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September 09, 2021

After visiting many different over 50s communities, Brisbane couple Paul and Catherine Hemmings couldn’t go past B by Halcyon as the setting for their next chapter.

The pair, who live in leafy Burbank, are excited to swap their acreage home for one of the community’s coveted homes in the Rainforest Series, which are built on larger blocks and back directly onto 100-year-old Buderim forest.

“We looked at quite a few communities, and we were very impressed with Halcyon in relation to a range of things,” Paul said.

He said these included design, masterplanning, facilities and environmental considerations which made the Buderim community the standout choice.With around 4000 solar panels set to be installed, B by Halcyon’s carbon emissions from the community are predicted to be reduced by more than 1000 tonnes per annum.

“I think anything that we can do now to enhance the green aspects of these developments is a benefi t to everybody,” Paul said.

Set to have around 325 homes on completion, B by Halcyon features five-star health and wellness facilities including a 25m covered and heated magnesium salt pool with spa, outdoor resort pool, gymnasium and circuit room, yoga lawn, massage and therapy treatment rooms and beauty salon.

As an artist, Paul was looking forward to using the facilities in the community’s yet to be completed Creative Arts Precinct, an area featuring arts and craft studios, pottery workshop with kiln as well as an open courtyard to hold exhibitions and displays.

“I am looking forward to the creation of the art space to be able to share ideas and inspiration from artists who are beginners to professionals,” Paul said.

“Contemporary art allows for the artists in everyone to be bought to the surface and people are often surprised by the great pieces they can create.”