Helping Hand Northgate

Background

Not for profit aged care provider Helping Hand needed its aged care facility to be built in Northgate on 11,000sqm of previously undeveloped land. They required a two-storey, 110 bed facility, with commercial kitchen, dementia wing, high care and low care units, serviced by two central lifts in the core of the building.

Challenges

  • The build had to fulfil a number of key design targets to maximise the site
  • The building needed to reflect the character of the surrounding neighbourhood
  • A final design was only settled one week before the start of construction
  • A start of the art commercial kitchen needed to be installed

Outcomes

  • The building was completed weeks ahead of schedule and budgets maintained
  • All issues were addressed to ensure no tradesmen were on site for major work while residents were moving in
  • The building fits in with its surrounding thanks to our quality installation of textural materials and selection of a soft, natural colour palette
  • Our previous experience in construction of high volume kitchen facilities resulted in a superior commercial kitchen

Team

Construction Manager – Scott Kennett
Estimator & Value Management – James Kennett
Site Managers – Craig Williamson & Brendon Morris
Safety Officer – Matt Moles 

Awards

Excellence in Aged Care 2013, MBA Awards
Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Construction 2013, MBA Awards
Excellence in OHS 2012, MBA Awards (SA)
Excellence in OHS 2012, MBA Awards (National)

Exterior

Courtyard