It is not hard to miss all the building activity happening near Kandahar Home in Masterton as work progresses on Enliven’s Kandahar Retirement Village.
The new villas are not the only work happening, as Kandahar Home itself is receiving a new roof and a fresh coat of paint.
“We’re giving the building a bit of extra love,” says Kandahar Home manager Peter Newman.
Scaffolding went up around the 100-plus year-old building in mid-June and contractors are already on-site upgrading the roof.
And that’s just the beginning.
Inside, the rest home’s two dining areas will receive a full refurbishment, including all new furniture, new cooling and heating systems, flooring, curtains and artwork.
“There will also be new ambient lighting installed to create a more inviting atmosphere in the dining rooms,” Peter says.
“We’re all very excited to experience the new restaurant-inspired dining rooms once they’re completed.”
A second staffing station has also been completed to provide additional clinical support across the home.
“Clinical support was based in one area of the home but with this additional staffing station we can ensure it is distributed across all neighbourhoods in the home,” Peter says.
Meanwhile, construction work at the adjacent Kandahar Village is progressing well. An onsite show home is on track to be open in spring.