Waterfall is more than the next new mixed-use development in Gauteng – it is a planned city in its own right, offering everything its residents and businesspeople will need, from homes to schools, offices, a hospital, and a plethora of entertainment and retail options. Meticulously planned as a multipurpose hub, Waterfall is ideally located between the business centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and thus in one of the most significant development corridors in the country. Set to be the first luxury high-rise residential apartments in the node, Ellipse Waterfall offers ultra-modern living for the discerning resident or investor.
Ellipse Waterfall is a joint venture between JSE listed Attacq Limited (Attacq) and Tricolt. It will comprise four towers, each named after a renowned astronomer: Newton, Kepler, Da Vinci and Galileo. Phase one is scheduled for completion in 2020. Each tower will feature striking apartments with ultra-indulgent modern finishes, eco-friendly features, high ceilings and expansive windows that bestow unparalleled vistas of the Gauteng skyline.
Tim Kloeck, Chief Executive Officer of Tricolt, explains that the vision behind Ellipse is to create an iconic high-rise residential development that surpasses any other in South Africa, in terms of luxury living, architectural beauty and environmental advancements in the heart of Waterfall City, the fastest growing mixed-use precinct in Africa. He attributes the high sales figures even within the first week of the development’s launch to Ellipse Waterfall’s unique value proposition. “Its strategic location, pristine surroundings and world-class amenities, make Ellipse Waterfall a no-brainer for discerning investors,” he says.
Sales and marketing agent, Kent Gush, Director at Kent Gush Properties, agrees, noting that the quick market uptake on Ellipse sales speaks to the strength of the Waterfall Precinct. “Waterfall has basically been designed on a blank canvas,” he says. “Unlike other cities, this means that every touchpoint is triple-A rated because it’s been conceptualised that way. It’s been meticulously thought out – every aspect – and that means that everything works as it’s meant to. There’s no litter; when a traffic light stops working it gets repaired almost immediately; it’s a short and safe stroll to the biggest retail centre in Africa. The sales show us that people see the value in that. People also see investing in Ellipse as an opportunity for capital growth as the node continues to develop.”
Designed with intent
“Unlike other mixed-use developments that are fast running out of space or building on top of decaying infrastructure, Waterfall City is essentially brand new. Its buildings, roads and infrastructure are built to the highest quality and its strategic location at the crossroad of the province’s major transport routes makes investing here a smart long-term decision,” says Giles Pendleton, Head of Development at Attacq.
Designed around six key value drivers – locality, amenities, infrastructure, safety, sustainability and vitality – Waterfall is a place created for people and their work/life requirements, today and well into the future.
Waterfall offers a regional retail hub – Mall of Africa, a Netcare hospital, private schools (Curro and Reddam House), Gautrain routes, running and cycling tracks and a variety of restaurants. There’s also a Waterfall Parkrun, Virgin Active and the Waterfall Lifestyle Centre development, and the precinct boasts state-of-the-art security. It also offers easy access to key arterial routes, such as the N1 and N3 highways.
Its strategic location, pristine surroundings and world class amenities, make Ellipse Waterfall a no-brainer for discerning investors.
Ellipse – the pinnacle of luxury living in Waterfall
Ellipse Waterfall offers all the benefits of life in Waterfall City, plus a rich added layer of opulence and access to exclusive facilities, such as The Luna Club. This exclusive destination for Ellipse residents of all ages will centre around premium health and wellness comforts. These will include a wellness centre (with an indoor gym, steam showers, sauna and boutique spa), a business centre with boardrooms and every modern business facility, and a library. There will also be cigar and whisky lounges, a children’s entertainment area, private dining options, a temperature-controlled leisure pool and a lap pool, as well as outdoor gas braais, firepits and a boma, a coffee bar and a wine room and residential cellar. Plus, residents will be able to pop across to Mall of Africa for easy access to the region’s premier shopping destination.
Ellipse amenities will include concierge services, 24-hour security, CCTV and security control room, a fitness track and outdoor gym, bicycle racks, landscaped piazza, back-up generator power, back-up water utilities, secure basement parking and electric car bays. Apartments will be built on green-building principles and equipped for high-speed fibre and offer app-driven amenities. There will also be storage facilities and a carwash service.
Ellipse is in close proximity to schools, shopping, fine dining and the business district, thus offering unparalleled premium living that is second to none.
Step inside the showroom unit and you get a taste of the quality of finishings that Ellipse will include. Dhk Architects have designed two colour schemes unique to Ellipse, so buyers can choose from the classic interior and a platinum interior. The apartments are defined by clean lines, a timeless palette and stunning detailing through the depth of pattern and colour. High-end materials, craftmanship and appliances are featured in every space, including imported tiles, Hansgrohe fittings, high-gloss kitchens with Caesarstone tops and fully integrated Smeg appliances.
Meeting a growing need
Melt Hamman, Chief Executive Officer of Attacq, believes that the demand for apartment living in Waterfall will be supported by the ongoing commercial expansion of the node. “With various blue-chip firms taking up residency within Waterfall City, such as PwC, Accenture and Deloitte, there is a growing need for us to expand our residential offering. Ellipse Waterfall is the first step towards meeting that demand,” he says.
There are various apartment sizes and layouts on offer, catering to a broad market, from first-time property buyers to affluent investors. Ellipse Waterfall will offer apartments ranging from the executive one-bedroom (starting at 45m2) to flagship three-bedroom duplexes (with up to 375m2 of living space) with prices starting at R1 590 000 and topping out at R12 500 000.
At the high end of the scale, apartments will offer luxury options of private rooftop gardens, heated swimming pools and some of the best views in the province. Based on current progress, construction for phase one of Ellipse is estimated to commence early 2019.
“Unlike other mixed-use developments that are fast running out of space or building on top of decaying infrastructure, Waterfall City is essentially brand new. Its buildings, roads and infrastructure are built to the highest quality and its strategic location at the crossroad of the province’s major transport routes makes investing here a smart long-term decision.”
For more information, visit the Ellipse Waterfall sales office at Mall of Africa, Parkade G Level 5, off
Town Square, or the website – www.ellipsewaterfall.co.za.