High demand for retirement villages has resulted in a $50 million expansion plan for villages at Auckland's Point Chevalier, Papakura and in Cambridge.

Garry Smith, chief executive of The Selwyn Foundation, said a 90-bed home would be built at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier where about 600 people live.

Papakura's Selwyn Oaks and Selwyn St Andrew's in Cambridge are also getting new buildings.

The $28m two-level development at Point Chevalier would have small communities, or households, of 12 residents and functioning like a big home. Residents would have en suites but bedrooms would open to a larger lounge and dining/kitchen area.

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A larger community of up to 18 people with dementia is planned as part of the Point Chevalier expansion, Smith said.

Selwyn Oaks at Papakura is home to about 50 residents and is getting a three-level 48-room residential care and community amenities centre.

Around 45 people live at Selwyn St Andrew's in Cambridge and a new three-storey block with a 24-bed care suite, independent living apartments and community amenities is being built.

The expansion is an investment of almost $50m and will be fully financed by the foundation as part of its 10-year growth plan to revitalise its villages and improve services and facilities, Smith said.

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