Builder locked in for new Gold Coast care community

Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities has contracted Multiplex to build a $127-million high-rise retirement and aged care facility.

Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities has contracted Multiplex to build a $127-million high-rise retirement and aged care facility in Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland.

The site – located on Chevron Island and built around a resort-style environment – will consist of 19 storeys across a single tower.

Scheduled for completion in 2025, the project will create around 350 construction jobs over the duration of the build and more than 100 jobs when finished.

Phil Usher

Odyssey founder and CEO Phil Usher said the independent, for-profit provider was excited to partner with a builder that resonates with its values.

“We have an astute awareness of the demand for quality aged care within the market and this is something Multiplex understands and identifies with.”

Multiplex regional director Glenn Robinson said he was delighted to bring Odyssey’s vision to life. “We have worked closely with Odyssey to design an outcome that will not just bring people together but enhance lifestyles.”

A blend of retirement and aged care, the Chevron Island development will include 167 apartments with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.

It will also feature a space dedicated to seniors with cognitive impairments called Memory Lane.

There will be a team onsite to deliver various levels of care so that residents will be able to age in place, said Mr Usher. “You don’t need to move again as all the services are delivered to you as needed.”

Based on feedback from residents at Odyssey’s Robina facility, Mr Usher said the new site will be built to reflect the current living needs of older Australians.

“Since Robina opened in 2020, we’ve learnt a lot about seniors’ living preferences and have found many residents are keen for a variety of options when it comes to space.”

Main image: artist’s impression of Odyssey Chevron Island exterior

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  1. These facilities recognize that aging is not just a physical process but encompasses emotional, social, and mental well-being.

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