Arcare is an Australian aged care provider with a growing presence in South East Queensland and Victoria. In Queensland, Arcare centres are currently located at North Lakes, Helensvale, Hope Island, Slacks Creek, Hope Island, Helensvale and Eight Mile Plains.
Maroochydore Aged Care Facility was designed to suit a smaller sized site in a premium location. The facility was designed as a 90 bed facility, comprising of three central courtyards with most bedrooms having private verandas, more reminiscent of a luxury resort rather than an aged care facility. All bedrooms have access to beautifully landscaped external areas.
The main foyer is highlighted with timber battens and modern colour selections. A café, hairdressing salon and movie theatre are also part of the communal facilities. This facility includes a 16 bed sensitive care wing, with a safe and secure external landscaped courtyard for residents to use.
The Caboolture Aged Care Facility has been designed to maximise the natural bush-land setting, providing a relaxing country feel.
This facility comprises of 110 beds over a single level with 3 internal courtyards. View lines are created across the courtyards and linking pathways between the different wings integrated into the landscaping design.
Arcare Hope Island
An Art Deco inspired design located amongst upmarket restaurants and cafes, featuring 100 beds and an elaborate landscape has been delivered in Hope Island. This facility has been designed to interact with the Halcyon Medical facility located adjacent and with an additional doctors room located within the design for the convenience of the residents. The building is designed around a large landscaped central courtyard where all common areas open out to, maximising the ability for indoor/ outdoor style living which is expected in the Gold Coast location.
As the Hope Island site was restricted on site size, the use of every metre has been maximised and utilised to create a luxurious facility, comprising of recycled water, café, hairdressing salon and private dining area.
St. James, located in Helensvale (Queensland) was an existing 20 year old facility which required a refurbishment to enable the facility to meet legislative requirements in a changing industry. Major renovations were undertaken in 2012-2013 to provide a compliant modern facility. The existing facility originally had up to three people to a bedroom, with a large central dining room and very limited lounges.
The renovations included modernising the existing fittings and finishes, changing all bedrooms to single with private ensuites. Utilising an existing central pergola structure to create a centrally located café, which has become the focal point of the facility, a main gathering and linking element. The buildings were designed to meet current legislation, including retrofitting a sprinkler system. A private dining area and a new hairdressing salon were also included in the new design. An existing deck was enclosed to create new lounge and dining areas, with a lift included to link the Kitchen and Laundry to the main level of the building. A disabled compliant bedroom was also included as part of the design. The existing Tuscan inspired colours were stripped back with a modern, clean simple palette used to modernise and freshen up the facility. Solar panels are included in the design to assist in offsetting electricity costs with all bedrooms opening onto the central courtyard or verandas.
Arcare St James
The Parkinson Aged Care Facility is designed to suit a unique site, this facility includes 100 beds around large open central courtyards which provide interlinking paths for the residents.
There is over 15 metre fall across this site, requiring an extensive cut and fill which has been included in the design to achieve the desired results.
Set in tranquil surroundings, the Peregian Springs Aged Care Residence features contemporary design, generous openings and internal courtyards. This 90 bed luxurious facility has been designed to maximise bushland views, making it feel like a coastal resort, where the underlying basis of their design were to have a place where people choose to live.
Peregian Springs utilises recycled water to offset water uses to the ensuite bathrooms and landscaping. The facility was designed to fit within the landscape and surrounding developments, where exposed plywood and natural finishes dominate the design.
The site had more than a 5 metre cross fall, which was utilised in the design to create a mix of single and two storey, with the laundry, kitchen, staff areas and carparking have been designed to sit under the facility. All bedrooms either open onto an internal courtyard or balcony. Natural light is maximised throughout the design with large windows and community shared areas all with access to verandas and landscaped areas.
The premium finishes create a comfortable resort-like atmosphere for all residents and staff. Elevation Architecture’s role in the project included design, documentation and the production of images for marketing purposes.
Arcare Peregian Springs