It takes a village
Beyond the bricks and mortar of the private homes, Selo has been designed with people at its heart, to create a new urban village that will forge a sense of place and belonging. Communal amenities and shared spaces with exclusive access will encourage residents to extend their living beyond their front door and get to know and be friends with their neighbours.
Communal park and green spaces, including a community orchard
Picnic area with BBQ and shelter
An engaging play park for Selo's smaller residents is the focal point of the village's large internal park. Landscape Architect Helen Mellsop has designed a play space with soft cushioning that will encourage the little ones to get off the screens and outside into the fresh air, with elements to encourage natural and imaginative play.
Gather friends and family to kick a ball around or challenge your neighbour to a one-on-one, shooting hoops in the dedicated multi-use games area, with artificial grass for a perfect pitch year-round and fencing to catch any stray balls from overly enthusiastic kicks and missed catches.
Get on your bike
Every home at Selo has its own allocated car park space, but with more and more people choosing pedal-powered transportation to get from A to B, somewhere to house your bike is essential.
Ample communal bicycle storage lockers complete with E-bike chargers will be dotted throughout the village to keep your bikes secure and out of the elements.
Whether you want to beat the traffic on your daily commute or explore one of the many biking trails in the West, if you're not already a cyclist, this could be just the push you needed to encourage you to swap four wheels for two.
For the fur kids
The four-legged members of your family will be pampered living at Selo, with plenty of open green spaces and pocket parks; a great way to forge bonds with your fellow dog-loving neighbours. A dog-washing station means you won't have to bathe your pooch in your house after it takes a roll in the mud in Parr's Park or an off-leash dip in Oratia Stream.
In a close-knit community such as Selo, there will likely be a friendly neighbour to feed puss if you can't get home in time for dinner and puppy play dates in the park will be among the most sought-after invitation.
A whole new meaning to 'pet-friendly'!
You won't have far to go for your morning coffee fix or grabbing some last-minute essentials for dinner, with a commercial zone close at hand on the north-eastern boundary of the village. A café is planned for this hub, in addition to four commercial spaces, which will be accessible to the wider neighbourhood by foot or by bike to form a community focus.