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Construction starts at Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla

  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla: Site Plan
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla: View from Noble St
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla: Aerial View from Hutchens St
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla: new Memory Support Unit
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla: new Memory Support Unit
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla
  • Whyalla Aged Care Inc.: Copperhouse Court Redevelopment, Whyalla

Whyalla Aged Care Inc. operates aged facilities including Yeltana, Annie Lockwood and existing independent living units on their Newton Street Site, as well as Copperhouse Court, which is located at Flinders Aveune, Whyalla Stuart.

The Redevelopment of their Copperhouse Court Nursing Home, comprising a new 14 bed Memory Support Unit along with extensive refurbishment to the existing facility, has  for a total project cost approaching $10m.

Whyalla Aged Care Inc: Independent Living Units

 Expression of Interest for Builders

Tenders will be called in February for 16 Independent Living Units at Newton St Whyalla.

The project consists of 16 residential independent Living Units as part of the retirement area. There is one fully accessible designed house with all the others of proportions that will facilitate occupants comfortably with good circulation areas and easy use fitouts.

This is a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom options based on a five floor plan types. The majority of the houses are hosted together as a duplex style, with a shared party wall joining the garages. There are also a few stand-alone houses within the development. The planning of the site is two rows of eight houses, with one row of direct access off Newton Street. The second row will be accessed via an internal roadway.

Licensed Builders interested in tendering should register in writing with the Architects, including details of similar work undertaken, current commitments and three referees by noon on Friday 18th January 2019.

P.O. Box 3054, Unley, SA  5061 or jfheld@rusyel.com.au

Buildings that contribute to a longer life

As architects we interpret the brief into a built form for our clients.

What we miss sometimes is how our buildings interface with their surroundings and community. The idea of the perfect home in suburbia does not necessarily provide opportunities for social interaction and congregation, as they may be far from businesses, public spaces and services.

This interesting short talk is food for thought on how social interaction and life style contributes to people’s longevity in life.

This talk sparked my interest on how we, as designers, can help to contribute to people’s social life through our buildings.

I am particularly keen to see how in our current aged care projects we can better provide social interaction to reduce the feeling of loneliness for residents.

How can we activate shared spaces?

How can we make spaces more inclusive?

How can we encourage social interaction?

How can our design make people happier?

These are just a few of the questions we need to consider and incorporate in our work.