Design Development entails taking our concept and adding all the structural and aesthetic components. Our architects Thomson Adsett have already commenced this part of the project along with all the required specialised consulting contractors and anticipate it will take 6-8 months to conclude.
Once concluded, drawings will require Building Approval to ensure all proper requirements in construction and safety have been met, then they go back to council for final sign off before we can tender for builders, in all about 12 months away.
The building has been designed to accommodate both the cultural needs of our Indian community and the current and future needs of our ageing population. It will be a five story building with underground parking. The ground floor will contain a reception, a small dining area/restaurant, a commercial kitchen, café and large meeting/display areas for a possible museum or gallery.
Each additional floor will accommodate resident rooms which will all be single room with ensuite bathrooms set in a household configuration of 10-12 rooms in each. Each household will share a kitchen, dining area and lounge area. We will have a number of larger shareable family rooms on each floor to accommodate couples.
As the site shares a common boundary with a fabulous park, the designers have been able to ensure that maximum light will enter the building. Elsewhere open courtyards and balconies allow residents and families to enjoy the outside.
After much consultation with the community, its Elders and spokes persons the design has incorporated features relevant to supplying an enriching and culturally appropriate environment for the Indian elderly community to live a life that’s worth living.