WAITAKERE GARDENS RETIREMENT
This retirement village was developed by Peter Bourke through his involvement in Vision Senior Living, and has become the largest and pre-eminent senior community in West Auckland. The concept and architectural design was the brainchild of Pete Eising, Director of Pacific Environments. It was at this village that centrally located, apartment style, medium rise housing was introduced to retirement villages in New Zealand. The result has been an outstanding success.
With 324 residential units, spectacular common facilities and over 500 residents, it is a model for creating a successful community. It has received numerous awards including category winner in Property Council NZ awards, and category winner in the BNZ Best Business Awards.
Waitakere Gardens has had a major influence in the development of Henderson and Waitakere City. It has been a catalyst development in the rejuvenation of Henderson as a regional centre. When it first entered the market, Henderson real estate was considered at the bottom of the value scale for Auckland. Despite this, Waitakere Gardens introduced a quality product into the market that exceeded all buyers expectations and contributed to lifting property values in this area. It has become the centre for senior citizens in West Auckland.
Being less than a kilometre from the subject site, Waitakere Gardens provides an exemplar for the rejuvenation of 21-33 Henderson Valley Road and its surrounding area