Thursday 5th September 2013
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Metlifecare confirmed that it has been granted resource consent for the development of its 24th retirement village at 123 Stanley Road, Glenfield, Auckland. In keeping with the heritage of this site, the village will be called “The Orchards” linking it back to the days of the citrus and peach orchard growers.
The company plans to build a retirement village offering 96 apartments and a 36-bed care facility. Stage One is expected to commence prior to the end of calendar year 2013. This $40 million project, upon completion, is likely to provide jobs for at least 40 people.
Plans include the 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 and history of the site. In addition, community facilities will include a pool, spa, gymnasium, library, lounge, bar and dining area, hair salon, billiard room, arts and crafts room, blokes shed, movie theatre, vegetable plots and an outdoor BBQ area.
“The local community’s response to this village has been overwhelmingly positive”, said Metlifecare’s Managing Director, Mr Alan Edwards.
“Glenfield has a significant population of people older than 65, with limited retirement living choices available within the area. The Orchards retirement village will provide them with desirable and high-quality retirement living and care options in their community.”
Metlifecare is one of New Zealand’s leading retirement village and aged care providers and currently owns and operates 23 retirement villages in prime locations throughout the North Island.
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