Metlifecare converts farmhouse

CATHERINE HARRIS
Last updated 14:47 20/12/2013

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Retirement village operator, Metlifecare is converting a historic farmhouse into a cafe as part of its new Auckland village, The Orchards.

Construction on the village in Glenfield will begin next month and offer 96 apartments and a 36-bed care facility for 150 residents, the company said.

The first stage will include a community centre and the conversion of the well-known Cox Farm homestead into a cafe which will be open to the public.

It will be Metlifecare's 24th village as the listed company lifts its building target to more than 200 units a year from 2015.

Chief executive Alan Edwards said Glenfield had a large and increasing older population, with limited retirement living choices available in the area.

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