Koorootang Court Retirement Village – Community Centre and Lodge Building Corridor Refurbishment
Lendlease Retirement Living in collaboration with Arkee Creative
Koorootang Retirement Village consists of 89 Independent Living Unit’s and 33 Serviced Apartments which are located in the Lodge building. As a 35 -year-old building, the structure and in particular the corridors were in poor condition, and so, Koorootang has undergone a circa one million dollar upgrade.
The project scope delivers on the Lendlease commitment to sustainably refurbish the common areas to the Community Centre and Lodge Building and creates a sense of arrival, while improving the overall feel in the Lodge.
Arkee Design were engaged to undertake the initial design concepts and develop a comprehensive set of documentation for tender. The design and development process included full engagement with the Resident Committee and broader Resident group, with presentations, open discussions and feedback being the key focus areas.
The design concept focuses on the arrival experience to the Community Centre / Lodge buildings and contemporary refurbishment of the identified areas and surrounding landscaping. The scope of the works included upgrading the existing buildings with new automatic doors for the Lodge building entry, refurbished areas throughout, air purification system, new user friendly AV system (including a hearing loop), new furniture, upgraded residents kitchen throughout and previously underused spaces to include better functionality and landscaped areas.
Resident welfare and minimising disruption was the focus on successful delivery of this project. The construction works were tendered and delivered in stages, allowing the village to safely maintain an element of functionality in the communal areas during works.
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