Moka Smart City welcomes its first homeowners

Real Estate

25 Feb 2020

Moka Smart City welcomes its first homeowners

It’s a dream come true for Les Promenades d’Helvétia homeowners, in the heart of Moka Smart City. The many advantages of this residential neighbourhood are a real edge!

Property owners within the residential development of Les Promenades d’Helvétia have been handed over the keys to their homes. A moment to remember: these units are the first ones to be delivered within a smart city in Mauritius!

The creation of the Helvétia neighbourhood has been a significant milestone in the development in Moka, which has been underway for more than a dozen years following an integrated and comprehensive master plan. “We are proud to welcome the new residents of Les Promenades d’Helvétia!” says Moka Smart City’s General Manager, Samuel de Gersigny. “The apartments are located alongside the Promenade, which is now operational and already used by residents of the area. Various street furniture elements and facilities will be available in the coming months to improve their quality of life, including a free public drinking water dispensary to reduce plastic bottle usage and a kids’ playground at the Promenade’s first crossroads.”

Life in the heart of a smart city

Modelled around the “Work, Live, Play, Care” concept, the smart city is above all a cosmopolitan conurbation with smart urban areas and mixed-use developments, including office and retail space, residential, educational, medical and recreational facilities.

But what exactly are its advantages? These include responsible management of natural resources and their flows, connected infrastructure and participatory governance. The main objective of the smart city is to improve the quality of life of citizens in the long term through the development of sustainable and integrated technology-based solutions – and ensure minimum waste and maximum comfort! Its unique organisational, technological and societal model enables citizens, institutions and businesses to enjoy a place that yields well-being and many good things in a truly environmentally friendly manner.

Moka, an exceptional smart city

Moka has leveraged the “citysmarting” concept to gradually transform into a more connected, ecologically aware and dynamic city. In a nutshell, it aspires to be a great place to live with optimum use of resources and space through innovative solutions.

The city enjoys a strategic location – close to major roads and urban centres – and a wide range of offerings and services. Moka has become one of the country’s hotspots, and the ideal place to study, work, relax, play sports or go shopping with three shopping centres, 26 educational institutions, a wellness and sports centre and more than 1,500 shops and businesses!

New residential units available

In addition, Les Promenades d'Helvétia has recently launched a new phase of its development: 33 properties located just across from École du Centre are now up for sale. These studios, apartments and penthouses enjoy direct pedestrian access to the Promenade - a large, tree-lined avenue for pedestrians and low-impact means of transportation (bicycles, scooters, etc.). Some of these residences with a harmonious, modern design have a private garden. The aim is to retain Helvetia’s elegant architectural style (with pitched roofs and clean lines reminiscent of charming Moka houses), with distinctive façade elements such as enhanced verticality in the balustrade design, large roof overhangs and two-tone walls.

Each property has generous outdoor living areas like balconies, verandas and terraces. To enjoy cross-ventilation and reduce sun exposure, various rooms are north-facing, while large sliding openings bring pleasant natural light into the living spaces.

With an ideal location in the heart of Moka Smart City, the new properties at Les Promenades d’Helvétia are sure to pique buyers’ interest!

Do you want to live in the heart of a smart city too? Click here to register an interest for the latest residential opportunities at Les Promenades d'Helvétia!