Category
Other, Residential
About This Project

Benevolent Aged Care Facility Expansion

Client

Paynter Dixon / Benevolent Aged Care

Council

Rockhampton Regional Council

Status

Approved 2016

Project Team

ADAMS + SPARKES
Project Management: Paynter Dixon
Architecture: Paynter Dixon
Surveyor: Capricorn Survey Group
Landscaping: Dunn Moran Landscape Architects
Traffic Engineering: MRCagney
Stormwater Engineer: STP Consultants

Description

The Rockhampton Benevolent Home Society was founded in 1866, providing care and shelter for the nearby community. The facility and services evolved over many years and included a mental hospital, accommodation for unwed mothers and a hostel for the homeless. The site currently operates as a “not for profit” community based residential aged care facility. The expansion to the existing facility involved demolition of the existing Bill Power Buildings (20 beds) and the construction of a new 56 bed building (36 additional beds), relocation of the existing kitchen, additional car parking areas, new loading facilities and improved linkages between the proposed new building and the existing buildings and associated site facilities. ADAMS + SPARKES also successfully negotiated a 75% reduction in the projects applicable infrastructure charges, providing a significant saving for the client.