Metlifecare Ltd has been granted resource consent for its 24th retirement village at 123 Stanley Rd, Glenfield.
Managing director Alan Edwards said yesterday the $40 million village would be called The Orchards, linking it back to the days of the citrus & peach orchard growers.
The company plans to build a retirement village offering 96 apartments & a 36-bed care facility. Mr Edwards said work should start on stage 1 by Christmas.
Plans include refurbishment of the heritage-listed house on the site, which Metlifecare intends to develop as a café: “The Cox House Café will be a focal point for the village, will be open to the public and will further link the community to the heritage & history of the site. In addition, community facilities will include a pool, spa, gymnasium, library, lounge, bar & dining area, hair salon, billiard room, arts & crafts room, blokes’ shed, movie theatre, vegetable plots & an outdoor barbecue area.
Also on the North Shore, Metlifecare has started stage 3 of the Poynton village in Takapuna, with 55 units to be built this year and a further 62 units planned in stage 4. The company is also planning to build 310 units & 61 care beds at a 4.4ha site in Unsworth Heights.
Attribution: Company release.