A 150-year-old heritage home will form the centrepiece of a $70 million ‘vertical village’ retirement living project to be built alongside Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.
The Village retirement living group has launched its new project at Manly, in Brisbane’s coastal eastern suburbs.
Construction of the project’s first 46 apartments will begin in September 2021. Two-bedroom apartments start from $490,000, with three-bedroom apartments starting from $630,000.
The Village Manly is being developed in partnership with Anglicare Southern Queensland, adjacent to Anglicare’s existing residential aged care facility, the EM Tooth Memorial Home.
The new independent living retirement units will be framed around the heritage listed Lota House, which forms part of the aged care facility.
Lota House, a substantial two-storeyed rendered brick residence, was first constructed in 1865-66 for Irish born Queensland early settler and politician, William Duckett White and his wife, Jane. It's the oldest surviving residence in the Manly area.
“The Village Manly will deliver an unprecedented level of luxury for retirees seeking to downsize in the area they love,” says The Village Retirement Group Managing Director, Justin Harrison.
“We are extremely pleased with the level of enquiry we have already received, but it isn’t really surprising given that we know there is a huge demand in the Manly area for the high-quality villages and thriving independent communities that we create.
We are providing a low maintenance and hassle-free lifestyle for retirees without them having to compromise on style, location or standard of living.”
Apartments in the project’s first stage will be located in two four-storey buildings, each containing 23 dwellings.
Executive Director of Anglicare Southern Queensland, Karen Crouch said the Manly project represented the second venture between Anglicare and The Village Retirement Group.
The Village Manly is the first medium rise retirement development in the local area.
Stage 2 of the project will incorporate communal facilities for residents, including a café/restaurant, library, arts & craft room, communal alfresco BBQ area, bowls green, state of the art senior’s gym, yoga/dance area, deluxe cinema, heated pool, beauty & hair salon, medical & allied health suite, club lounge and billiards room.