Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Developer seeks to 'wake up' Clarendon with Glenmuir Country Club

Cadre Management is offering a luxurious development in Clarendon, dubbed the Glenmuir Country Club.

Cadre Management is offering a luxurious development in Clarendon, dubbed the Glenmuir Country Club.

The National Housing Trust (NHT) indicates that it is working on housing developments with varying solutions slated for Clarendon.

Among them are Hummingbird Meadows, Longville Phase Four and Moneymusk Glades. Vernamfield has also been touted as another area of development by the government.

It has been widely believed that the parish is best suited for low to mid-income homes in the price range of $7.5 million to $20 million.

However, private housing developer Cadre Management Consultants Limited, led by director Paul Buchanan has a different vision.

Cadre Management is planning to offer residences that are a tad more luxurious and fall above this price point. He is the construction genius being Glenmuir Country Club.

Director of Cadre Management Consultants Limited, Paul Buchanan

A first- time developer, Buchanan told Loop News that he is “determined to give value for money,” with the placement of 55 units in an upscale gated community in the parish.

Development cost is in the region of $1 billion.

Located at the corner of Jackson and Georges Streets in May Pen, Glenmuir Country Club will feature a mix of 55 units comprising two-bedroom/two and a half bathroom townhouses in addition to three-bedroom bungalows, with two and three bathrooms. Prices range from $24 million to $31.6 million.

Photo shows the entrance of Glenmuir Country Club in Clarendon

“The development is in a middle-income neighbourhood and so the housing solutions in this development are just a continuation of the trend in the neighbourhood,” Lystra Sharp, realtor and broker with selling agent, Coldwell Banker commented.

“The aim was to give persons who would like to remain in the parish an option to be able to buy a house with amenities usually found in Kingston/St Andrew. Not everyone wants to live in Kingston/ St Andrew,” she said.

Coldwell Banker is now targeting young professionals and returning residents who have shown a preference for gated communities.

Lystra Sharp, realtor and broker with selling agent, Coldwell Banker

Glenmuir Country Club will feature 24-hour security, clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness centre, a convenience store and rooms in residences piped for air-conditioning.

Other features include high ceilings, Porcelain Tiles, Moen fixtures granite countertops, hardwood cabinets, PVC windows, his and hers walk-in closets in the master bedroom, double face basins in the master bathroom, in-unit laundry room with a washtub, hurricane straps on rafters, concrete guttering and two porches.

All units will be delivered by December 2021.

Sharp told Loop News, “There have been many lower-income housing developments in Clarendon, but none really that targeted this segment of the market.”

She said: “To quote a prospective buyer, who viewed the model unit “this development is what May Pen needed and it will be a real game-changer”.

“We need more of these around these parts. May Pen needs to wake up," another prospective buyer said.

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