Project Specifications

Thompson Estates

$1.8 million

Glen Waverley, Victoria

August 2017

Construction of a 10 bed extension to an existing aged care facility


Total Construction was engaged by Thompson Estates to construct a new 10 bed extension to their existing facility on Chesterville Road, Glen Waverley.

This was our first project with Thompson Estates, but our third with architect Roy Hodgson.

The scope comprised the construction of a new extension over the top of an existing single level 5 bed/ activities wing. The existing 120 bed aged care facility remained fully operational for the duration of the works. We also made some minor alterations to the exterior of the building to accommodate the new works.


The construction site was at the rear of the facility – accessibility was a critical management item for the success of the first floor of the extension. The facility has neighbouring properties on both sides which meant tight rear access at best and a focus on noise/ traffic reduction to ensure the neighbours were not unduly affected by the works.


As a means of managing costs, Total offered alternative methodologies and products at tender stage including an alternative lift package which were accepted by the client.

Project Contact

Guy Finnis
General Manager VIC

Guy has a wealth of experience within the construction industry. With roles as Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and General Manager, he has successfully completed many projects over the 22 years in the industry. His project portfolio includes sectors such as health, commercial, industrial and residential – new constructions, refurbishments and fit outs. Guy’s strength is his strong collaborative skills, and ability to bring the best out of people and a project.