Summerset Group Holdings Limited has been granted resource consent to build a retirement village in Cambridge, Waikato. The $150 million-plus village will be built on an 8ha site off Mary Ann Drive, less than 2km from the Cambridge town centre and close to local parks. The village will offer about 260 two and three bedroom villas and cottages, as well as a full continuum of care including serviced apartments and care rooms. It will also include a state-of- the-art memory care centre for residents living with dementia, offering them a high-quality, spacious apartment in a secure environment, purpose-built to meet their specific needs. Summerset General Manager, Development, Aaron Smail said earthworks were expected to start this year, with the first residents moving in early 2023. During construction Summerset villages typically provide direct employment for more than 200 people and indirect employment for many more than that. There will also be up to 50 new permanent jobs in the village once it is fully operational, from nurses to gardeners to village managers. Summerset villages are built in stages and the staff numbers build as resident numbers increase.