Infracraft Detailed Joinery was appointed by FDC Construction & Fitout, ACT to project manage, supply and install the multi-million dollar joinery package for the premium seniors’ living village, Greenway Views for LDK and Cromwell Property Group.
In December 2020 Greenway Views won a coveted Urban Developer Award 2020 when the project took out the Development of the Year Award: ‘Retirement, Aged Care and Seniors Living’ category for FDC ACT.
FDC transformed the former Department of Social Services Buildings in to 210 apartments within three different buildings.
FDC Group Project Manager Elise Klarenbeek oversaw the 15-month, $108 million project.
“To facilitate the transformation of these buildings into a state-of-the-art community for Canberra’s seniors has been really rewarding. I can see the genuine impact our work will have on the lives of the people who call Greenway Views home.”
‘Architects from Gray Puksand explained that the central philosophy of the project was to provide a better quality of life for senior Australians, in a vibrant, active environment that fosters a sense of purpose, wellbeing and homeliness.’
The program was challenging initially, and working across three buildings tested Infracraft’s two decades of joinery project management, manufacturing and installation.
Infracraft Senior Project Manager Scott Baxter was instrumental in delivering this project.
“Delivering a mixture of 210 apartments with kitchens, wall units and other joinery along with high end front of house joinery such as library, café, bar, barber, hairdresser and other dining and administration joinery was very complicated. The end result was very satisfying and a project that Infracraft, FDC, LDK and Cromwell Property Group, Gray Puksand and Northrop could be very proud of.
Client: Cromwell Property Group and LDK Healthcare
Architect: Gray Puksand
Builder: FDC Construction and Fitout ACT
Location: Tuggeranong, ACT
Project Size: 32,000sqm
Completion date: April 2020
Below excerpt is from an article on Urban Developer:
The standard of retirement living in Canberra has been elevated with the recent completion of a $270-million ageing-in-place living development in the Tuggeranong district.
The development, in the suburb of Greenway, is owned and operated by LDK Healthcare, a joint venture between Cromwell Property Group and senior living operator Aspire Group.
The village, delivered by FDC Construction, accommodates up to 450 residents in more than 380 apartments across five, adaptively reused, three-level buildings previously occupied by the federal government’s Department of Social Services.
Apartments range in size from 50sq m studio apartments up to 120sq m three-bedroom apartments.
The Gray Puksand-designed development has more than 700kw of solar PV across rooftops and car park areas and effectively reduces its greenhouse gasses output by half compared to other retirement villages built to current standards.
Gray Puksand senior associate Maria Correia said the key to the project’s success had been its attention to detail and its ability to tap into the essence of people of age, their existing eclectic, functional homes and their needs.
“The project is designed for residents who require no care, partial care and full care and where the overarching idea is to build a home that you would want to live in or have your parents live in.”
“Our design aims to balance the residents’ needs and aspirations with their functional needs,” Correia said.
The village also features restaurant dining, gardens, a bar with piano and snooker table, cafe and theatre.
FDC Construction and Fitout