The rise and rise of mixed-use precincts
Urbanisation continues to increase across the globe. According to the United Nations (UN), “The proportion of the world population living in urban areas rose from about 30% in 1950 to 54% in 2015 and is projected to rise to 66% by 2050.” As more and more people move into cities, mixed-use precincts like Harbour Arch are providing solutions to the growing demand for space. Here’s a look at what makes this type of development such a sought-after prospect.
Precincts like Harbour Arch epitomise the principles of new urban living, presenting an opportunity for people to live, work, play, relax, and stay in a safe, sustainable and community-focused environment and avoid hours commuting in traffic. What’s more, residents are able to interact more easily, get to know one other and build an authentic and engaged community.
Peace of mind
Unlike suburbs, mixed-use precincts have clearly defined perimeters, making them easier to secure. Harbour Arch, for example, has CCTV cameras and 24-hour foot patrols, which ensure safety and security for those living and working within its limits.
Mixed-use precincts offer a safe environment for outdoor exercise and promote physical activity with residential, commercial and retail spaces located within walking distance of one another. Harbour Arch will also offer a residents-only pool and exercise area on the 17th floor.
With more people working within or close to the precinct, travel time is significantly reduced resulting in lower carbon emissions per household. Harbour Arch residents will also benefit from waste recycling, water-saving facilities and rainwater harvesting, a centralised district cooling plant, and low-energy LED lighting. The inclusion of green spaces in the precinct not only beautifies the city, but also provides habitats for local wildlife.
Keen to find out more about Harbour Arch?
On completion, Harbour Arch will house six individual tower blocks and will include a residential, commercial, retail and hospitality component – the precinct will offer two Marriot Hotels. For more information, contact us today on 087 809 0000 or click here to get in touch with a sales consultant.