The award, in the category encompassing all developments, except commercial property, was presented at the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) convention in Cape Town last month.
Oasis is jointly developed by Harries Projects and Madison Property Fund Managers on behalf of Redefine Income Fund. This is the second Sapoa recognition in recent years for Harries Projects and MHA (Marc Harries Architects) in association with Ray Alexander Architects. In 2005, the same design and project management and professional team, together with M&R Constuction won the award jointly with Rabie Properties, for the Island Club development, also at Century City.
Island Club attained further recognition at the Bentley Awards in London.
Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort consists of 182 sectional title apartments in two blocks, Palm Springs and Palm Grove, and a state-of-the-art clubhouse and care centre.
The apartments are sold on a life-right basis and the frail-care facility provides geriatric care, as well as sub-acute and post-operative care.
Amenities at the Oasis Club include a 25m² heated indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, bridge room, billiard room, cinema area, library, hobbies room, braai and recreation areas, restaurant, a bar, coffee bar and a variety of lounge areas.
The landscaped gardens are ribboned with paths, ponds and streams, A berm has been planted with shrubs, trees and flowers, forming a green and colourful wall to the development, which was a regional and national winner in the 2006 Concrete Manufacturers Association annual awards.
“Oasis has significant potential for future growth,” says Mike Flax of Madison.
“There are plans for three more sectional title apartment blocks, offering 270 further residential opprortunities with the possibility of an extended and enlarged care centre. The third apartment block, Palm Royale , will have 11 storeys of superior apartments with special features including a direct link to the Oasis Club and sea views from the 5th to 11th floors. This block has already been designed and approved.”
Source: Weekend Argus. Saturday 21 June 2008