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Villa Cascada – La Zagaleta: The Making of a Luxury Villa

We are delighted to present the journey of constructing Villa Cascada, a stunning luxury villa in the prestigious B sector of La Zagaleta. This blog post will take you through the meticulous process of building this architectural marvel, from sourcing the perfect plot to the final stages of construction.

Sea views from La Zagaleta, Benahavis

The Objective

Our journey began with a clear objective: finding a suitable plot in La Zagaleta, offering panoramic sea views and convenient access to the north and south security gates. After several weeks of diligent searching, we discovered an unfinished structure in the B sector, a location coveted by many of our clients. Following successful negotiations, we secured this prime property for our client.

The client then met with several architects, ultimately choosing the renowned studio of Pablo Villarroel for the design. Chris Warren from Renson Management was appointed the Project Manager, and Rugue Construction was selected to build the property. Terra Meridiana was entrusted with the exclusive rights to sell this luxury villa.

The Construction Journey

Laying the Foundations

The construction began with installing micropiles into the soil, reaching down to the bedrock to provide a solid foundation for the house. With his vast experience in project management, Chris Warren oversaw this crucial stage. He ensured all parties involved adhered to their contractual obligations and built an ecological wall around the site. Due to the cutting and filling on-site, micropiling was required at different depths, with some areas going as deep as 17 metres.

Progressing with the Structure

The next stage involved pouring the reinforced concrete slab for the basement. A total of 300 cubic metres of concrete was poured in one go, with 45 lorries delivering the cement mix. Each truck was checked for mix consistency, and samples were sent to a laboratory for strength verification. A topographer was present on-site to monitor levels during this structural stage. The surface was prepared with excavators, gravel, black plastic, and concrete, ready to reinforce and pour concrete.

Building Upwards

After two months of hard work, the construction team had completed the first floor and was preparing to install the roof slab. The steelwork and columns were erected, and many lorries were used to transport materials for the basement and ground floor construction. The spa area was also under construction, with props set to be removed after a curing period of 28 days.

The importance of site organisation, time management, and coordination was emphasised throughout the construction process. Regular site meetings were held with architects to ensure smooth coordination among all parties involved. A detailed plan was created at the beginning of the project and shared with all partners, with any changes or movements communicated promptly each week.

The Future of Villa Cascada

With its 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a total built area of 3,134 m² on a plot of 5,474 m², Villa Cascada is shaping up to be a stunning addition to La Zagaleta. The journey of its construction, from the initial stages to the final touches, is a testament to all parties’ dedication, expertise, and attention to detail.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to chronicle the construction of Villa Cascada, a luxury villa that promises to redefine elegance and sophistication in La Zagaleta.

By Adam Neale | Develop & Build | August 30th, 2023

Villa Cascada – La Zagaleta: The Making of a Luxury Villa

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