Ryman Announces its Arrival into Tauranga
22 June 2010
Listed resthome and retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare today announced that their 24th retirement village will be in Tauranga.
“We are delighted to have secured such a stunning site, and to be able to offer the people of Tauranga a first class choice in their retirement” Ryman managing director Simon Challies said today.
The elevated 7.1 hectare site for the village is on Carmichael Road, close to the Bethlehem Town Centre. The village will feature panoramic views of the Mount, the harbour and across the neighbouring reserves. On completion the village will be home to over 450 residents, and employ more than 150 staff.
“We are very pleased to be making a $100 million plus investment for the older people of Tauranga, and to be able to give a boost to the local economy.”
Ryman plans to develop a retirement village - offering townhouses, apartments, a village centre, as well as a resthome, with hospital and dementia care facilities.
"It’s very reassuring for our residents to know that we can care for them when the need arises.”
The village centre will feature a range of resort style facilities - indoor heated swimming pool and spa, all weather bowling green, movie theatre, hair and beauty salons, library, gym and a grand internal atrium.
“We identified that Tauranga was not only one of NZ’s fastest growing cities, but was also home to one of NZ’s fastest growing elderly populations,” said Mr Challies. “And there is a need for investment in new resthome facilities sooner rather than later. “
The company currently operates 21 villages nationwide, offering a combination of both retirement living and resthome care. The villages are all designed, built and operated by Ryman.
Ryman recently opened villages in Whangarei and Orewa, and plans to open new villages in Gisborne, Dunedin, Christchurch and now Tauranga.
Ryman is a six times winner of Best Retirement Village in New Zealand, serves over 5,000 New Zealanders and employs over 2,500 staff.