CraigCare Independent Living & Residential Aged Care
Working closely with Aged Care provider, CraigCare, and Jaxon construction, we undertook the design of a 15-storey residential development accommodating a152 bed aged care facility (ACF) and 59 Independent Living Units (ILU’S).
The ground floor comprised of residential amenities, including foyer, reception/lounge and café, indoor pool, gymnasium, hairdresser, medical centre, and administration offices. Above the ground floor, levels 1-4 contained the ACF rooms, with the remaining 10 levels containing 59 ILU’s.
The design developed in response to the use of offshore modular units. The repetitive nature of the ACF accommodation drove the client-based decision to pursue this option. However, the ILU’S were required to link horizontally to deliver the accommodation to meet market expectations.
The concept of the external aesthetic was to wrap a glass curtain wall of varying colours around the building, with the integration of proprietary aluminium fins, further articulation and sun shading to the windows.