Kane Constructions was appointed under a Lump Sum contract in late 2010 to deliver this $15 million redevelopment for Uniting Aged Care in Noble Park.
The facility provides an integrated model of service that includes 68 residential suites, offered in single bedroom accommodation with ensuites. Works also included a 17 bed secure dementia unit in the Kankinya Wing, 17 low care (ageing in place) beds in the Jarrah Wing and 34 high care beds in the Corella and Grevillea Wings.
The original site, established in 1975 and known as Trewint. The works undertaken by Kane comprised a major redevelopment including basement carpark and two levels of new structure that was staged to enable parts of the existing facility to remain occupied.
Upon completion and occupation of the new accommodation wing, the old wings were decanted and demolished and the new building extended.
The nexus of the site was used to establish the entry point to allow vehicles to bring visitors through the site to a new carpark in the location of the old building. The entry area divides the aged care from the community care areas. The path to the aged care beds circulates through the semi public areas including a large chapel/multipurpose hall, a hairdresser and a volunteer run café. A basement kitchen and laundry service the building.
The new building has a number of ESD features including 120,000l of storm water storage for use in the gardens and WC's, a solar boosted hot water system, a building envelope engineered for energy efficiency, energy saving lighting systems and a passive cooling system to all the aged care bedrooms.
Access for construction was highly restricted and the Kane project team had to work closely with the facility management to minimise disruption.
The project was successfully completed in April 2012.