Client: Goodwin Aged Care Services
Monash Green is Canberra’s largest retirement village and one of the largest in Australia, with over 220 independent living units, 220 residential aged care units and extensive community facilities. As a hub for its operations in the Tuggeranong Valley, Goodwin has elected to develop a Seniors’ Day Club on a 1,000m² parcel of land adjacent the Monash Green Village. AMC was engaged in early 2014 to establish a preferred site location along the 300m western boundary and to develop alternative design concepts. The preferred concept ensures the village’s Main Street could, if required, continue into the adjacent unleased land should it be purchased in the future. It is also sited to present a prominent and attractive address to the village and arriving clients, given its location on the far western boundary of this substantial site. The facility is designed to have an occupancy of 40 clients supported by 3 to 4 Goodwin staff. The main activities, lounge and dining areas are open planned with easy connections to attractive north facing outdoor landscape areas. Support areas including reception, administration, amenities and a kitchen are located to the southern and central zones of the building. The building has an interesting architectural character which reiterates that of other buildings at Monash Green, with a striking skillion roof form that clearly identifies the main entry and the lounge areas.