Ryman Healthcare's ''pink palace'' - the Frances
Hodgkins Retirement Village, in St Clair - is being repainted
in a combination of Spanish white, grey and blue.
The listed healthcare company, which also operates the Yvette
Williams retirement complex, on Highgate, is about a quarter
of the way through a multimillion-dollar exterior
refurbishment of the Frances Hodgkins village.
The project includes replacing the solid balconies with
steel, to give residents a better view.
The work should be completed by autumn and was being carried
out by Ryman Healthcare's construction team, a Ryman
''The work has been programmed to cause minimal disruption to
residents but it is an extensive project because of the
The Frances Hodgkins village was opened in 1994 and the
refurbishment coincided with its 20th anniversary.