WHITBY LAKES RETIREMENT
Engaged by the new owner to review the original development plans, Pacific Environments provided a new master plan that intensified the layout for greater community interaction and better site utilisation, opened up the lake outlook to the wider village, and increased the financial returns on investment.
Utilising the design principle of creating ‘communities with communities’, the concept took greater account of the local and wider environment adjacent the shopping centre, lake and established vegetation to enhance the residents’ sense of social connection, purpose and hopefully fulfilment when loneliness for the elderly becomes a real concern.
Density varies in response to the adjacent residential areas, with the 3-storied apartments and shared ‘resort-styled’ facilities at the heart, with beautifully crafted restaurant, lounges and recreational spaces overlooking the landscaped grounds to the lake.
The success is measured through high sales demand, strong community interaction and involvement and the village community becoming an established and acknowledged part of the wider Whitby community -particularly following early neighbour objection during the planning process. It is openly regarded as having firmly established the Whitby neighbourhood.