Carrington RAC & RV, Parkinson
This large new development at Parkinson was designed, documented and administered as a traditionally managed project for Bolton Clarke (previously RSL Care). Stage 1 was 100 Residential Aged Care Beds on a greenfield site and 28 x Stage 2 ILU duplexes were efficiently and pleasantly planned around two main village tree-lined avenues on a slight fall towards the surrounding community and adjacent to the community facilities incorporated as part of the Stage 1 RAC design.
Grey Space Managing Director Caroline Treacy planned into the Residential Aged Care development a dedicated wing and sensory garden for people with Dementia, incorporating features such as the streetside shelter and post box, which are still a well-loved resting sport and used for posting letters to loved ones.
The development was constructed in 2001 and the staff and management have undertaken only minimal upgrades, extensions or redesigns since, due to the quality design, inbuilt design and operational innovation, well-planned storage solutions and other future flexibility allowances incorporated at the time. All retirement village units have been well-adored within very minimal vacancies, and a healthy and happy community where residents and staff alike look after each other has ensued.