Metlifecare Ltd has begun construction of the final 58-apartment stage of its $130 million Poynton retirement village in Takapuna.
Chief executive Alan Edwards said yesterday the units would range from 1-3 bedrooms and would follow similar design cues to the existing buildings, with some top-floor apartments offering views over to Rangitoto, towards Lake Pupuke or back towards Glenfield & the Waitakere Ranges.
On completion in June 2015, The Poynton will have 257 apartments, a heated indoor swimming pool, bowling green, croquet lawn, restaurant & café, a wellness centre, snooker room, large activities room, arts & crafts room and a blokes’ shed.
“Stage 1 & 2 independent apartments are close to 100% occupied, with significant interest in stage 3, which is due to be completed next month. Construction firm Haydn & Rollett has been appointed to continue its involvement and complete the final stage.”
Metlifecare has lifted its build rate target to 200+ units/year from the 2015 financial year. Also on the North Shore, it’s begun earthworks for its $160 million Greenwich Gardens village in Unsworth Heights started construction of The Orchards village in Glenfield.
The company operates 23 retirement villages, all in the North Island.
Attribution: Company release.