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Master planning, Mauritius

'Challenge Panel' to critique evolving masterplan for land holdings of over 6,600 hectares

Project Description

In 2011 we were invited to participate in a ‘Challenge Panel’ of three experts brought together to challenge, or critique, a master plan that had been drawn up for a major industrial conglomerate on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The master plan addressed the future development of the company’s extensive land holding of some 6,667 hectares.

The land owners were not convinced by the master plan and wanted it to be independently tested and challenged. The Challenge Panel tasked with this role was drawn from South Africa, the Middle East and UK, and comprised a residential expert, a commercial expert and a leisure expert, with Petersham Group covering leisure.

The leisure components within the master plan were very wide ranging and included hotels of various sizes, standards and type, restaurants, night clubs, bars, specialty retail, a very wide range of sports facilities and many other elements to serve both the resident and tourist markets.

We were invited to join this panel because of our expertise in the integration of leisure components within large scale mixed-use developments, our international focus on the leisure market and our extensive understanding of leisure trends.

Project Details

  • Client Halcrow Group Ltd
  • Date August 23, 2013
  • Tags Master Planning, Destinations, Mixed Use Developments
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