Completion year 2017
The aged care industry has undergone significant change in recent years, with the trend towards modern, sophisticated and flexible facilities that are focused on resident care and comfort. The Regis project in Chelmer is a new project that incorporates state of the art design to create a warm and inviting environment for residents whilst ensuring the highest standards of care.
WGE’s involvement encompasses structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire protection, fire engineering, acoustics and sustainability services.
Building a community, not just a facility
The $20 million project involves construction of a new four-level building along with renovation of the existing mansion allowing for 120 low and high care residents, due for completion in 2017. Regis Chelmer includes a café, cinema, hairdressing salon, eZone and landscaped gardens for residents.
The facility has been designed with a number of features that ensure ongoing costs are manageable for future residents such as:
Project challenges included:
Utilising digital engineering
WGE provided BIM services to ensure coordination between services and improved communication with contractors and local authorities throughout a complex construction process. Additionally by utilising 3D design techniques our team was able to crystallise the project design intent and develop the construction methodology whilst identifying and minimising any cost or programme risks.