The Poynton is a premium retirement village with independent living apartments, serviced apartments and care suites
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Created by Metlifecare, with construction and project management by Haydn & Rollett, The Poynton is a high-end retirement village with myriad facilities
Featuring outstanding facilities, upmarket apartments and unrivalled comfort, security and peace of mind, The Poynton retirement village offers golden years to aspire to. The carefully considered design ensures residents get the most out of life.
Conceiving the high-end lifestyle village on a greenfield site provided the ideal opportunity to create a cohesive, resident-focused environment. The village has about 240 independent living apartments, 15 serviced apartments and five care suites.
Facilities include a swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, billiards, arts, library, lounges, bar and café, all with the qualities expected of a five-star facility.
The project has just recently reached fruition after 7.5 years of staged construction. Architects Steven Hill and Shaun Thompson were involved from early on in the piece while Haydn & Rollett undertook the multi-faceted construction.
The design is a series of eight buildings wrapping around a central landscaped courtyard – a dynamic green oasis that forms the heart of the village. A colonnade surrounds most of the square, linking the buildings and creating a sheltered linking space.
Precast concrete walls and a modular design system were developed to maximise cost benefits while maintenance costs were reduced by the use of natural products and long life materials.
Haydn & Rollett's role went beyond construction. The company also undertook the project management and some design aspects of the complex, which was up to seven levels high over a full-site basement carpark. The site covers an area of 1.8ha.
The elegant forward-looking development is driven by Metlifecare, a well-regarded provider with retirement villages located throughout the country.
Metlifecare project manager for The Poynton Jase Bartram says Metlifecare has been ‘over the moon' about the services provided by Haydn & Rollett.
"The company worked closely with us and the architects throughout – providing a seamless product at a competitive price. The final word goes to our residents, though. The Poynton is well loved."
First published date: 04 February 2016