bayview aged care extension, carrum downs, vic

role Architecture & Interior Design value $6.2 million area 2,500m² completed date current

peckvonhartel have been engaged by Japara Holdings as part of ongoing upgrade and renovation works on the Bayview Aged Care Facility in Carrum Downs.

The project involves a 40 bed extension to the existing facility and a refurbishment of 22 rooms within an existing building to meet new government funding guidelines that preference single bedrooms with en-suites.

The design process has sought to standardise the rooms for the new extension and in doing so create a cost-effective and contemporary design that will ‘future proof’ the Bayview facility.

peckvonhartel are aware of the user requirements for aged care through a number of successfully completed Japara facilities. Bayview, however, has a somewhat unique brief that seeks to create a low maintenance state of the art aged care facility that can be used as a show piece for Japara’s future developments.

peckvonhartel’s response has been to maximise the design’s outlook on what is an elevated site in Carrum Downs. The building form is low and horizontal minimising its impact on the surrounding residential neighbourhood, whilst the site landscaping and works to the entry porte-cochere enhance the sense of arrival to the facility.

The project is currently in Design Development with building work set to begin early in 2014.