Main structural works complete on Wantirna’s new residential aged care facility
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Public sector residential aged care 10 September 2021

Main structural works complete on Wantirna’s new residential aged care facility

A significant construction milestone has been reached with the main structural works on the $81.58 million Wantirna residential aged care facility now complete.

Wantirna residential aged care facility reaches significant milestone

IMAGES: An aerial drone view of the four-storey construction, with large crane in the centre, followed by another aerial close up of the crane, pulling back to reveal the entire construction site

Text on screen: A new four-storey dementia-friendly aged care facility in Wantirna has reached an exciting milestone

IMAGES: Time lapse footage of the construction process at ground level, finishing on a view of the current four-storey construction.

Text on screen: All major structural works on the massive $81.15 million project are now complete

IMAGES: Ground level view of the structure, followed by an aerial sweep across the site looking towards the distant Dandenong ranges

Text on screen: Works on the façade and internal fit-out are underway

IMAGES: Aerial sweep across the structures frontage, followed by a pulled back aerial shot including the adjoining carpark area

Text on screen: On track to be completed in late 2022, the project will deliver 120 beds with ensuites, community room, café, sacred space and multiple common areas

IMAGES: The closing screen displays the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address vhba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.

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About the Wantirna residential aged care facility

The four-storey residential aged care facility will be home to 120 residents, each enjoying the dignity and independence of their own private bedroom, complete with ensuites.

A dedicated community room, café, sacred space, and multiple common areas will also help facilitate social interactions between residents, staff, and visitors.

With a focus on mobility and dementia-friendly design, the facility will cater to the more complex needs of its residents. Thoughtful design touches such as memory boxes with personal items at the entrance of each room will help residents feel safe and at home.

The facility will also feature large windows, providing an abundance of natural light and landscape views, in recognition of how our natural environment has a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing.

Operated by Eastern Health, the new facility will connect to the existing Wantirna Health site to ensure easy access to palliative aged care, allied health, and support services.

Construction is expected to be complete in late 2022.

Learn more about the Wantirna residential aged care facility via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 10 September 2021