The Waimakariri District Council has officially granted land use consent to Lime Living Limited, to establish and operate a new retirement village, The Sterling in the Silverstream Subdivision, Kaiapoi.
Commissioner Darryl Millar, who was appointed by the Waimakariri District Council, granted consent on the 8th of January 2021.
The Sterling is a new later living environment in an open village setting, connected to the wider community with fluid boundaries. Lime Living Limited is the parent company responsible for managing the delivery of this project.
Lime Living Limited was established by Alan Edwards, Fred Rahme and Jack Lin, who have backgrounds in aged care, urban planning and residential development. Their combined expertise and international networks position The Sterling at the forefront of aged care in Canterbury.
“We are not just creating a retirement village. Through our architectural detailing and bespoke design, we will create a five-star village that raises the bar on aged care in New Zealand.” – Fred Rahme | Lime Living Director
Supported by international research and world-class design, The Sterling will provide a new experience in retirement. When complete, the village, spread over seven hectares, will offer 81 independent living villas, 267 apartments, 48 residential care beds and 36 memory care beds.
“Our very first principle is to create a village that is connected to a wider community, that is safe and secure and where residents always have a voice, a village where we would be happy for our mums to live.” – Jack Lin | Lime Living Director
Collaborating with internationally renowned architecture firm Marchese Partners means The Sterling will push the boundaries in terms of quality and design. Marchese Partners has more than 15 years of experience creating award-winning, landmark aged care facilities throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.
The Sterling promotes community, connection and choice. This emphasis will ensure every resident lives as independently as they choose, selecting services and care when needed, but always being independent in making those decisions for themselves.
“We say ‘your life, your choice’, and we give meaning to that by ensuring every resident is central to the decision-making about what care is required and when it is required.” – Alan Edwards | The Sterling Chairman & Executive Director
The Sterling is set to be built in seven stages. The first stage will incorporate 18 villas, a temporary community centre along with the main reserve and green spaces. The existing Silverstream amenities such as café, hairdresser and medical centre are all just a short walk away.