Master plan for an indigenous aged care facility at Wanarn WA, existing 16 beds which we plan to increase by 10 beds. Connect are on the Federal Government panel for aged care facilities this is the second project we have been appointed to.
Senior Contract Administrator Colman Nolan, CEO Rhett McClennan,Chair Sandy Bucello, Builder Gary Bullen and General Manager - Business Operations Emma Harry on building site of new resident rooms at PCAC. Work begun on five new resident rooms at Prom Country Aged Care in Foster on Monday May 22. There are sixty funded beds at the moment and one unfunded bed, which is available for respite. The rooms will be bigger than the existing ones at PCAC and will have an ensuite divided off from a lounge and kitchenette. There will be additional facilities such as a nurse's station and storage area as well as a space for dining if residents have family visiting. At the other end of the building near O'Connell Road there will be a multi purpose space, which is being built as an open structure now but can be converted for resident rooms in the future as the need arises. "We are spending now to save later," said Emma Harry the General Manager of Business Operations. This is very good for locals and will give them different options by offering more space and room for group activities. It will give people more independence." Sandy Bucello who is the Chair of the building committee explained how they have gone with the Architects, Clarke Hopkins Clarke, who designed the original building. "We loved what they did last time," said Sandy. "It gives us consistency. There will be lots of light and it is all state of the art." Michael Germano & Colman Nolan of Connect Project Management also worked on the original building and are really pleased to be back. They were able to use local builder Gary Bullen this time round. "Last time we had to use government approved builder." This innovative and important building project is due to be completed at the beginning of April 2018.
Having recently completed 20 aged care suites at the coppin centre we are now working with the Freemasons as superintendent on the D&C delivery of 90 aged care beds in Ballarat.
HammondCare offers a range of services for older people who require low, high or dementia-specific care. The residential care homes are specifically designed to improve the lives of residents, and promote dignity, self-esteem and autonomy. Connect has been appointed to undertake the project management of a $30M development in Caulfield, the new aged care village will contain eight stand-alone single storey cottages based on internationally recognised and best-practice design. The cottages will provide a total of 93 beds. Works are also proposed for the existing facility turning the site into a 183 bed care site. The development will be delivered using a design and construct procurement method.
The Victorian Croatian Aged Care Services Inc. (VCACS), is a community run organisation which has been established by the Croatian ethnic community of Victoria to build and operate an aged care facility to service the needs of the Croatian and other migrant communities. Connect has been appointed to assist in the development of this 100 bed residential aged care facility, we recognise the importance of providing a facility which is culturally and linguistically appropriate, and look forward to a successful outcome.