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WestProp US$300 mln Hills Luxury Estate kicks off; brings firsts for Sub-Sahara Africa

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PROPERTY market game-changer firm, WestProp Holdings has unveiled yet another top notch project, the Hills Luxury Estate in a development which has brought firsts not only in Zimbabwe but across the Southern Africa region.

Already working on other projects like the Millennium Heights which is ongoing, Pokugara Residential Estate, Pomona City (ongoing), The Mall of Zimbabwe and Millennium Heights Office Park, the firm continues to demonstrate sound commitment to shake up the country’s property sector from the slumber of conservatism and force march the nation into world class standards.

Formerly known as Warren Hills Golf Club , the rebranded Hills Luxury Estate will  see the construction of villas, apartments, townhouses, country club, hotel, tennis , swimming academy  a shopping mall and a top notch Golf Course which matches global standards.

Addressing delegates at the occasion to unveil the latest project, WestProp Holdings CEO, Ken Sharpe said the project will be hinged on the company’s values of which include live, work, shop and play luxury lifestyle estate.

“The project is part of our contribution to the urban renewal projects as endorsed by the second republic. We are creating value of over US$300 million through this project. We are confident that by the time it is completed, the value of the investment of this project will have grown substantially.

“What (the project) that we are undertaking today is a legacy project. It brings many firsts for sub-Saharan Africa and to Zimbabwe. I believe this project will forever change perceptions of Harare and Zimbabwe.

“We are on a mission to make sure that one billion bricks are put in the ground by 2050 on all our projects and that includes Pokugara Residential Estate, Millennium Heights, Pomona City and the Hills Golf Estate. This project is going to consume an estimated 70 million bricks. So, this project alone wills double our bricks to take us to over 150 million, almost 15% of the vision being realized,” he said.

Globally renowned golf course designer Peter Matkovich and architect Joan Balagué Capdet have been roped into the  project.

“It is with great privilege that I welcome Joan Balagué Capdet. He flew in all the way yesterday from Barcelona, Spain. He is the man who designed this beautiful estate that we are unveiling today. He came up with a concept plan. His first time walking on this land was about two years ago.

“He was involved and instrumental in doing the town plan to incorporate this mixed-use development into a smart city, where we have on the walls around your beautiful pictures of what it is that is being designed. He designed the homes,” he said

The duo will create an 18-hole world championship golf course.

He said Peter came to see him  a few years ago and briefed him on how he scooped top awards after designing the best golf courses in Africa.

 “He was born in Zimbabwe and he wanted to come back to Zimbabwe and leave his legacy, his mark in his later years on the best course that he has designed,” Sharpe added

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