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Queensway Quay Gibraltar

Overview

Queensway Quay residential complex is set in the beautiful and luxurious Queensway Quay Marina. Developed over a number of years first by Taylor Woodrow in the 1990s and then by Marina Properties Ltd., Queensway Quay’s individual residential areas were finally completed with the development of the exclusive “Island” development on the western edge of the marina in 2010.

The individual residential areas are comprised of Cormorant Wharf at its northern end; The Sails, which runs perpendicular to the Quay itself and is lined on both sides by yacht berths; the much sought after Ragged Staff Wharf which is lined with restaurants and wine bars on the sea edge and is considered to be the oldest wharf in Gibraltar; Ordnance Wharf with apartments, penthouses and town houses, and its open air swimming pool forms the southern side of the marina, which is then framed on its western edge by The Island.

Each of these complexes is individual in character but their elegant design, in keeping with the colonial and maritime nature of Gibraltar, provides a unifying effect. All the complexes look out over the marina, and the view beyond that over the Bay of Gibraltar and towards the mountains of the southern tips of Spain is no less than magnificent, especially on summer evenings with the sunset glow of the sky reflecting on the calm waters.

Schools

The Queensway Quay residential complex sits on a main north-south thoroughfare. This location means that all local schools can readily be accessed by car. A nursery in Queensway, just a few minutes’ walk away and itself set on the edge of the delightful Commonwealth Park, serves the needs of the very youngest in the community. Meanwhile, Governor’s Meadow First School is 15 minutes’ walk away and sits next door to both Bishop Fitzgerald Middle School and Westside Girls’ Secondary School. Bayside Boys’ Comprehensive school is only 20 minutes drive from Queensway Quay and can also be reached with a short bus ride. Also for younger pupils, the Loreto Convent School is only 10 minutes drive from Queensway Quay.

The Gibraltar College provides courses for older children and also adult education courses and is a mere 5 minutes walk from Queensway Quay, while the University of Gibraltar at the iconic Europa Point can be reached by bus from a stop 10-minutes’ walk from Queensway Quay, or by a short, 10-minute drive.

Local facilities

Within Queensway Quay each community in the residential complex has facilities exclusive to that community. For example, The Sails has an indoor heated swimming pool and sun lounge exclusive to its residents and Ordnance Wharf residents benefit from an outdoor swimming pool.

Queensway Quay is just outside the city centre, with the southern end of Main Street just 10-minutes’ walk away. Main Street is the heart of the city, lined with shops and café’s, home to government offices, banks and other commerce, art galleries and theatres. At the northern end of Main Street, and just 10 minutes drive from Queensway Quay, is the historic Casemates Square, lined with cafes and shops and itself a venue for many of the year-round cultural events in Gibraltar. At one end of Casemates Square is the ICC, a commercial centre with shops and offices, and which also houses the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Primary Care Centre along with private health clinic, dentists and opticians.

Gibraltar’s heartland of commercial activity is found in the Europort and Ocean Village areas, both of these a short drive from Queensway Quay. Also in Europort is found the local hospital and Gibraltar’s largest supermarket.

For residents of the complex, Queensway Quay Marina provides restaurants and wine bars, a venue for those who enjoy fine dining.

Recreational activities

Residents of Queensway Quay are spoilt for choice in activities available to them right at their very fingertips. Marina living means full access to water sports and activities, from chartering a yacht for local sailing to jet-skiing or sea fishing. A 10-minute walk along Queensway is the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club, not only a popular association for keen sailors, but with superb social facilities including a fine restaurant and an ample outdoor swimming pool. For more active enthusiasts, there are two rowing clubs just a further 5-minute walk along the sea front.

Gibraltar is an enthusiastic sporting nation and sporting clubs abound with excellent facilities at the Victoria Sports Centre which is a 15-minute drive from Queensway Quay. There are many other sports venues throughout the Rock, from district football clubs, rugby clubs, tennis courts at Sandpits, fishing associations, gymnastic and dance clubs to name but a few. For those happy to venture a little further afield, a short drive from the frontier with Spain are found some of the best and most exclusive golf clubs in Europe.

Gibraltar boasts a plethora of clubs and associations, such as the Gibraltar Photographic Society, and Queensway Quay’s residents are perfectly placed to be able to attend any of these of their choosing because of its ideal central location, and ease of access to a main thoroughfare.

For those who enjoy the outdoors and want to make the most of the long days of sunshine in Gibraltar, the open spaces of Europa Point are a 15-minute drive away, while those of an energetic disposition will enjoy the walks up into the Rock or the historic sites, or might wish to test their nerve on the new Windsor Bridge in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Access to the cable car for easier access to the top of the Rock is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive away. Gibraltar’s popular beaches are all within easy reach, with Camp Bay a 10-minute drive to the south and the pretty Catalan Bay 15-minutes’ away to the east.

Within 10 minutes walking distance of Queensway Quay is the King’s Bastion Leisure Centre, which boasts an ice rink, bowling alley, gymnasium and arcade as well as restaurant, bars and the Leisure Cinema.

Also within a 10-minute walk are the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre and the Ince’s Hall Theatre, two popular venues for the thriving performing arts scene in Gibraltar.

While those who enjoy fine dining and night life could not want for a better venue than Queensway Quay Marina, it is only a 10 minute drive to the popular Ocean Village with its restaurants, wine bars, night club and casinos. And for those wishing to relax and enjoy a slower pace, Commonwealth Park provides a city centre sanctuary and is just a 5-minute walk to the north, while the beautiful Alameda Botanic Gardens provide a green and fragrant escape and is only a 10-minute drive away.

Travel

Queensway Quay is a 10-minute drive from Gibraltar International Airport for flights to various cities in UK including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol. There are also direct flights to Morocco. The frontier with Spain and its open roads to the rest of Europe lie just beyond the airport.

The bus services are regular and include a night bus service for those wishing to linger further afield and the Gibraltar Taxi Association also runs a 24-hour service.

Its luxurious homes, beautiful, prestigious location and the ease of access to all the city’s facilities makes Queensway Quay one of Gibraltar’s most sought after residences.

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