- Curtin Heritage Living, Total Project Management (WA) and BUILT
- Cottesloe, Western Australia
- High-end aged care facility on a significant heritage site.
This facility provides security and stability to residents, with flexibility in design to allow for shifts in their care needs. Stage 1 comprises 128 highcare
dependency suites over four floors, with each floor divided into two ‘households’. This creates smaller communities that staff find easier to manage, without compromising on the importance of social interaction for residents.
A quarter of the suites are dedicated to those with dementia, with 20 independent living units
Amenities include wellness rooms, a chapel and cinema, activity rooms, library and a lobby with concierge.
Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards - National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award - Aged Care Facilities - 2022
Master Builders Association WA Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Aged Care Building $50 - $100 million - 2022
UDIA WA Awards for Excellence - Seniors Living Finalist - 2022
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Set within an ocean-side heritage site, this age-friendly community in Cottesloe aims to revolutionise elderly care by providing residences of exceptional quality in a world-class setting.
Waterfront Cottesloe enables quality of care and flexibility to keep residents and caregivers safe while balancing design solutions that protect and promote residents and staff’s social and mental wellness.
Stage 1 features 20 deluxe retirement residences and a state-of-the-art residential aged care facility with 128 high-care suites.
The design is centred around creating a sense of place and nostalgia, both of which are carefully balanced through texture, colour and the familiar characteristics of the Wearne community.
The material palette, informed by the identity of Cottesloe homes, draws on the rich blue hues of the Indian Ocean, dusky orange and pink sunsets, rippling waves, sun-bleached timber and native greens. These elements combine to create casual and intimate settings that are light-filled and calm.
A subsequent stage will soon see the addition of a further 56 retirement units, along with a range of amenities for the wider community, including a café, art precinct, medical centre and community meeting amenities.