Background

Kennett has a long and solid history with Uniting SA. We have successfully delivered their Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide aged care facility and also Hawksbury Gardens aged care facility. We are strong supporters of the services they offer in the community with their homelessness and anti-poverty programmes. Our connection is strong and we are both South Australian organisations that are over 100 years old. Uniting SA called for expressions of interest from builders for their new West Lakes aged care development in February 2019. Kennett were awarded the project and formal contractural arrangements were completed in late June 2019.

Project Detail/s

Located on West Lakes Boulevard at West Lakes, and forming part of ‘the West’ redevelopment site of the old ‘Footy Park and AAMI Stadium’, the project involves construction of a new, four-storey mixed-use aged care facility, comprising ground floor reception, commercial kitchen, laundry and associated plant rooms to service the building, together with future allied heath, café and retail tenancies to service the broader precinct. Levels one, two and three comprise 108 bedrooms (36 per floor), with 17 independent living units located on level four and services plant on the roof.

The project sits on some 5,800m2 of land, with a typical building footprint of some 2,700m2, and a total GFA of 12,770m2.

Construction Detail/s

Structure comprising spread pad footings, combination of insitu concrete columns and steel columns, steel floor beams, hollowcore floor plank system with topping slabs and feature sandblasted, brighton lite precast panels.

Team

Ash Jolly – Estimator

Gavin Fillmore – Construction Manager

Glenn Whyte – Senior Project Manager

Dean Beech – Senior Site Manager

Reece Markham – Site Supervisor

Peter Hart – Senior Contract Administrator

Lane Sherman – HSE Officer

Alexander Caviezel – Project Coordinator

(currently under construction)