Golden Opportunity

October 2021

Source: The Daily Telegraph

This is one of the north shore’s biggest retirement developments in years, writes Amanda Sheppeard

Off-the-plan selling has started for one of the north shore’s largest luxury retirement living developments in many years. Almost a decade of planning has gone into Hyegrove Willoughby, which is part of the transformation of the Willoughby Legion Ex-Services Club site, also known as Club Willoughby.

The whole project includes the development of a new club set over three levels, with a range of dining, function and event experiences in addition to community engagement opportunities and the retirement living precinct. It will be surrounded by almost 2000sqm of open space with memorial gardens.

Construction will start in March next year and is due to be completed by early 2025.

Hyegrove Willoughby will comprise 126 retirement living apartments set in a resort-style community. High-end shared facilities will include a private movie cinema, art studio, an indoor swimming pool, pilates and yoga studio plus a gym.

Residents will be able to entertain on a rooftop terrace with views stretching across the city skyline. There will also be a private dining room, lobby lounge bar and even a wine tasting room with cellar.

Hyegrove Willoughby is the first project for the new retirement division of property developers Hyecorp.

The project will include an integrated 46-suite aged care component, set up as three small homes with kitchens, dining and lounge areas.

Hyegrove managing director Stephen Abolakian, says they have been inundated with buyer interest in the
development which focuses on maximising lifestyle choices and independence.

“Our future residents are at the centre of our vision and we want to create a place where they can move to and where everything is taken care of for the rest of their lives,” he said.

Prices start at $950,000 for a one-bedroom apartment up to $3.75m for a three-bedder.