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Civil Construction begins on Devmark’s Plettenberg Manor

Devmark Plett Retirement Development
From left to right: Francois Scholtz of Tuiniqua (Consulting Engineers), Anthony Salusbury of Proud Heritage Properties 309 (Pty) Ltd, Charlton Klazen of Power Construction, Jock Worthing of Proud Heritage Properties 309 (Pty) Ltd and Jean-Pierre Nortier of Devmark Property Group.

Civil construction has started on Devmark Property Group’s brand new retirement village in Plettenberg Bay, The Plettenberg Manor. The development will offer 111 luxury homes, exclusive cottages as well as 54 assisted living suites.

Says Hein Ehlers, CEO of the Devmark Property Group: “The Bitou Council has approved the civil engineering plans and Power Construction has been appointed as the civil contractor. Construction of the residential units, the gatehouse and security entrance will commence in January next year.”

As part of the first phase of construction, the former Keurbooms River Hotel will be restored and refurbished to function as the estate’s clubhouse, offering residents and guests the best dining and leisure experience. Ehlers continues: “The clubhouse will include 54 assisted living suites to be launched during November 2016, a healthcare centre including a 24 bed frail care centre, a restaurant, coffee shop, ladies bar, beauty salon as well as convenience store.”

According to Ehlers, Cochrane has been appointed as the supplier of the chosen ClearVu security fencing system. “This anti-climb mesh system is designed to ensure maximum perimeter protection while maintaining high visibility. It’s globally accepted as the finest security system on the market. We’ve also appointed local contractor Securefence to install the ClearVu invisible wall along with further electrical fencing. A 600mm under-dig will also be installed to ensure a security breach cannot take place underneath the fence. In addition to the impenetrable fencing systems, we’ll make use of state-of-the-art cameras along the entire perimeter.”

Ehlers is very excited about the The Plettenberg Manor. “This is our eighth retirement village development in 26 years. Plettenberg Bay has been my second home for the past 37 years and The Plettenberg Manor’s natural beauty is breath-taking.”

The development will offer six accommodation types ranging from assisted living units to three-bedroom exclusive homes designed in a Cape vernacular style, juxtaposing the Cape South Coast’s rural charm with sophisticated modern functionality and open plan living. Prices range between R985 000 to R3, 8 million.

Ehlers concludes: “With its coastal location and security all around, residents will have direct access to a private beach and wetland with vantage points for bird watching enthusiasts. It will offer owners an exceptional and secure lifestyle.”