This Project involves the construction of the innovative Carlton Wellbeing Precinct for Australian Unity.
Featuring a large central park the project incorporates three stand alone buildings comprising a mix of retirement living, aged and assisted care accommodation options, and community services with a range of associated services focusing on wellbeing.
The lifestyle focused aged care facility will support positive ageing and prolong life enjoyment, consisting of aged care beds (high & low care), transitional beds, and assisted living apartments.
The Wellbeing Centre, which will be the centrepiece of the development, will be accessible to the general public and is currently being planned to include; day respite/rehab centre, physio/podiatry, seniors gym, hydrotherapy pool, medical consulting/treatment suites, cafe & education, beauty spa and supportive associated mixed-retail health.
The Cladding component of this project involved the façade of a new five storey building in Rathdowne St Carlton. Trio Plumbing's Cladding division installed Alucobond panels (approx 2,200 sq mtrs) to the façade of the building. The colours of the Alucobond used were Anthracite Grey, Cream and Lemon. The design and placement of these colours was critical due to strict town planning requirements.
This facade was technically challenging with many project specific architectural details, angled returns, varying façade finishes and specific connection types.
Various methods of framing were undertaken during the façade construction phase , including; traditional metal top hat framing, metal stud framing and suspended ceiling framing.
Due to various site constraints many methods of access to the workface were utilised. These included, scissor lift, 135' boom, swing stages and fixed scaffolding.
- Builder: Equiset
- Location: Carlton, Victoria
- Head Contract Value: $180 Million
- Cladding Contact Value: $750,000