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Designs released for Barrabill House aged care redevelopment in Seymour
Please note: As of 1 February 2021, the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) became the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).
Residents at Seymour Health’s aged care facility, Barrabill House, are in for a welcome surprise with the new designs released for the facility’s redevelopment.
The upgrade of this high care public sector residential aged care facility will deliver a new wing including 10 private bedrooms with ensuites. The rooms have been designed to create a home-like environment with plenty of natural light, increasing privacy and comfort for residents.
The redevelopment will also include new lounge and dining areas, a sensory garden and an outdoor pavilion, which can be used for general activities as well as a meeting place.
The project will increase the number of beds at Barrabill House from 30 to 40, providing additional capacity for the local community.
Construction will start in early 2021 and the facility is scheduled for completion by mid-2022.
The redevelopment is funded with $3.17 million from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
Funding regional aged care facilities
The $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund is the largest grant program of its kind in Victorian history. It provides vital government funding to rural and regional public health and residential aged care services across Victoria. This funding enables these services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.
Learn more about the Barrabill House aged care redevelopment via our dedicated project page.
IMAGES: There are two architectural artist impressions of the front view of the Barrabill House design.
TEXT: Seymour Health has received $3.17 million for a new 10-bed aged care wing at Barrabill House.
IMAGES: We see a man wearing a virtual reality headset. The image zooms in to his viewer, which then switches to more artist impressions of the facility – the entrance; hallway and kitchen and lounge areas.
TEXT: Architects transformed plans into virtual reality for a ‘real life’ design experience.
IMAGES: We see a scan across an artist impression of a bedroom in the facility.
TEXT: Staff and community members could ‘walk through’ the facility wearing 3D goggles, and provide architects valuable feedback on the design.
IMAGES: Wide shot of artist impression of a large garden and courtyard area, including a sheltered gazebo. The image then blurs back into 3D goggles worn by a different man in an office, surrounded by others also wearing 3D headsets.
TEXT: This project is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide high quality residential aged care services for older Victorians.
IMAGES: We see a series of artist impressions of the kitchen and lounge area from different angles; and another lounge with fireplace and TV.
TEXT: Construction starts early 2021 and is scheduled for completion by mid-2022.
IMAGES: An artist impression of the facility’s rear section, viewed from the garden courtyard. Victoria State Government/Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logos.
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Last updated: 10 December 2020
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