Best retirement housing design for Global Awards shortlisted

LONDON: The shortlist for the best retirement housing design has been declared.

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

Marquee Development Partners’ luxury La Belle Palm Beach has made a stunning debut to the Gold Coast market with more than $100m in sales achieved less than two weeks after its launch.

The development has become the city’s fastest-selling project of 2024 with sales prices ranging from $2.5m to $7m.

Marquee director Jacques Winterburn said the sales reflected an unyielding demand for the rare, absolute beachfront apartments in Palm Beach from predominantly southern Gold Coast locals.

“It’s a remarkable outcome for Marquee, our 11th and most impressive project to date,” he said.

“The response has been overwhelming but expected.

“To receive over 1000 inquiries before launch underscores the considerable demand for this project and location.

“The majority of buyers have emerged from the Palm Beach and southern Gold Coast, with some from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

“Buyers have loved the layouts, uniqueness of the absolute beachfront position and the amenities package reflective of the large beachfront site – more than 3300sq m with over 40m of absolute beach frontage – which we are spending more than $10m enhancing with world-class amenities.”

Mr Winterburn said significant interest had also been observed from buyers in Burleigh Heads, with many looking to transition from esplanade-front properties to absolute beachfront residences in the northern Palm Beach area while still staying connected to Burleigh.

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