In this story:
- ‘First village for arts patrons’ opens
- $14 million redevelopment for Benetas Corowa Court
- SCC redevelops wellness centre
‘First village for arts patrons’ opens
Architecture and design firm ThomsonAdsett has designed what it calls Australia’s first retirement living village for arts patrons.
Streeton Park was a recently completed $40 million development that contains 85 independent living apartments, alongside a business centre, fine dining restaurant, sports bar, salon and wellness centre.
ThomsonAdsett studio leader for Victoria Tieran Kimber said the development indicated the growing need to design for varied lifestyles and interests.
“There is no other retirement living village that caters specifically to arts patrons, and it has been keenly awaited here in Melbourne,” Mr Kimber said.
“We’ve seen a growing demand for high-end apartment living as a model for future aged care facilities. Streeton Park is designed for the innovators of Melbourne, and Australia. We have very carefully curated every detail from artwork to light fittings, to appeal to those passionate about creativity.”
The spaces were designed for maximum socialisation and activity, while providing resting points for residents with low mobility.
Streeton Park was designed in collaboration with interior designers Jacobsen Projects.
$14 million redevelopment for Benetas Corowa Court
Victorian provider Benetas will renovate and expand its Corowa Court facility in Mornington, from 60 to 120 beds, as the provider celebrates the centre’s 50th anniversary this year.
The $14 million project would see the opening of Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments in July, said CEO Sandra Hills.
The redevelopment would introduce a range of innovations, including cluster style living. The development was based around a carefully mapped out floor plan aimed at increasing the social connectedness of residents and ensuring they could easily access the in‐house amenities they needed, she said.
Residents and family members would also have access to multipurpose rooms that they can use for private functions, a community park and a café as part of the redevelopment.
SCC redevelops wellness centre
Southern Cross Care SA/NT has launched a redevelopment of its Philip Kennedy Centre, which provides a range of healthy and active ageing services to local seniors and the broader community.
The centre contains transitional care, a hydro pool, café, hairdresser, shop, a redeveloped foyer and outdoors areas, which it’s hoped will be used by the local community for activities and social gatherings.
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