Construction will begin next month on a major redevelopment of the North Eastern Community Residential Aged Care Facility’s memory support unit in Campbelltown.
The $5.6 million redevelopment of the Payneham wing will include the expansion of the current footprint to provide new, upgraded rooms with ensuites for 23 care recipients.
The redevelopment, which commences in July and will take 12 months, will also include a new sun room and outdoor space with a purpose-built, communal garden.
The new area will serve as a space where residents can tend to the garden and engage in intergenerational activities with their family members. Proposed activities for the area include making pizzas, playing bocce and picking fruit and vegetables.
The design also utilises the larger footprint to expand the first floor consulting and commercial precinct.
Local architects Cheesman were commissioned to design the redevelopment, and Adelaide builder Mossop will undertake the construction, maximising the flow on benefits for local workers and contractors.
North Eastern Community Hospital CEO Michele Smith said she was excited about the redevelopment and what it means for residents.
“This is a major redevelopment for a local, community owned and operated aged care facility that will improve our offering to residents and their families,” she said.
“This redevelopment will modernise our memory support unit, providing new rooms and ensuites for residents, and will add to the amenity for all those who live in and visit the facility.
“We are particularly excited about the new outdoor area and vegetable garden, which will be a space where residents can contribute to their community and share in activities with friends and family members.
“It was also important to the board that this redevelopment supports local jobs, so we
are pleased that Adelaide-based architects and builders will be utilised on the