The concept of the 15-minute city is now becoming a reality as more metro areas design developments where all necessary services and amenities can be found within minutes of where you live. Umhlanga Arch was one of the first to enter KwaZulu-Natal and take this design concept to staggering heights above Umhlanga Ridgeside. Those living at Umhlanga Arch have a world of urban amenities easily found at the European high street and Legacy Yard, literally 5 minutes walking distance from their apartment. Convenient living has made its address at the exclusive Umhlanga Arch.
According to Marc Rosenberg, Director of The Multiply Group, one of the investors of the iconic Umhlanga Arch development, the architectural inspiration for the Umhlanga Arch development is all about convenience. “Wherever people go in the world, they are looking for convenience in an environment where they can live, work and play,” says Rosenberg.
Start your day with coffee from Butter Scotch, the delightful coffee shop and bakery at the Legacy Yard food hall. Drop your dry cleaning off at the laundry next to the Bard & Minstrel. Make use of co-working spaces at The Sett or the exclusive members only Pencil Club at the top floor of Umhlanga Arch. Network with business travelers when you stop by the lounge area of the Hilton Garden Inn or opt to have dinner at the hotel restaurant Together & Co. As the day winds down, take an evening walk around the Legacy Yard courtyard and watch the lights of the city shine while you enjoy a cocktail at the Baron.
The Legacy Yard makes its home above the clouds, on the ground floor of Umhlanga Arch apartments, and is a welcoming oasis to residents, tourists, and families out on the town for a quick bite and a stroll. The food hall boasts a classical, contemporary bar with a short list of inspiring daily cocktails. The food options range from sushi to pizza, burgers, Indian street food and a gourmet gelato stand. On the weekend, live music can be heard, and patrons often take their drinks to the roof to enjoy the ocean views.
What takes centre stage on the high street is the prominent green lawn, providing the convenient park that every neighbourhood needs. The Legacy Yard lawn is a favourite for families as it offers a safe environment for kids to run and play. Parents can keep a close eye on them from their table in the food hall or seated at benches along the high street. The Legacy Yard has also hosted events on the lawn, most recently Black Coffee played to a large audience.
Let’s not forget that your apartment has smart technologies that allows you to control your home through a dedicated app. Control your lighting, temperature of the room or simply book concierge services – your life can be planned through a click of a button.
Life is vibrant at the Umhlanga Arch. The holistic design brings innovation and community together in a safe, secure environment.