.

Source: Rabie
 

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Palm Royale sales top R150million



Since April this year a further R50million in sales have been notched up at Palm Royale, the third phase of the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, bringing total sales to date to over R150million.

With nine months to go until completion and transfer, 30 of the 58 sectional title apartments have now been sold. This represents 52% in number and 57% in value, says Owen Futeran of the developers, the Oasis Joint Venture which comprises the Rabie Property Group and a Harries Projects consortium.

Futeran said the greatest demand to date had been for the larger three bedroom units, which had accounted for 20 of the 30 sales with two bedroom apartments making up the balance of sales.

Being developed at a cost of R260million the spacious two and three bedroom apartments range in size from around 100 square to 237 square metres and vary from garden apartments to penthouses. Priced from R2,5million to just over R8million, many of the apartments boast spacious balconies suitable for entertaining with wonderful mountain and sea views.

Futeran said all apartments will have basement parking bays while a number of store rooms were also available. The first two phases of the Oasis development consisted of Palm Springs and Palm Grove apartment blocks and a Club House, which boasts amenities a five star hotel would be proud of and which all residents automatically enjoy membership of. These facilities include a 25m indoor heated pool where regular water aerobics classes are given by a qualified teacher, a massage room, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, a library, lounge areas, a restaurant, bar, bridge room and billiard room.

Also completed in phase one is the Oasis Care Centre which offers hotel-style assisted living apartments, frail care and a specialised Alzheimer’s/Dementia unit. It has a Physical Rehabilitation Licence and Board of Health Funders of SA PR number for qualifying patients. Palm Royale will be linked undercover to the Oasis Club, the facilities of which are also to be extended in terms of the current construction contract to include a new 200 seater multi-purpose recreational/entertainment venue with a patio looking out over ponds and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Futeran said resales in Palm Springs and Palm Grove were also going strongly with three apartments recently having been sold by their agents. “And demand for rental apartments is also extremely high and as we stand now there is absolutely no rental stock available and we have a waiting list of would-be tenants,” he said.

For details go to www.oasisretirementresort.co.za or phone Cindy, Linda or Lorenda on 021 5287310 or 082 4957168. For Care Centre enquiries phone Lizzie Brill on 021 5287301.

Source: Rabie
 

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Oasis show apartment now available for viewing
February 6, 2014

A furnished show apartment is now available for viewing in Palm Royale the latest block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort at Century City, where more than R185m of sales have been concluded five months ahead of completion. Colin Green, a director of the developers, the Oasis Joint Venture which comprises the Rabie Property Group and a Harries Projects consortium, said the R260m Palm Royale block boasted a number of green building initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint.

These, he said included LED lighting throughout, timers and photocells in the common areas together with movement sensors. “In addition, performance glass has been used which not only reduces heat penetration but also reduces sound transmission. Furthermore load limiting relays have been used in the apartment distribution boards which means that the geyser will switch off when the oven is turned on.”

Other green initiatives employed include the use of treated effluent piped from the Potsdam Wastewater Works for the irrigation system while the ponds and water features make use of storm water recharging for top up purposes. “In addition low VOC paints have been specified throughout and all garden waste generated will be mulched/chipped for re-use in the planted areas,” he said.

Green said construction of Palm Royale was on track for completion in May this year with 19 of the 58 apartments still available for “discerning buyers looking for a superior retirement home with world class facilities”. Among its many unique selling points, Palm Royale offers residents optic fibre connectivity at speeds ranging from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps via Africa’s fastest and one of a kind Open Access Network at highly competitive rates from one of several service providers.

“This creates a healthy competitive environment where residents are free to select a service provider of their choice and to swap service providers should they be unhappy with the service they are getting. High speed connectivity allows residents to use their smart TV / internet to its full potential and the cutting edge technology is capable of keeping abreast with new products and changes in the market.”

Green said a primary health care package was included in the monthly levy which entitles residents to three free bed nights per annum at the on-site care facility which is licensed by the Department of Health and Board of Health Funders of SA.

“There is a qualified Sister on duty 24 hours a days and the Care Centre caters for emergency advice, assistance, or admission of apartment residents, depending on the seriousness of their situation. “The Care Centre also has an assisted living and frail care facility, as well as an Alzheimer’s / Dementia wing and also offers physical rehabilitation.”

Green added that apartments at Palm Royale were being sold on a sectional title basis. “This means that the properties are an asset and purchasers or their heirs benefit from the capital appreciation over time. Only 20% of the profit once sold is payable to the levy stabilisation fund.”

The show apartment is available for viewing by appointment. For further details contact the Sales Office on 021 528 7310.

Source: Rabie
 

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And as a followup...

Major upgrade for Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort Care Centre
April 4, 2014



Two major construction projects to enhance facilities for residents and patients are underway at the Oasis Care Centre, part of the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort, at Century City.

Being undertaken at a cost of approximately R2.75m, the extended facilities include a new dining room and lounge on the ground floor level for long term frail care residents. Both these facilities will lead onto an internal courtyard around which the Care Centre is built.

Care Centre Manager Lizzie Brill said there are three attractive fountains in the courtyard and there were also plans to erect a new large shady pergola where residents and patients and their guests would be able to relax.

“With the addition of these areas we will not only be providing our long term frail care patients with their own beautiful new leisure spaces but we will also be completing the phased introduction of completely separate facilities for our shorter term physical rehabilitation patients,” explained Brill.

The second major construction project involves converting a former nursing station and staff room and portion of a previously under-utilised balcony area on the first floor into a large and bright new lounge area for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia wing. The Alzheimer’s and Dementia facility now takes up the entire floor.

“With a license for up to 40 patients in this wing and with occupancy reaching close to capacity, we are responding to the needs of our patients,” says Ms Brill.

She said there would also be a secure patio area leading off the new lounge.

Sandi Kiss of Fine Linen Interiors has been tasked with furnishing and fitting out the new areas in accordance with the ‘hotel style’ look and feel of the Oasis Care Centre.

“We are introducing different colours and textures that will enhance the ‘five star’ environment while at the same time cater for the particular needs and challenges of the patients and residents for whom these facilities are being created. I am especially excited by the vibrant lighting features that will be enjoyed by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients,” said Kiss.

The project architect is Ray Alexander who has been involved with the entire Oasis Retirement Resort concept and construction since inception. The contractors are Deon Adlard of Development Projects.

For further enquiries please call Lizzie Brill on 021 528 7301.

Source: Rabie
 
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