HARBOUR BAY VILLAGE
Location: Simon’s Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Client: Latitude Properties
Project Value: R1 Billion
Year of completion: Currently under construction
Harbour Bay Retirement Village is conveniently situated along Dido Valley Road, directly behind the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre and Medical facilities which currently form a gateway into the Simon’s Town region. The intention is to link the two developments together via a safe pedestrian corridor for ease of access to the existing mixed-use development.
The overall look and feel of the architecture is influenced by the vernacular of the Cape through the use of a variety of natural building materials, along with a neutral colour palette in its building finishes that intends to generate diversity and charm within the area. Pedestrian movement is a key factor in the project’s design and is addressed by placing as much vehicular parking as possible on lower levels within the buildings as well as incorporating connecting walkways to the units with public and semi-public garden spaces.
Making use of the site’s natural slope, the overall development is terraced through the use of low walls and landscaped retaining walls. The height of each building type was carefully considered in order to introduce maximum outdoor living spaces whilst minimising building shadows on each other. The position of the buildings, tiered landscape as well as incorporating “green” screening elements, gardens and courtyards into the scheme are all collectively intended to shelter the open public spaces as much as possible from the harsh North Western and South Eastern winds without entirely compromising the surrounding natural views. These elements along with introducing various water elements and carefully chosen indigenous plants into its design also allows for scenic and therapeutic spaces for the residents to experience throughout the premises.
Harbour Bay Village possesses the following additional amenities within its design: an indoor heated pool, gym, hair and beauty centre, outdoor resort pool, boules court, 24 hour medical assistance, memory and frail care centres, assisted living suites, catered dining space, function rooms, library lounge, exclusive bar area, laundry and cleaning services.