If you live in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, and you want to retire close to everything you’re familiar with, you couldn’t do better than the community, security, and convenience of Quadrant Gardens.
Quadrant Gardens is the latest phase in a mixed-use precinct centred around The Quadrant – a brand new lifestyle development with lock-up-and-go apartments ranging from one-bedroom units to three-bedroom duplex penthouses.
Quadrant Gardens will be a dedicated retirement scheme. Developers Corevest chose to partner with Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA), as they have 65 years of experience in building and managing retirement facilities of various sizes and at many different market and price points. It is the combination of expertise of these two industry leaders that will ensure that Quadrant Gardens is a celebration of luxury retirement.
A modern, three-block complex, the retirement village is part of a mixed-use development that includes medical suites, a prenatal assessment centre, and lowtraffic retail services such as a hairdresser, restaurants and a wellness centre. Targeting residents from the age of 65, Quadrant Gardens offers 75 apartments with views of either Devil’s Peak and the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, or the courtyard garden. Options include studios, one- and two bedroomed apartments, and seven exceptional threebedroom penthouses. Units are priced from R2 million to R6.5 million.
CPOA aims to build a spirit of community, and the apartments are laid out to encourage relaxed interaction. With many of the units looking inwards onto the landscaped garden, there’s an almost European village atmosphere, and residents can share common leisure space while maintaining their privacy.
Residents are welcome to entertain guests in the communal areas, and host short-term visitors in their apartments. Ground floor apartments are suitable for small cats and dogs. Shared spaces include a rooftop garden and croquet lawn, a lounge, an open-plan bar area, a restaurant, and a library. The adjoining Quadrant wellness centre, heated pool and gym, are easily accessible. This, along with a hairdresser, Thai massage spa, and the popular Cafe Nood coffee shop, all contribute to enhancing your lifestyle.
The on-site healthcare centre is an important aspect of the development. It acts as the hub for all healthcare packages that residents may need. Care starts with assisted living options offered through care packages, where residents continue to live independently but are provided with a certain amount of nursing care, as well as daily visits by a carer, and increased domestic service. For residents who need 24-hour nursing, the care centre has 19 beds, including a double ensuite, and 11 single rooms, as well as its own dining room and lounge. If all beds are full, residents who need frail care will be accommodated at the nearest available CPOA care centre. The care centre provides regular health monitoring for all residents. A key strength of CPOA is that it directly manages the healthcare centres in its residences.
The apartment interiors are designed to be warm and welcoming, with high quality fittings and finishes. Kitchens will be fitted with integrated ovens, hobs, and extractors. The bathrooms will be easy to use and manage, with non-slip porcelain tiles, and can accommodate caregivers. Hot water will be supplied by centralised energy-efficient heat pump systems, and groundwater will be used in the toilet cisterns and for other non-drinking purposes. Each apartment will be provided with switchboard-connected telephones and satellite TV connections, and WiFi is included in the levy. All apartments will have emergency call buttons.
Quadrant Gardens is perfectly situated for the conveniences of urban living within what has become a de facto medical precinct. It is close to the Life Kingsbury Hospital, Life Claremont Hospital, and Life Peninsula Eye Hospital, and there are dentists and other health professionals clustered together in the same leafy enclave. It is a short trip to Cavendish Square, and the newly rebuilt, refurbished and rejuvenated Claremont Library is a stones’ throw away. It is within a few kilometres of the cricket and rugby stadiums in Newlands, and a quick drive to central Cape Town, Kirstenbosch, the southern suburbs or the beach.
‘Residents will be close to their families, their own doctors, their favourite cinemas and restaurants, and the shops they’re familiar with,’ comments Gary Moore, CEO of Corevest. The village offers a lifestyle that is similar to what they already have, with the added peace of mind that, when someone pops off to book club, or a game of bridge, they know their spouse is safe alone at home.’
For many, the continued connection with their families and friends is the most important feature of retiring close to where they’ve been living for most of their lives. Quadrant Gardens is perfect for people who want to live in Cape Town’s southern suburbs and, since it was launched, there has been a high interest from people in places like Constantia and Bishopscourt, who want to remain in the area but don’t want to continue living in their extensive family homes.
All Quadrant Gardens apartments are sold on a life right basis, which entitles residents to lifetime access to all the facilities with the sames privileges as full sectional ownership, except that CPOA retains title, and is responsible for all maintenance, security, cleaning, rates and building insurance. No diminishing body corporate reserves will affect your quality of life.
Levies will cover management, water usage, a certain number of meals each month, security, maintenance, and rates and taxes. Security includes 24-hour access control, a security camera system, and perimeter patrols. An extensive laundry service is available, and additional housekeeping is available on request.
Part of a truly integrated multi-generational, mixed-use precinct in leafy Claremont, Quadrant Gardens will have all the bells and whistles required of a retirement facility, but will feel very much like a trendy apartment block in the best part of the city. Construction is due to be completed by May 2019.