Woburn boasts beautiful gardens and a great location. It will also soon be home to a brand new apartment development, offering modern facilities and wonderful views. Pictured here is an artist's concept drawing of the entrance.
Woburn is a wonderful location!
The Hutt Valley is the gateway to the rivers, hills and mountains of the southern North Island.
Hutt City is the second largest city in the Wellington region, and is made up of the Lower Hutt suburbs, Woburn, the CBD, Petone and Eastbourne. It stretches down the eastern shores of the harbour to the wilderness of Wainuiomata's Rimutaka Forest Park and Pencarrow Head.
The range of harbour, river, plains and mountain landscapes gives the Hutt City a unique appeal. It is home to great art, good shopping, accessible outdoor recreation and other attractions.
Woburn Masonic Village, set in the leafy Lower Hutt suburb of Woburn, is close to the Westfield Queensgate shopping centre, the hub of retail activity for the valley.
Also on the doorstep is the Hutt Library, Huia Pool, Little Theatre, Dowse Art Museum and the Hutt Rec Sports Ground. Hutt Hospital and a number of independent medical centres are also nearby.
The Wellington CBD is only 20 minutes drive away to provide further choices – be they concerts, theatres or shopping.
Woburn Masonic Village
Inspiring new development underway
A major building programme is now underway to create a modern retirement complex at Woburn Masonic Village, in the heart of one of the most pleasant residential areas in Wellington. The Woburn Apartments are designed to meet the needs of a new generation of retirees who expect to lead comfortable active lifestyles in their retirement.
Some existing units have been removed to make room for the development and considerable effort has gone into making sure existing residents who need to move have somewhere to go.
By the end of 2014, the residents of the 47 apartments in the first stage of the development will be enjoying grandstand views of the Hutt River, north to the Tararuas and south to Wellington. They will have access to two conservatories, a small library, a 'men’s shed', and a bar and lounge looking over the Hutt River.
When the 39 apartments in the second stage are completed in 2016, the full range of village amenities will be available. A spacious entrance lobby will lead to reception, a hairdressing and beauty salon, café and dining area, snooker room and an indoor bowls and games area.
On the first floor, serviced by lift and stairs, there will be a library, an IT and office suite, arts and craft room, theatre for movies and live entertainment, exercise room, gym, spa and sauna, and a large lounge and bar opening out on to a deck.
The one to three bedroom apartments, which will range in size from 53 to 122 square metres, will offer a superb environment for living and enjoying life. The location also means residents will be within easy reach of the many recreational and social amenities that Lower Hutt offers.
Most of the apartments will overlook the Hutt River and many will have direct external access to a deck or small patio.The building itself will be constructed in reinforced concrete and timber, with natural wood being used to add character to communal areas.
The impressive entrance lobby will feature a two storey height window bringing natural light into the foyer, with many of the internal 'streets' also featuring skylights for natural lighting and to provide a sense of spaciousness.
Prices for occupation right agreements for the Stage 1 apartments range from $238,000 to $627,000. The apartment showroom is open for inspection by appointment and expressions of interest from potential purchasers are welcomed.
The main boundaries of the development are the Hutt River, Whites Line West and Wai-iti Crescent. Construction of stage one is now underway.
The Woburn Apartments are the most ambitious development yet for The Masonic Villages Trust and its operating companies. In all three villages – in Woburn, Levin and Masterton – it is actively building and upgrading its retirement offerings. Its largest previous development was the Glenwood Masonic Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility built in Masterton in 2010.
The existing Woburn Masonic rest home and hospital – with its 34 continuing care hospital rooms and 23 rest home rooms – will continue to operate during and after the build of the apartments. This will enable apartment residents to access care services whenever they are needed.
To find out more, contact Alan Atack, Tel 04 586 9758 or 027 226 7025 or visit the Woburn Apartments web site