Metlifecare granted resource consent for Pohutukawa Landing In Beachlands
Metlifecare has been granted its first major resource consent for its retirement village development in the fast-growing coastal community of Beachlands/Maraetai, in Auckland’s south-east.
The resource consent will allow the company to move forward with the construction of 64 villas, an internal roading network and temporary common amenities including a bowling green and associated landscaping areas that will allow Pohutukawa Landing to begin operations as a retirement village.
Metlifecare CEO Glen Sowry says he is pleased to get development underway and aims to deliver the first 32 villas before the end of 2021, meeting the needs of an area that is not currently served with retirement living options.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Metlifecare and the locals of the Beachlands, Maraetai and the Whitford area. With the closest existing villages nearly 20km away, we are very pleased to be the first retirement village provider here.”
“The village will have a relaxed coastal feel, providing a mix of single-level villas for those who want to live more independently, as well as apartments and a fabulous community facility,” says Glen.
Metlifecare plans to invest around $180 million (including care and common costs) developing the site, that will feature a similar open-plan approach as Metlifecare’s rapidly selling, Gulf Rise Village in Red Beach, and will also provide a selection of vibrant social spaces among private, secluded areas and trails for walking and cycling.
The delivery of the first stage of the village will see Metlifecare investing around $22 million into the construction of the first 32 villas. Earthworks and roading are already well underway and construction on the villas are expected to start early 2020.