24 families move into upmarket apartments Star FM radio presenter Kudzayi Violet Gwara (KVG) who is West Property ambassador (left) officially opens Millennium Heights apartment together with the company’s chief operations officer, Mrs Tatiana Aleshina, in Borrowdale, Harare yesterday.

Herald Correspondent

Property developer West Properties Zimbabwe has handed over apartments to 24 families after completing the Millennium Heights project in Borrowdale, an exclusive upmarket lifestyle estate.

Among the beneficiaries is Star FM radio presenter and West Properties ambassador Kudzayi Violet Gwara popularly know as KVG.

Gwara said she was delighted as a young woman to own a home in Borrowdale.

“I feel very much empowered, this is quite a good deal for me and everyone who has benefited.

Another beneficiary Dale Woodend: “I met West Properties officers and they explained the entire project but I was scared to invest my money in the first place but now I am happy the apartment is complete and I have a home in my name,” he said.

West Properties chief executive officer Mr Kenneth Sharpe said the building is what is called a lock up shell.

“On the outside, one can see it looks like a finished building but inside we have left the apartments for the owners to finish on their own, according to their own taste and budget within an agreed time frame from once we have completed the building, which means they now have to be finished by end of August and I know a lot of people are rushing for that deadline. I saw yesterday kitchens going in and bathrooms and tiles and lighting, and everyone is excited to get their apartments open,” he said.

Mr Sharpe added that the concept was to bring affordability to luxury housing.

“The development you see in front you today of exclusive apartments in the heart of Borrowdale has never happened before where you can have a product such as this which we are delivering today that is affordable for under $50 000 as the starting price to move in and live in a home here, and this is the first block of 24 units of more than 1,000 units that we have planned to be building on the site. So what you are seeing is a start of a very exciting future that will include a sustainable and beautiful natural environment surrounding the development  which is part of corporate social responsibility with the Environment Management Agency,” he said.

The company’s chief  operations officer, Mrs Tatiana Aleshina, said  the vision was to become the leading customer centric developer of exceptional properties in Zimbabwe.

“Our mission is to delight our customers with the latest sustainable innovation incorporating modern designs in our residential and commercial offerings in Zimbabwe,” she said.

She added: “Our business model is the role of master planner, financier and developer of appropriately designed sustainably built residential and commercial properties within the Greater Harare Area.”

We are happy to support Governments efforts to alleviate the housing backlog by densification and grateful to them and our investors for their continued support.”

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