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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2018

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42 Wednesday August 22 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Boutique retirement village almost complete Construction on the first stage of the Boulevard Village in Rolleston is nearing completion, with villas expected to be ready for occupancy by next month. The only one of its kind in Rolleston, Boulevard Village is owned and operated by Dean and Karen Harris, who have over 30 years’ industry experience and are known for providing exceptional service in village, rest home and hospital-level care. Grant England owner of GE Construction, which is building the village, is a shareholder, along with Trish and Tony Palmer, who have many years’ experience owning and running a hospital and rest home. Karen says they are all thrilled with the way the village is taking shape. “It has been a long journey, and as the first stage nears completion it is becoming very exciting. The outside areas will be stunning. Sean from Design2 has done a great job with the landscape plan allowing plenty of outdoor areas around the villas. This is not seen in many villages so is a great asset. Grant has made the build process easy and has been very adaptable with residents’ individual requests,” Karen says. “We are always open to suggestions where we can adapt, and this is something that only a smaller village can do. Grant believes there is an enormous need for a village of this kind in Rolleston. Since starting work, his team continues to get people stopping to ask how they can secure a villa, which is really great. I’ll be ensuring the build is to a very high standard so the village is future-proofed going forward, while the different villa designs provide a point of difference,” Grant says. People viewing Boulevard Village recently were impressed that there were footpaths for people to walk on and villas not looking identical, Karen says. “They were also very impressed that we provide all drapes, heat pump, microwave, fridge, electric fire, television and washing machine and dryer. I think residents should be able to just move in and have everything ready to go. Having to sort out heating and drapes, putting up televisions, trying to fit existing fridges, washing machines and dryers, is not the pressure you want when moving.” Each villa will have its own iPad to keep up to date with what is happening in the village. It will also control the security system for the villa, call alarm and gate access. Garden and external maintenance like window cleaning, lawn mowing and gardening will all be taken care of, along with rates and insurance payments ensuring a relaxed enjoyable life, Karen says. The Boulevard will have 54 two-bedroom villas and five three-bedroom villas, 40 one and two-bedroom apartments, 20 care suites, and 58 hospital rest home and dementia beds, and a large community lodge with dining and lounge areas, meeting/small function room, bar and café, beautician/ therapy clinic, gym, library, computer nook and outdoor sheltered courtyard. There will also be a men’s shed, raised planter beds, a small putting green, a swim spa and a barbeque area around the lodge. The Boulevard is located at 200 Dunns Crossing Road and is surrounded by quality homes. The village is a five-minute drive from Rolleston’s shopping centre and handy to Faringdon’s South Point. Check out the website for opening hours for the site office and show villa. The Boulevard village will have: • 54 two-bedroom villas • Five three-bedroom villas • 40 single bedroom apartments • 40 two-bedroom apartments • 20 care suites • 58 hospital rest home and dementia beds and much more! LiMiTed viLLaS In OUr neXT TWO STageS Our three bedroom villas have been in great demand and only one not under contract. In response to that we are now making OUR SHoW THree BedrooM viLLa avaiLaBLe. This will be open for viewing at the weekend and while the landscaping is being completed it will be by appointment through the week. “We have recently had a TWo BedrooM viLLa, which was under contract, become available and I know that will not be that way for long” says Karen. It is in a prime spot with extensive gardens and full sunshine. I will be in the site office through the week now and happy to talk to you about what will be available in the next stages which will be six two bedroom and two three bedroom villas. A pleasure to be working alongside Karen & Dean of The Boulevard Retirement Village D E S I G N S Q U A R E D Aotea ElEctric • rESiDENtiAl ElEctricAl • HOME AUtOMAtiON & cONtrOl L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E C T S www.design2.co.nz 0274 511 486 RESIDENTIAL LIFESTYLE RETIREMENT COMMERCIAL • MAtV & StrUctUrED cABliNG • Air cONDitiONiNG • SEcUritY • rENEWABlE ENErGY SOlUtiONS Ph (03) 365 9712 www.aoteaelectric.co.nz ELECTRIC • COMMUNICATIONS • SECURITY • AUTOMATION

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 22 2018 43 Well-planned village offers many benefits Recognising there is a lot of talk about retirement villages in comparison with housing designed for the over-60s, Karen Harris, owner/operator of Boulevard Village in Rolleston says she believes there are places to meet everyone’s needs and financial positions in Rolleston. “Choice is so important,” she says. “We are attracting people who are looking for something different from the norm and they recognise the longterm benefits of a boutique village like ours. “However, as my heart is fully in this industry I would support any person to make the right decision for them, which means I will not downplay or promote one village over another. It comes down to choice and lifestyle options. One model does not suit all. “The Boulevard, like most retirement villages, is regulated by the Retirement Villages Act and coming into a village like ours means you will always have your villa, other buildings and grounds maintained to a high standard, which will attract people for years to come. This is not your responsibility to organise and it is covered under the conditions of the Occupation Right Agreement. “We believe that being a boutique village we are appealing to people who appreciate quality and will enjoy living in a village that has been well planned to meet needs now and in the future. Having that full continuum of care is very important. “We have also found that many people are delighted The Boulevard will allow them to live closer to their family in a safe, secure and worryfree environment, while having the opportunity to socialise, make friends and enjoy outings and social events,” Karen says. Interest in the village remains strong, and there is not a weekend where she does not have people coming through to discuss their options, Karen says. Recently, the Boulveard held an information afternoon where a lawyer and statutory supervisor were available to explain the legal aspect of coming into a village. “There are a lot of misconceptions out there and this allowed interested people to hear the facts and the benefits of living in a retirement village. It is all very transparent and offers a lot of advantages over unregulated villages,” Karen says. The next seminar, which will be on Enduring Power of Attorney, will be held in October, with the date and time to be posted on the website, www.boulevardvillage.co.nz. All are welcome. The Boulevard is located at 200 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston. Live closer to your family in a safe, secure and worry-free environment, while having the opportunity to socialise, make friends and enjoy outings and social events. BouLevard viLLage garden plan choose an outdoor environment which appeals to you If you want the best of both worlds then the Boulevard Village will suit you well. Landscaping will allow for your own space surrounded by extensive lawn and garden areas adding that extra living space and privacy. The street frontage adds further green areas with planted mounds to add to the garden like entrance. “We wanted to look like any other subdivision and not a village within enclosed fences. We can still provide security with gates which can be locked at night and security cameras placed strategically around the village, as feeling safe and secure ticked a lot of the box’s with residents coming into the village” We have planned different themes around the village to allow you to choose the outdoor environment which appeals to you. Sun is foremost and there will be different meeting areas around the village connected by foot paths, sitting areas and communal letter boxes. Proud to be awarded main contractor of the Boulevard Retirement Village Proud to supply Boulevard Village Manufacturers of • Timber Windows & Doors • Wall Units • Vanities • Stairs • Kitchens • Shop Fitting P. 388 8111 | E. joinery@xtra.co.nz | www.batesjoinery.co.nz Light Commercial • Architectural Homes New Home Builds • Renovations EQR Repairs • Bars & Restaurants Extensions • Decks Contact Us Today geconstruction@xtra.co.nz www.geconstruction.co.nz