Builders' award for aging-in-place development
The builder of a new wing for a Umina aged care provider has won an Excellence in Construction Award from the Master Builders' Association.
Grindley Construction has won a 2021 award for Pozieres House, Peninsula Villages' new 114-bed wing.
The development, which opened in late 2020, won the up to $35 million category of the awards held on February 19.
"We were extremely proud to have partnered with Grindley Construction to develop this premium ageing-in-place development that has now been recognised by the MBA," said Mr Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages retired chief executive who led the project from 2019 to 2021.
"The design of Pozieres House took into consideration how we can meet the consumer-directed care standards more effectively now, and into the future, as well as showcases the beautiful area and surrounds of its location," he said.
The facility was designed by RZK Group.
"It is made up of 111 one-bed premium rooms and three executive suites, all with private ensuites.
"The building includes an onsite beauty salon, cafe, theatre lounge room, activity space, physio and wellness centre, as well as consulting rooms for easy access to GPs and allied health professionals.
"Pozieres House was born from a fantastic vision from our board of directors and was made possible by our planners, hard work from our builders, and, very importantly, support from the local community," said Mr Neaves.
"Peninsula Villages has served the Central Coast community for over 40 years - and as an independent not-for-profit provider competing in a challenging industry, this award recognition marks a historic moment for the organisation."
Website, 20 Feb 2022
Colin Osborne, Peninsula Villages