Metlifecare Hibiscus Coast, Common Area Upgrade

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Property Services

101 Red Beach Rd,
Red Beach



3 Months

Architects /
JWA Architects

Sited at Red Beach, north of the
Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Metlifecare’s
Hibiscus Coast retirement village boasts a
“country club” atmosphere. That said,
its common area was starting to look a little
dated by last year, when Haydn & Rollett was
engaged on a new fitout – although ‘fitout’
doesn’t quite capture the scale of the overhaul.
Essentially, part of the common area was
demolished and rebuilt. Behind the scenes,
services such as sprinklers, plumbing,
electrical and lighting were redone. Out
front, there were new wall finishes, including
imported wallpapers, along with fresh carpet
and vinyl, all carefully chosen to match the
existing surroundings.

Meanwhile, the bar and serving areas were
completely revamped. Haydn & Rollett’s
joiners fabricated bespoke benchtops,
including one five-metre long run of stone
with waterfall ends that makes quite a
statement. The team also created an
appealing baffle beam ceiling and built
new timber joinery.

The village numbers more than 350 elderly
residents, and that created some obvious
health and safety concerns, requiring clear
communication with residents and village
management. In the event, everyone was kept
happy, and the village can now rightly claim to
have a common area befitting a country club.