Works are well underway at Estia Health St Ives, with the project team celebrating the recent completion of the final pour sequence. Close to 3,800m3 of concrete has been laid across 4,800sqm since the project’s commencement.
The $32 million development will create a place for the community’s residents to call home, allowing much needed stability and security for the ageing population in Sydney.
Diarmuid O’Flaherty, Project Manager, reflected on the project milestone, “Collectively, we have worked together to push the project closer to completion. We placed one pour sequence a week for 7 consecutive weeks, from January 31 to March 15 – in essence, a 6-day pour cycle. This is a really impressive output – well done to all involved.”
Works have now commenced on the aged care home’s lightweight roofing, with 70 tonnes of structural steel to be erected across a 3-tiered colourbond roof located at the latter-end of the concrete structure.
With formwork now stripped, works on the external cladding, windows and high-level services continue to gain momentum, as well as the preparation of prototype rooms showcasing Estia Health St Ives high-end finishes.
Once complete, the development will offer varying levels of care to support residents across their diverse stages of life and needs. The aged care home, which will replicate a townhouse appearance to fit in with local surrounds, will house a series of care communities including dedicated spaces such as a commercial kitchen, dining, lounge, cafe, gymnasium, associated service rooms, nurse stations, terraces, storage spaces, activities areas and single basement carpark accommodating 43 spaces.
The development will also offer residents luxury amenities include a hairdressing salon, day spa and nail bar.