The redevelopment of the Farrer Village (constructed in 1977) was a timely opportunity for Goodwin to provide an up to date, high quality living environment for seniors and make better use of an attractive site to allow local residents to stay within their community as their needs change. The design concept was developed through extensive consultation with Goodwin and its residents, interested parties from the local Farrer community, ACTPLA, TAMS and other authorities. Goodwin sought to create a sophisticated, active, high-quality living environment for seniors which:

  • Offers support, security and a sense of well-being for residents, their families and friends
  • A central Clubhouse to support social connections
  • Includes 154 high quality, low maintenance apartment (ILU) units offering a diverse range of accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets and allowing residents to age in place in their community and is not institutional in character
  • Provides units that are 100% adaptable allowing ageing in place for residents
  • Offers a range of amenities and services for residents including a Men’s Shed
  • Will include a purpose-designed 124 bed Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) which will specialise in dementia, palliative and bariatric care
  • Retains of major trees and provides attractive new landscaping across the development
  • Incorporates an exciting architectural form, character and palette of materials to sit comfortably within its context in Farrer and be attractive to future residents

Incorporates ecologically sustainable design principles, including excellent solar access for all living areas and water harvesting initiatives


Goodwin Aged Care Services


PBS Building


Retirement Living, Aged Care, Retirement Living










PBS Building


2022 – Winner, Special Purpose / Adaptable Commercial Construction Award - MBA Awards ACT


Richard Poulton