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Thirty years of building elegant residential and commercial developments in keeping with the heritage of the historic Rock of Gibraltar: that's the proud claim of Taylor Woodrow of Gibraltar, part of the UK-based international developments company.

Queensway Quay

This magnificent marina-side development is TW's flagship in Gibraltar, a small but distinct country at the gateway between the western Mediterranean and the north Atlantic. Overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar and with spectacular views across to the mountains of north Africa and Spain, the development aroused international interest due to its remarkably high specification and the availability of tax advantages for purchasers. The demand for corporate letting has also provided an investment boost for many owners, who are increasingly 'buying to let', very often with a tenant already in residence or with Taylor Woodrow demonstrating its confidence by underwriting the availability of a tenant during the first year.

Cormorant Wharf

Following closely on the overwhelming success of the first main phase at Queensway Quay, work began on Cormorant Wharf, a compact and distinctive development adjacent to the north end of Queensway Quay. Designed to be distinctively different in appearance, Cormorant Wharf shares one important factor with its 'big sister' - its overwhelming success, with all of the apartments and penthouses in the first phase having been sold (some purely on the basis of location and specification) whilst the second part of the development is still being built. The high standards of construction, fittings and finishes were helped further on this occasion by the fact that all of the apartments were designed to run from back to front, thus giving each one the benefit of both sea and Rock/city views as well as providing a home of the highest standard.

Ambience

A significant part of the success of both of these phases, from two points of view, has been the availability of commercial premises in the main phase on terms that are more than just competitive - they are terms that have proven to be highly appealing. And, as a result, the inflow of appropriate restaurants, cafes, bars, a chandler, a jeweller, a dolphin safari boat, a launderette and dry cleaners, a convenience store and an art gallery has brought a sophisticated vitality to the historic quayside. Historic, because Ragged Staff Wharf, as the quayside is known, is the oldest wharf in Gibraltar. First built in Spanish times, it was upgraded by the British in 1735 'for the better victualling of men o' war' and the steps where all visiting dignitaries and newl y-arriving governors landed are still preserved as part of the marina.

Ordnance Wharf

At the other end of Ragged Staff Wharf from Cormorant Wharf, another historic wharf is about to be developed in a sensitive way. This is Ordnance Wharf, forming the Southern boundary of the marina. Here construction has just started on the first phase of a more village-style layout, This comprises just four dwellings: a luxury four bedroomed detached villa along with three high-standard town houses. All have integral garages and overlook the marina to the north whilst giving southerly views across the Royal Naval Establishment to Morocco. As with the remaining phase of Cormorant Wharf, these are expected to sell very quickly, given the excellent price/specification ratio.

In the City

The tastefully designed low-rise Cornwall's Centre is a gem in the heart of Gibraltar's vibrant but safe centre. First developed by Taylor Woodrow some twelve years ago, a recent re- design of the first floor proved immensely popular, to the extent that at the time of writing only one three-bedroomed flat, priced at ú170,000, is still available. This delightful development is well worth a look for its moorish-style inner courtyard with retail premises clustered around a fountain, the apartments on the first floor being served by a gallery.

Offices too...

One of the popular office developments carried out by Taylor Woodrow is Hadfield House, in Library Street just yards from Main Street. Also home to a bank and building society, lawyers and the Gibraltar Philatelic Society, Hadfield House now has two units available. Priced at ú8 per square foot, the units have areas of 1,040 and 1,368 square feet respectively. All of Taylor Woodrow's projects are reasonably priced and of excellent quality, which explains the company's continuing record of success on the Rock.

- Matthew Legge

Matthew Legge at the Ragged Staff Sales Office,

PO Box 126, Gibraltar,

Telephone 40550, Fax 75529

 

 

 

 

 

 

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