Bull Creek Road, Rossmoyne, WA
Hames Sharley Architects
Regarded as the best example of aged care apartment living in WA, Australis Apartments has been developed for Adventist Aged Care Group within their current facility in Rossmoyne.
This ground-breaking project was won via a competitive tender submission. Following the submission, negotiation was entered into with the two lowest bidders, of which PACT was proudly selected as the successful contractor.
- Deep sewer works were necessary to a depth of approximately 6m. This required us to close Bullcreek Road for 6 weeks. New manholes were installed adjacent to the deep sewer works, with some only one metre away from the existing Adventist buildings
- The lower level basement required extensive dewatering and waterproofing. Logistical programming and sequencing were required to ensure these works were carried out efficiently while protecting Yagan Park within the Bullcreek Wetlands adjacent to the site
- With floor-to-floor ceiling heights being kept to a minimum, there was extensive coordination of structure and services to facilitate this
- Carrying out major construction works within a busy, operational aged care precinct was also a challenge for our team. Daily communications between PACT’s team and Adventist Aged Care along with forward planning were essential to ensure the smooth ongoing operation of the existing facility.
“This project created the potential for us to liaise very closely with the client to protect the safety and comfort of all people within the vicinity. Our previous experience operating in ‘live’ environments, such as on the ECU Joondalup campus, enabled us to quickly adapt our operations and keep any disruption to a minimum.”
Jason Kunkler, General Manager.
Features of development
Australis Apartments features 86 luxury apartments complete with resort-style facilities including a sparkling pool, relaxing sauna, gym, kitchen, café, function room and bowling green.
Externally, the building is simply stunning with a unique architectural design which includes a combination of feature walls, Maxline Cladding, Decorative Sliding louvers and stone cladding.