Sharechat Logo

Summerset acquires land for second Hamilton village

Monday 15th February 2016

Text too small?

Summerset Group plans to build a second retirement village in Hamilton after buying a 6.3 hectare site north of the city. 

The Wellington-based company intends to build a 270-home village on the Rototuna site, adding to its 220 home operation in Hamilton. Summerset estimates Hamilton's over-75 population will more than double by 2033, but has limited retirement living options at the moment. No price was disclosed for the purchase. 

"We took a good look at the demographics for the region, in particular that growth for the population over 75 years will increase markedly in the near future," chief executive Julian Cook said in a statement. "We also identified that there are limited quality retirement living options currently available in this area of Hamilton."

Summerset has been acquiring land and accelerating its construction rate as the 'baby boomer' generation enters retirement age, with expansion plans underway in Auckland and Christchurch. 

The shares last traded at $3.85, and have declined 5.6 percent so far this year.

BusinessDesk.co.nz



  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

Tourism Holdings shares fall to 6-week low as US margins shrink
Venture capitalists split on govt picking winners
21st October 2019 Morning Report
Kiwi dollar steady as markets await Brexit developments
Domestic AGMs, multi-national earnings to provide economic insights
MARKET CLOSE: Blue-chip stocks Meridian, A2 lead market lower
MARKET CLOSE: Blue-chip stocks Meridian, A2 lead market lower
NZ dollar rises on Brexit hopes, rate cut reassessment
Three not failing, just needs a new owner - MediaWorks CEO
Major investors back new CBL class action targeting directors

IRG See IRG research reports