Extension to an existing six-storey (flagship) aged-care facility.
This was our seventh project for Japara – a flagship facility located on Punt Road, Windsor.
We were initially engaged to construct a new two-level extension to the existing five-storey building and plant room. We discovered early in the construction that the existing structure couldn’t take the load of the new level so we assisted in the re-design of the steel structure and installed a false floor over existing load-bearing walls.
By working with the client and consultants, we were able to meet Stage 1 quality, budget and timeline targets. We also erected a complete perimeter scaffold with an external lift to minimise the impact of the works to the facility and residents. This was our biggest scaffold project to date.
During the works on levels 6 and 7, Japara requested a complete refurbishment to all other floors which included for new fixtures, fittings, tiles, lighting and nurse call system, along with an additional 14 new en-suites throughout the levels.
The resulting project is a showcase facility for Japara. The standard of the new level is second to none and boasts private dining and a full commercial kitchen, en-suite rooms, and a butler service to residents.
As the facility was to remain fully operational throughout the construction works, the ongoing comfort of residents meant that we needed to implement noise restrictions. We also needed to program and coordinate more than 300 resident moves throughout the refurbishment works.
Originally from a financial executive perspective and now as CEO, Jeff has broad industry experience across the construction, engineering and property development market segments. Leveraging his skills obtained from becoming a Chartered Accountant and completing an MBA, Jeff is responsible for the leadership and operational performance management of the company within the strategy and business plan agreed by the Board.