Over the past 18 months, Total Construction has been working closely with Micheal Kresner, Advantage Care Managing Director on developing and building a facility that sets a new standard for the aged care industry.
“Edensor Gardens is leading-edge and will change the way the construction industry and aged providers view the future of aged care homes and the importance the built environment has on consumers,” said Steve Taylor, Managing Director Total Construction.
“We are extremely proud of this ground-breaking project and seeing Edensor Gardens finished and families enjoying living there and beginning to call it home is the best part for us,” he added.
Edensor Gardens is a 139-bed aged care facility consisting of a basement car park, lower ground floor, upper ground floor and first floor.
It will provide its residents, families, and staff with a unique combination of homelike warmth and serenity coupled with the luxurious elements of a boutique five-star hotel.
“Together with Steve Taylor and Marc Varnam, the Construction Manager from Total Construction and Simon Thorne from Integrated Design Group, we have been able to deliver a state-of-the-art home. Edensor Gardens will provide residents with an amazing lifestyle, the best in house services and professional person-centred care,” said Michael Kresner, Advantaged Care Managing Director.
Total Construction worked closely with aged care and retirement living providers nationally to ensure their development supports the wellbeing of older Australians and their families for many years to come.
“At Total Construction, we have taken time to educate our teams from Project Managers through to Sub-Contractors on how the built environment can impact the lives of the residents, the staff and the families,” Mr Taylor said.
“It’s crucial throughout the lifecycle of an aged care development, more than any other that first and foremost, we remember that this is going to be someone’s home. Everything we look at is through that lens. Creating innovative design outcomes for our clients is a culture embedded across the whole organisation – it’s what drives us.”
Located in the Fairfield Area, Sydney, Edensor Gardens offers an abundance of light-filled flexible living spaces, a seamless indoor-outdoor feel, and bedrooms with ensuites perfect for singles.
Consideration has also gone into couples in care, with companions suites including kitchenettes. In addition, each community share a dining room, lounges, and a kitchen.
On-site facilities for residents include a cinema, beauty salon, hairdresser, café, private dining rooms and wellness spaces. The exterior landscape offers a variety of gardens and terraces, a children’s playground, a vegetable garden, and a purpose-built shed.
“Working with all these professionals has enabled the creation of a new type of aged care home, one that demonstrates how aged care is evolving. It has been an incredible journey and one that the Total Team have thoroughly enjoyed,” Mr Taylor concluded.
Edensor Gardens was built by Total Construction, designed by award-winning architects Integrated Design Group, managed by M Project with Turner Studio responsible for the interiors.
Fast facts on the build:
- $40.45m investment by D&C delivery model
- 139 Aged care bed (Stage 1)
- 18-month construction time
- 261,529 working hours with zero LTI’s
- Immediate response to COVID19 resulting in a zero-project delay