Ryman Healthcare Ltd announced plans on Friday for a new retirement village on a 4.5ha Lincoln Rd site in Henderson.
The land is part of Laidlaw College’s Henderson campus, but is surplus to the college’s needs. Laidlaw College is an evangelical theological college, formerly the Bible College of NZ.
Laidlaw College Foundation chair Graham Burt said: “Ryman is an ideal organisation to become our new neighbour. We feel very much part of the Henderson area having been here for over 50 years and we’re keen to ensure a good fit for both ourselves & the community as a whole.’’
Ryman Healthcare group development manager Andrew Mitchell said the company intended to redevelop the site as a resort-style retirement village which would be home to over 400 residents.
The village would offer independent retirement housing, a full range of aged care services including serviced apartments, and resthome, hospital & dementia care.
Ryman group sales & community relations manager Debbie McClure said the village would be named in honour of a West Auckland local and suggestions were welcome.
The village will be Ryman’s 11th in Auckland. The company is developing villages at Hobsonville, Greenlane, Lynfield & Devonport and has existing villages in St Heliers, Remuera, Howick, Pukekohe, Birkenhead & Orewa.
Attribution: Company release.