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Bryan Mason said the redevelopment was critical to ensure that we can continue to deliver quality services to our retirement village residents.
“The current accommodation has a number of constraints due to the age of the building. This is the first step in our longer-term vision for the site, which will bring many benefits to the residents and address the need to quality retirement and aged care facilities on the Gold Coast,” Bryan said.
Stage 1 of this redevelopment will involve the construction of a six-storey building housing 65 retirement living units ranging from one to three bedrooms, and a clubhouse over two levels.
The building has been designed to respect the privacy of adjoining residents as much as possible and most units have an appealing northern or eastern aspect, with views to the surrounding Sir Bruce Small Park and the broader Gold Coast region. There will be sufficient car parks to meet resident needs and all units will be wheelchair-friendly.
Retirement village residents are excited about the inclusion of a new clubhouse, which will include a function room, hair salon and self-service café space.
A display unit and sales office will also be set up near the front of the Lady Small Haven site by March 2019, with Stage 1 expected to be completed by early 2020. Early construction works will include the demolition of some retirement living units and one wing of the residential aged care building to make way for the new building.
“Throughout these early works, our builder McNab will make every effort to keep impacts to a minimum. We have been assisting residents in the retirement village units in the demolition zone to make a smooth transition to refurbished units on site. We have also relocated residential aged care residents where needed,” Bryan said.
For further information about the redevelopment of our Lady Small Haven site, please visit www.cofc.com.au/developments
We are currently hurtling towards the final stages the construction of our integrated community at Little Mountain on the Sunshine Coast, with the focus moving to the construction of the two swimming pools—a large lap pool and a smaller learn-to-swim pool—and landscaping across the site.
This exciting development includes a 96-bed aged care service and community hub, with café, place of worship and hair salon. We expect construction of the buildings to be complete by mid to late-January 2019, with the pools to be completed soon afterwards.
One of our existing integrated communities - Moonah Park Campus at Mitchelton - is having an open day on 20 November, where you'll have an opportunity to take a tour of the Retirement Village.