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Amdec Group’s Westbrook mixed-use development is racing ahead

Taking the Port Elizabeth property market by storm, the Amdec Group’s Westbrook mixed-use development is racing ahead in the delivery of its promise to offer purchasers an opportunity to obtain their own piece of property heaven.

Nine completed homes forming part of the first phase of Westbrook’s The Ridge have already all sold out. The recently-launched second phase provides a further 36 homes ranging between R1,1 million and R1,4 million. Value for money, the second phase of the Ridge offers high-quality, family homes available with three or four bedrooms, double garages and north facing gardens as a standard feature.

Steve van Schaik, Westbrook Sales Manager for the Amdec Group, says: “Top-quality, designer homes are only part of the attraction. Westbrook offers home owners the total package. Not only do you get to live in a secure modern environment, your home is also set in a beautiful, tranquil and secure landscape, surrounded by the very best in local amenities and services to meet your daily needs.”

On completion, Westbrook will comprise nine secure residential estates and, at the heart of this new suburb, a 160,000m2 mixed-use node, which will offer residents easy access to word-class medical facilities and a comprehensive retail offering.

Dedicated to providing residents with a total lifestyle offering, Westbrook will offer the added convenience of being able to walk to work with over 40,000m2 of premium office and commercial space available. Connected by lush parklands, ample pedestrian pathways and bicycle lanes, the suburb will also boast 30 hectares of open space, providing an opportunity to create expansive parks and children’s play areas.

Westbrook’s Curro School, which opened its doors last year, is proving a major drawcard for young families, notes van Schaik. The suburb is also ideally located near the new Baywest Mall which boasts 250 stores, restaurants and entertainment attractions such as an ice rink, eight-screen Ster-Kinekor Cinema complex, IMAX, bowling alley, hi-tech games arcade and indoor dodgem cars.

Developed with maximum security in mind, dedicated 24-hour Westbrook security patrol vehicles circulate both within and around the perimeter of the estate, and visitor access is managed through state-of-the art systems including CCTV.

Van Schaik believes that Westbrook offers purchasers a sound long-term investment. “The suburb’s strength lies in the opportunity it provides families looking for a better, more enjoyable and more secure way of living, still close to the city but with attractive lifestyle amenities, recreation and leisure facilities right on their doorstep.”

Adding to the substantial credibility of the already impressive Westbrook offering is leading property development company the Amdec Group, with 26 years of experience in the property industry. Amdec is recognised as South Africa’s leading developer of New Urban lifestyles and is behind visionary projects such as the iconic Melrose Arch mixed-use precinct in Johannesburg and Evergreen Lifestyle retirement villages.

Further securing the integrity and success of the project, Amdec have built solid partnerships with Absa Capital, a 25% shareholder in the development. It has also partnered with Clifford Oosthuizen, the successful developer of more than 550 quality homes in Port Elizabeth and award winning business woman Kobie Potgieter, who currently runs the biggest Remax operation in the Eastern Cape.

“A strong desire to support and where possible boost the local economy underpins the Westbrook development. To this end Amdec is dedicated to forming partnerships with Port Elizabeth SMMEs as preferred construction and professional partners. We estimate that over the next 10 years Westbrook will create between 3,000 and 5,000 jobs,” says van Schaik.