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12 April 2013
Opening of Bethlehem Shores
Bethlehem Shores, which is expected to cost about $140 million, is being spearheaded by Fraser Sanderson of Sanderson Group. It will span about 17 hectares from 125-141 Bethlehem Road. It will be built on arguably the best and last residential block of land available in the Bethlehem area. Residents will get to enjoy panoramic views of the harbour, Mauao (Mount) and up the coast to Omokoroa.
Bethlehem County Club manager Simon Duncan says it is likely to include about 135 stand-alone homes, plus 45 apartments. It is proposed to include a luxurious clubhouse, complete with dining and lounging areas, a bar and snooker room, movie theatre plus many other facilities. A separate Health Spa with an indoor heated lap pool, and with massage, hairdressing and therapy facilities is also planned. Croquet and putting greens will be amongst the outdoor recreation opportunities planned on site.
Mr Duncan, Village Manager, says work will begin in the middle of this year and it is expected that the first homes will be available at year’s end. He anticipates it will be built in four parts over five years. “The majority of homes will likely cost between $500,000 and $800,000. Interest can be expressed immediately to our Sales Manager at Bethlehem Country Club, as completion dates are scheduled for late this year,” he says.
The village will include many picturesque walkways, and will link up to estuary walks.
“The village design emphasis is very much on life-style with modern housing, a northern living aspect, spacious green areas and views. It will be a village where you live in a positive and vibrant community environment” he says.
News of the planned development was announced at the Bethlehem Country Club Christmas function in December last year.
Sanderson Group is well experienced in developing high quality retirement facilities. Prime examples are: Omokoroa Country Estate, Bayswater, The Avenues, Cascades in Hamilton, Bethlehem Country Club and an aged care facility – Bethlehem Views.Associated with this development, Sanderson Group also has plans to build a high quality modern 120 bed hospital care facility and serviced apartments, located within 400 meters of Bethlehem Country Club, on the corner of Carmichael Road and Bethlehem Road. It will form the gateway to Bethlehem Country Club. This build is expected to commence sometime in 2015.
12 April 2013
New aged care facility planned in Bethlehem
Sanderson Group has plans to build a high quality modern 120 bed hospital care facility and serviced apartments, located within 400 meters of Bethlehem Country Club, on the corner of Carmichael Road and Bethlehem Road. It will form the gateway to Bethlehem Country Club. This build is expected to commence sometime in 2015.
12 April 2013
Opening of new extension at Cascades
The brand new extension adds a further 37 beds to the facility, bringing the total beds to 74, and Cascades will now be accepting hospital level residents. The extension also includes five new 2 bedroom apartments, where residents can live independently or receive the level of care that suits their individual needs from the comfort of their home. This brings the total number of apartments at Cascades to 37.
12 April 2013
New dementia unit and more hospital beds to open at Bethlehem Views
Construction has begun on a $6 million extension to Sanderson Group’s aged care facility Bethlehem Views in Tauranga. The extension will include a 20 bed dementia unit and 16 more hospital beds, bringing the number of beds at Bethlehem Views to 84. The new extension is expected to open by mid December 2013.
Bethlehem Views General Manager, Diane Rodger, says “The new extension brings another level of care available to residents, enabling our residents to continue living at Bethlehem Views as their needs change.”
Now is your opportunity to express your interest and secure your room.
12 April 2013
Appointment of General Manager
Gary’s role at Sanderson Group involves translating our strategy into reality and nurturing innovation to keep Sanderson Group at the forefront of luxury retirement living. He will be directing and leading employees to ensure we achieve our financial targets, while fostering our family culture. In the short term, Gary will be working alongside Fraser Sanderson.
11 June 2012
Appointment - Project Manager
We welcome Glenn to the team as he brings to the Sanderson Group invaluable experience in project management.
11 October 2010
Appointment of General Manager – Care Services
Diane’s role at Sanderson Group involves promoting our serviced apartments and rest homes in the community, ensuring our care facilities are safe, effective and efficient, and appropriate to the needs of our residents and ensuring our high standards of care and service are provided to our residents. Diane is also responsible for the group’s audits.
Diane will be based at The Cascades Retirement Resort in Hamilton and will travel to Tauranga as the role requires.
11 October 2010
New facility to open in Tauranga
Construction has begun on a $5 million Sanderson Group Limited aged care facility Bethlehem, Tauranga. The former Norfolk Southern Cross Hospital, located on Cambridge Road, will be renovated and expanded to offer extensive rest home and hospital care. The new facility is expected to open by mid-January next year.
Sanderson Group has obtained a contract with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board for 51 government funded beds. Resource consent for the project has been lodged with Tauranga City Council.
Owner Fraser Sanderson, who has three other award winning aged care developments in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions housing over 400 people, has been assessing the local market for some time, and is confident that there is a need in Tauranga for rest home and hospital level care, and that the right time is now.
"The existing facility and its location, combined with the ageing demographic of Tauranga and the expertise and experience of Sanderson Group, provide a unique and excellent care facility opportunity," he says.
"This facility is a logical addition to our existing developments. We will be able to offer our residents the full stages of care - from independent living right through to hospital care, which will give our residents a stress free graduation if more intense care if required," said Mr Sanderson.
The former hospital will be refurbished and extended in two stages, the first is expected to open by February 2011, and the second stage by May 2011. During the refurbishment stage, the company will employ approximately 30 people on site. "The proposed conversion will be very efficient and is the most logical upgrade for the existing building," said Mr Sanderson.
“The existing premise is well suited for rest home care. The facility does need work done to bring it in line with Ministry of Health standards, but it certainly has the potential," says Mr Sanderson.
The 6,000 m2 site will house 50 oversized individual rooms, most of which will have their own private ensuite, telephone, flat screen television, access to outside courtyards, and nurse call system bells. Double rooms will also be available on request for married couples. The rest home will feature elegant dining and lounge facilities with a library, outdoor courtyards and seating areas, and a hairdressers salon.
The site is directly adjacent to Bell Common reserve, close to the Cambridge Road shops, has a bus stop immediately outside the rest home, and is easily accessible from the motorway.
The catchment will be the Tauranga West area including Cambridge Heights, Bethlehem, and Bellevue. The wider catchment area will include nearby suburbs such as Te Puna, Miden, Omokoroa and beyond. At present there are a low number of rest home facilities within this zone.
Daryl Scott, managing director of the proposed rest home said, "From research conducted, there are a low number of facilities within the immediate catchment area, and it is expected that this area will experience rapid population growth rates".
On completion, the rest home will employ approximately 50 staff. "Sanderson Group is committed to providing high quality, professional care and employing qualified and compassionate staff," said Mr Sanderson.
The rest home already has one potential resident, Elsie Mills, who has been with Sanderson Group in its other villages for the past 20 years. The 96 year old is looking forward to being the first resident in yet another one of Sanderson Groups developments.