Taylor was awarded the contract for HammondCare’s new residential aged care facility in Cardiff to address the urgent need for dementia-specific care in the Hunter Region. The $30 million aged care project is designed to reflect a domestic environment with a cottage style model, giving residents a sense of familiarity and comfortability.
The Lake Macquarie region has an ageing population with many local people needing the type of care that HammondCare Cardiff will provide. The project includes construction of a 99 bed dementia-specific facility, including support for residents with special needs. Accommodation will be provided in 5 single level buildings, one multi-level building with separate buildings dedicated to administration, services, chapel and a shop.
Residents are able to maintain a sense of independence such as own meal preparation and cooking whilst enjoying the recreational outdoor areas, views and community engagement through the various inbuilt activity features and an interconnected walkway.
As a D&C project, Taylor have focused on understanding the requirements of the end user, working closely with HammondCare and together have brainstormed design savings without impacting on the original design intent.