Building the heart of a village
Gulf Rise café, artist impression
Community centres are the beating heart of retirement villages, where residents gather, socialise and connect. Construction is now underway on exciting new community centres at both Gulf Rise and Edgewater.
Excitement at Edgewater
There is “massive excitement” about the new community centre at Edgewater, due to open in October 2021, according to village manager Kaileigh Rhodes. One of Metlifecare’s smallest and longest-standing villages, Edgewater has a huge sense of community, and the new facilities building will be the heart of the village, she said.
The building will feature three sheltered courtyards, a pool, gym, spa, hair salon and wellness area, and will include a library, games room, cinema and lounge bar and café.
“The architects, Peddle Thorp, have done a wonderful job of designing a modern contemporary building, with a care home, amenity spaces and independent living apartments all on-site,” said senior development manager Dylan Pell. “We’re looking forward to seeing Edgewater residents enjoying these fantastic new spaces.”
Gulf Rise amenities will encourage community
Work on the new community centre at Gulf Rise has just commenced and the new facilities will “truly bring Gulf Rise to life,” said Metlifecare development sales manager, David Martin.
Designed by Ignite architects and scheduled for completion in early 2022, the building will include a heated swimming pool and spa, gymnasium, state-of-the-art wellness centre and a bistro-style café that’s open to the public. There will also be a bar, lounges, a library, creative hub, multi-use activities spaces and a hairdressing salon. Covered outdoor terraces, tranquil reflection ponds and spectacular landscaping will complete the offerings.
“The new centre will provide shared spaces for residents to congregate and bump into friends, encouraging a wonderful sense of community,” said David.