Arcadia has a number of projects underway in the aged care space.
Aveo Bella Vista- under construction
Excavation works have started for the Integrated Senior Living development at Bella Vista NSW for Aveo Group. Due for completion in late 2017, the overall master plan is purposefully designed to meet the needs of modern retirees seeking inner-city style living options, with 445 Independent living units, 144 residential aged care facilities (RACF) beds, landscaped communal areas, basement car parking, and lake side residence.
The development will also boast extensive public green spaces including a lake, boardwalk and lush gardens alongside dining and retail options to enhance the lives of both retirees and neighbouring residents. More about Aveo Norwest can be seen in this story by Urban Developer.
Opal Aged Care, Bankstown – JRPP approved
Plans for a new Opal Aged Care development in Bankstown have been approved by the JRPP. Arcadia has designed a landscape that will provide amenity for residents and their families to spend time together, with a planting palette that will stimulate the senses through differing textures, fragrances and seasonal colour changes. The courtyard designs will allow for use at all times with access to shade, sunlight and comfortable, movable furniture. Smooth pathways and walking circuits will encourage movement, with flowering borders providing a visual connection.
Bulli Hospital’s Aged Care Centre of Excellence – in for DA
The designs for the Bulli Hospital’s Aged Care Centre of Excellence were recently revealed by Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward. The centre, which will include a hospital and a 60-suite residential aged care centre, is being built by NSW Health and IRT Group as part of a public/private partnership.
The Centre will become a key community icon for Bulli, with the streetscape along hospital road designed to become an urban commons, providing break out turf spaces with integrated seating, allowing patients, staff and the wider community to utilise.
Key to the landscape will be the Dementia courtyard, designed using best practice and cutting-edge environmental principles, such as spaces which are designed to be familiar to users. These include a typical suburban backyard with clothesline and garden shed and a beach zone, with sand and deck chairs, with additional stimuli provided by artwork exterior walls, planting and sounds.