Retirement Estates – Market leaders do it yet again

Passionate about retirement estate development

It comes as no surprise that Central Developments Property Group already has 11 successful retirement estates to its credit  –  with two more sought-after developments  – Waterkloof Marina in Pretoria and Celebration in Fourways, Johannesburg  – in the offering.

After all, the developer has for many years set the pace with the development of quality retirement developments in prestigious areas across Gauteng, where senior citizens can live life to the full, with complete peace of mind.

How big are these retirement estates?

The group’s existing and new developments continue to attract considerable interest, particularly because they are all sectional title developments with full ownership. Shortly after a public information day at the sought-after Waterkloof Marina last year, which, on completion will house some 1 100 units, the waiting list of interested parties excited about this upmarket development, grew to 720. Likewise, it is expected that there will also be a big demand for the approximately 1 000 modern housing units at Celebration in the Fourways green belt (opposite the Northgate Shopping Centre).

The units include one- and two-bedroom apartments (with lifts), and two- and three-bedroom homes with garages. The fact that a high premium is placed on the safety and security of the residents by means of technologically advanced security systems, strict access control at all the estates with guards manning the gates and patrolling the estates, also meets with great approval.

When residents, tenants and investors are asked why they chose to live in one of this group’s retirement estates, they unanimously agree that the housing units not only testify to excellent craftsmanship, they also offer everything you need to maintain your lifestyle in a secure, sought-after and often scenic environment.

A high premium is also placed on ‘green’ initiatives and measures, as a result, the design and building of these two estates are done under the scrutiny of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). This means that, when completed, the units will be Green Star-certified, which will significantly increase their future value.

The practical application of ‘green’ measures is not only aimed at immediate energy-saving (through solar heating), but even the building materials used, are bound to have an energy-saving effect over the longer term.

Judging from the long list of facilities that each and every estate offers, it is clear that it is indeed an all-inclusive town in the fullest sense of the word. Among other things, the facilities include a service centre with a dining hall, a library, a convenience shop, a hair and beauty salon, as well as a 24-hour care centre at affordable rates. The estates will also be equipped with an internet connection.

Moreover, all of the above facilities are available from the opening of the estate and the first residents moving in. In addition, the group does not simply walk away, it ensures that comprehensive estate management is undertaken by proven experts.

Social activities also abound, varying from yoga classes, a garden, bingo, bridge and social club (‘Happy Hour’) and a market day where residents can sell their own hand or artworks, to a multitude of other social events, braais and music video shows, dances (Valentine’s day), fun runs and community involvement projects such as the collection of toys for underprivileged children and pet food for the pets of indigent seniors. Residents can also join Bible study and care groups and even travel with the community bus to shopping centres in the vicinity.

Differentiate for success

Besides its capacity to think and act out of the box, the group’s unwavering commitment to quality also differentiates it from competitors in this fast-growing market, emphasises its MD, Anton Crouse.

‘Our track record protects us. Besides proven business principles, we stick to a practical, hands-on approach. The fact that we personally build our estates and control all critical aspects of the value chain, furthermore helps to limit development risk and, at the same time, ensures unparalleled quality, attention to detail and value for money.

In addition, we ensure that no finger can be pointed to our aftersales service – not a single complaint is overlooked or goes by without being thoroughly addressed. We are also extremely market orientated and everything is done inhouse. This may be a small, simple concept, but property companies that don’t market, cannot develop.’

Construction of Celebration Estate’s show houses commences in February and will be completed at the official launch. There will be eight furnished show houses to reflect the different floor plans of the estate. Interested parties will have to hurry to register as prospective buyers. Like at all CDPG developments, prior registration will be to your benefit in terms discount and a wide choice.

Register today at or phone 086 173 8473 for more information.