Metlifecare Ltd has been granted resource consent for its 14th retirement village in Auckland and fourth on the North Shore & Hibiscus Coast, Greenwich Gardens at 5 Greenwich Way, Unsworth Heights.
When completed, Greenwich Gardens will have 75 villas, 207 apartments, 28 serviced apartments for those with higher care needs, and a 61-bed care facility.
Chief executive & managing director Alan Edwards expects construction of the $140 million village to start in mid-2014. Amenities will include a bowling green, swimming pool, spa pool, gym & village café.
Mr Edwards said the Greenwich Gardens consent meant Metlifecare had more than 85% of its 1000 unit & bed development pipeline resource-consented.
The company’s other villages on the Shore & Hibiscus Coast are The Poynton in Takapuna, Hibiscus Coast Village in Red Beach and The Orchards in Glenfield, which has also recently received resource consent.
“The North Shore has a significant number of people aged over 65 years and Metlifecare is providing a number of different retirement lifestyle options for these people across the North Shore. This new village will provide the Unsworth Heights & surrounding communities with a desirable & high quality retirement living option in their area.”
Metlifecare owns & operates 23 retirement villages around the North Island.
Attribution: Company release.