Best boomer casual living home design for Global Awards shortlisted

LONDON: The shortlist for the best boomer casual living home design has been declared.

Over 250 designs have been considered by the awards secretariat. One of the finalists in this category is shown above.

An artist’s impression of the rooftop terrace at Habitat Development Group’s Market Lane Residences at the Maroochydore City Centre.

The developer behind an $83m million high-rise complex has outlined why his company chose to build in the heart of Maroochydore.

Habitat Development Group director Cleighton Clark said the overall vision for the Maroochydore CBD and the people who would call it home was an exciting prospect.

Market Lane Residences comprises 146 two and three-bedroom apartments elevated across 14 levels over two towers with six offices on the ground floor.

Mr Clark said piling would start next week and construction was expected to be completed within the next two years.

“Regionally the Sunshine Coast is a very exciting place,” Mr Clark said.

“Then the CBD itself is a pretty exciting vision … lots of amenities, parks, restaurants, cafes, we see it as the heart of a very exciting region.”

Mr Clark listed the Coast’s population forecast of growth, the level of infrastructure and vacancy rates in Maroochydore as all factors which made for an easy decision to build in the CBD.

He said buyer interest had been strong.

“Inquiries have been very strong for both owner occupier both locally, and from Brisbane and Sydney,” he said.

“Singles, retirees, investors, young couples, it’s been very broad.”

The Global Award winner will be announced in December in London. (Globals)