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Livingstone Gardens, Vermont South

Completion year 2015

Key People

Bob Vidojevic

Hydraulic Project Engineer, Principal

Angus Grant

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Ashley Willis

Structural Project Engineer, Associate

Ben van Niekerk

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

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Livingstone Gardens is a magnificent new development for Blue Cross Community Care, comprising of a four-storey, 168 bed aged care facility offering day care centre and all communal areas in one expansive building. Livingstone Gardens is designed as Melbourne’s premium aged care facility with palatial interiors, a grand entrance and dazzling glass lift wells wrapped in a green wall.

WGE were involved in key project features including:

  • Multi-winged, self-contained floorplates including dementia and high-care living
  • Six dining rooms and lounges, 10 sitting rooms, hairdressers and medical consulting suites
  • Commercial kitchens, linen and laundry operations
  • Optimised central plant servicing strategy and building management system
  • Multi-functional Electrical, Communications, Security and Nurse Call systems with common IP backbone
  • Bespoke glass lifts
  • Complex front atria consisting of a ‘hanging’ feature 8m high x 16m long steel truss designed and detailed to achieve critical deflection limits for the fully glazed roof and walls.
  • Highly detailed structural design including 20 columns transferred down the three levels and then to the basement grid