Ryman Healthcare’s Keith Park Retirement Village

Residents at Ryman Healthcare’s Keith Park Retirement Village in Hobsonville got up early to bake up a storm for the entire 250-strong crew of workers from the construction site recently. The mammoth morning tea was laid on to personally congratulate Project Manager Simon Richards and his team at Hobsonville for winning Ryman’s Construction Site of the Year Award at the 2023 Ryman awards.

Six trestle tables laden with scones, sausage rolls, chocolate cake, lamingtons, and muffins were set out in the shadow of the new village centre, which is set for completion next year. Village Manager Kim Dawson said she was thrilled with the response from residents when the idea was floated. “It was just amazing, but this is what our residents are like, they rally together and make the effort,” she said.

Simon said it was his privilege to accept the award on behalf of the team. “Those guys have worked through thick and thin, we’ve managed to overcome so much over the past year. Our team is made up of about 200 years of experience, and they’ve come from all over the world, with wider support from other Ryman teams, including admin, design, procurement, accounts, recruitment, finance, safety, QA, commercial sales, ops and development.”