Inspiring new development
A modern boutique retirement community has been established at Woburn Masonic Village, in the heart of one of the most pleasant residential areas in Greater Wellington.
Stage 1 of Woburn Apartments was completed in February 2015 and residents are now enjoying life in their new apartments. Prices for occupation right agreements for these apartments range from $238,000 to $627,000. A handful of two bedroom apartments are still available for immediate occupation.
The residents of the 47 apartments in Stage 1 enjoy grandstand views north to the Tararuas and south to Wellington. They 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 early 2017, 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 range in size from 53 to 122 square metres, offer a superb environment for living and enjoying life. The location also means residents are within easy reach of the many recreational and social amenities that Lower Hutt offers.
Most of the apartments overlook the Hutt River and many have direct external access to a deck or small patio.The buildings are 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.
The main boundaries of the development are the Hutt River, Whites Line West and Wai-iti Crescent.
The Woburn Apartments are the most ambitious development yet for The Masonic Villages Trust and its operating companies. In all five villages – in Woburn, Palmerston North, Foxton, 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 Chris Wilson, Tel 04 978 2591 or visit the Woburn Apartments web site
Woburn is now home to Stage 1 of Woburn Apartments, a brand new boutique retirement community, offering great facilities in a great location. Residents are pictured here, relaxing in Bar West.
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, major sporting events, theatres or shopping.