West Australian aged care provider Rosewood has announced it will complete the remaining works on its $70 million aged care facility in West Leederville after the construction company collapsed.

Rosewood announced in 2019 that Pindan would build the 152-bed aged care facility in West Leederville, however the project stalled when the construction group went into administration in May 2021.

Rosewood CEO Mario Zulberti said the provider has taken the project on to complete the development in house.

“Having the build shutdown so close to completion was a setback for us, especially because most of the major work had been completed. We considered appointing a new builder, we thought it easier to simply get on with the job ourselves,” Mr Zulberti said.

“Like many others in WA the news was a shock, but we were fortunate enough to be far enough advanced in our construction that we could continue without suffering too many delays,” he said.

Rosewood has employed staff and contractors to complete the project.

Mr Zulburti said the team has undergone stringent compliance training to ensure the contractors complete the cosmetic work with high standards.

As previously reported, the home features an on-site café, basement car park, wellness centre, day centre and training rooms for medical nursing and allied health trainees.

The home was expected to be completed in February this year and is now on track to open by the end of the year with residents moving in from December.

Main image: Rosewood CEO Mario Zulberti

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