An existing 1980s-era retirement village north of Perth will be given a new "lease on life" thanks to a $7 million refurbishment by not-for-profit provider Bethanie. 

The extensive upgrade officially began in November 2019 and will see a full internal and external refurbishment of the existing 35 apartments, plus the addition of a communal building to enhance community spirit and a new passenger lift. 

The project’s display apartment will open on 8 June.

As part of the project, a total of 11 existing residents will enjoy a fresh new home and 24 of the refurbished apartments will be available for sale.

Bethanie Chief Executive Officer Chris How said: “It is an opportune time for people to downsize and move into this vibrant village.”

The project offers one, two and three bedroom modern apartments, which are split over two levels providing the option of a porch or balcony. 

Central to the modern apartments will be a new community hub comprising a resident lounge, activity room, BBQ areas and mature landscaped gardens designed for activity and entertaining.

Vegetable garden and courtyard area of Bethanie Warwick project

The project is located in Warwick, 16km north of Perth, surrounding by reserves, parks, transport and shopping.

“We have given Bethanie Warwick a new lease on life and without a doubt extended the longevity of the site,” Mr How said. “The village will be more vibrant with more emphasis on creating communal spaces to encourage positive social interaction.”

The apartments, built by Tallwood Constructions, will start from $255,000 and are expected to be complete mid-October 2020.