30 April 2017 – Expansión
Located in the municipality of Castellar, in Cádiz, alongside the exclusive urbanisations of Sotogrande and Valderrama, the latest estate in the area is awaiting approval from the Town Hall to become a modern and luxurious residential resort. The site will also include a first-rate golf course and a five-star hotel. The project in question is Valderrama 2, an estate with a surface area spanning 220 hectares, which was acquired by the company La Zagaleta Limited last year.
The firm, which is headquartered in London and which owns another luxury residential development, known as La Zagaleta, purchased the Valderrama group, the company that owns this plot, as well as a golf course of the same name, regarded as the best in Spain and one of the best in the world, in an operation worth €40 million (…) in December 2015 (…).
The new project from the owners of La Zagaleta, considered the most luxurious urbanisation in Europe and located in the Malagan municipality of Benahavís, will also be for millionaires, but with certain differences. “In La Zagaleta, there are two lines: one with homes worth between €5 million and €8 million and the other with homes worth more than €11 million, which is the line we are promoting. Valderrama 2 is a different concept, its homes are worth between €3 million and €5 million, which buyers can easily finance if they want”, said Ignacio Pérez, Director of Business Development at La Zagaleta.
An integrated resort
Similarly, the new development, which will have a maximum of 200 homes, with plots of between 2,000 m2 and 3,000 m2, will be targeting a different public to La Zagaleta. (…). “The idea is to build homes without fences, like in Los Angeles or Florida, where you can see without being seen, which will incorporate the latest developments to meet the demands of the millennials”, he added. The objective of La Zagaleta is to sell these homes in advance so that its clients can personalise them during their construction. (…).
La Zagaleta expects construction to begin within three years. (…).
In total, the group expects to invest €200 million of its own funds developing the urbanisation over a ten year period, although that figure could rise to more than €400 million. “We will get on with building the homes, at a rate of around 20 per year, for example. The logical thing is to finance them over the long term so that buyers can easily subrogate those loans and purchase the properties using minimal own funds”.
Original story: Expansión (by Rocío Ruiz)
Translation: Carmel Drake