When it was announced in 2008, the construction of an elite 300-hectare residential and business complex with a golf course in Becmen, Surcin drew a great attention of the public. Ever since, the Israeli consortium has been moving step by step towards the implementation of this project worth USD 1 billion. People at the company Elgolf, which is the authorized representative of the Israeli investment fund, confirm to eKapija that the construction of aforementioned multifunctional complex is not given up.
- Members of the investment fund from the USA and Israel should come to Surcin in April to sign a protocol on the commencement of construction with the representatives of that borough. We are negotiating with architects to design a zoning ordinance for that 300-hectare area. It will take 5 to 6 months to finish the work, so that we expect the ordinance to be adopted by the borough in autumn, when we could start working on designs for the parts of the complex that will be built the first. We expect the construction of roads and accompanying infrastructure to kick off in May or June 2013 and be followed by the construction of first residential and business facilities - Vojkan Vuletic from Elgolf says in a talk with eKapija.
Our interlocutor points out that the investment fund was looking for a suitable space all around southeast Europe few years ago and that it liked the one in Surcin the most.
- There is no doubt that this project is still current and that its implementation continues. The Israeli investment fund, whose shareholders are mainly American Jews, rented the location for the period of 99 years and already paid USD 2.6 million for the first ten years – says Vuletic.
As he explained, the presale of residential and business units has already started.
Life in a green oasis near the capital
Vuletic says that between 15,000 and 16,000 privileged people will have a chance to enjoy the view of dark green grass on the golf course and the peaceful surface of the lake.
A residential complex that should meet all demands of a contemporary man will be situated only fifteen minutes of driving away from Belgrade, but still far enough from all the crowd and noise of the capital. This multifunctional complex will be an oasis capable of providing each tenant with top comfort and quality of life. Potential buyers can choose between five different types of residential units.
The plan is to build single-family villas along the edge of the lake and the golf course. This most exclusive residential zone within the complex will comprise two-floor houses with a cellar and a swimming pool, each built on a lot spanning between 500 and 750 square meters. Construction of two-family villas in the northern part of the complex is also in the pipeline.
A patio suite complex, with four suites in a cluster, will be located on the western side of the lake. There should also be park suites - various suites and duplexes situated around a linear park, with common facilities and an educational complex on the northern side of the boulevard.
Residential blocks along the circular boulevard will include apartments spanning 80 square meters each.
A commercial and business center should be situated at the main northwest entrance to the complex.
- The plan is to build a 30,000-square-meter shopping mall and two hotels. Negotiations with large hotel chains are underway, so that both hotels will be modeled after the typical facility of the hotel group we sign an agreement with – says Vojkan Vuletic.
Aside from hotels, there should also be a spa center, congress center, country club, etc.
According to the preliminary design, a zone with sports facilities will be located along the northern edge of the complex. It should include tennis, futsal and basketball courts, indoor swimming pools, bowling and squash arenas, gyms, etc.
The biggest golf course in Serbia
Harradine Golf, one of the world's most famous golf course design companies, and its architect Peter Harradine have designed an 18-hole golf course in line with the highest professional standards.
- The future golf course should be built on an area spanning 62 hectares. It will be the first 18-hole golf course in Serbia. Since no company in our country has enough experience to build the course, we will hire one of the two companies from England that we are currently negotiating with – people at Elgolf explain to eKapija.
People at Elgolf also announce that domestic construction companies will be hired to build the complex in Becmen. They say that the complex is most likely to be finished in 5.5 years, meaning that we can expect the opening ceremony in late 2017.