The collaborative masterplan was co-designed with residents, their families, friends and community members and will replace existing facilities with the latest innovations in aged care and retirement living.
The redevelopment will mean Fernhill can better support clients and residents to stay active, independent and engaged.
“Our community contributed a number of features to the final design including an urban streetscape, natural meeting points, outdoor spaces and community gardens to facilitate social interaction among residents, while a public plaza with street art will invite the wider community to continue to be part of Fernhill,” Bolton Clarke General Manager – Property Development and Asset Management James Mantis said.
Work will start in July on a new state-of-the-art multi-storey residential aged care (RAC) building for 162 residents, which will be completed in 2020.
It will include modern, accessible rooms in a secure building with the latest enabling technology, and a world class dementia care environment designed to promote choice and freedom with quiet spaces, way-finding support and an indoor-outdoor environment.
Bolton Clarke was a finalist in four categories at the Asia Pacific Eldercare Awards and was a winner in the Innovation of the Year (food) category.