More than 46 buyers have lodged expressions of interest to secure one of the 50 new apartments offered for sale before they are built in the second stage of Wesley Mission Queensland's Rosemount Retirement Village at  Sinnamon, Brisbane.


Building work is about to begin on the development of the redesigned two- and three-bedroom apartments. 


Wesley Mission Queensland Retirement Living Director Kris Sargeant said the Not For Profit had been overwhelmed with inquiries for the units in the pre-building stage of the project.


“The thing that buyers told us made the development stand out against others was the spacious size of the apartments, interior design and well considered community spaces,” Kris said.


The development offers a collection of apartments for over 65s just 14km from the Brisbane CBD.


“After initially planning to build several one-bedroom apartments, it soon became apparent retirees want bigger homes and more space, particularly in a post-covid world,” Kris continued.


“We did a great deal of research and consultation, particularly with our current residents to understand how we could meet the needs of the modern retiree both in terms of the new apartments and also common community facilities.”


There are 33 two-bedroom, and 17 three-bedroom units in the new stage, centred around green spaces and the village pool. All of the apartments will have large balconies and many would have a separate study. The village has secure undercover car parking with lift access and there will be an electric car station installed for the use of residents.


Each apartment will have air-conditioning and be fitted out with Bosch appliances.


“That’s something our buyers are really keen on having, high end kitchen appliances, fixtures and fittings,” she said.


“For many this will be their forever home, so they want it just right, they want quality and the look and feel of something special.


“The lobby entrance of the building has been designed to be reminiscent of a hotel foyer with high ceilings and luxurious finishes.”


Community facilities include a large outdoor entertaining area with landscaped gardens, an 18- metre heated swimming pool and a gym. There is an onsite café, alfresco lounge area and a large private function room which residents can book for events and a library.


Prices in stage two of the project start at $545,000.

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