Summerset has been granted resource consent to build its next retirement village in Prebbleton, Canterbury.

The $170 million village will be built on a 9-ha site in the centre of Prebbleton on Springs Road. It is located just 600m from the newly developing shopping area which includes a supermarket,
pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, and café. The village will offer over 290 independent homes including a mix of two-and-three-bedroom villas and cottages, as well as a full continuum of care including serviced apartments and care rooms. The new village will also include a state-of-the-art memory care centre for residents with dementia.

Summerset General Manager Development, Aaron Smail, said that Summerset is delighted to be developing its fourth retirement village in Canterbury.

“This will be a popular village in the fast-growing town of Prebbleton, and close to Christchurch,” he said.

“This particular village will have a number of sustainability features including the use of landscaped rain gardens as a very attractive and effective stormwater solution. We are pleased
many of the existing tall trees along the Springs Road boundary are also being retained in our design for what is set to be a beautiful village in the heart of Prebbleton.

“The 20-apartment memory care centre includes facilities specifically designed for people living with dementia, including large communal areas and an outdoor courtyard for freedom of
movement and independence. These centres provide residents with the dignity and respect of having their own home within a secure centre, which is purpose-built for their needs,” said Smail.

Demolition of a disused factory building is set to start late March 2021, earthworks will begin in April and construction will start in January 2022.

“We expect homes at our Prebbleton village to be in strong demand, after the popularity of our other retirement villages in the Canterbury area."

The Prebbleton village will have a village centre with recreational amenities including an indoor swimming pool, café, lounges, library, exercise room, hobbies room and residents’ bar. The
village will also have communal vegetable gardens, a residents’ workshop, BBQ facilities, and an all-weather bowling green.

Summerset is also developing land in Rangiora for a fifth Canterbury retirement village.