PROJECTS /ROBINA AGED CARE
Project Robina Aged Care
Architect Regional Design
Project Engineer Clive Cowdell
"Villa Serena" was commissioned by a respected local developer that specialises in aged care developments. He has been involved in a number of similar projects including "The Domain" in Ashmore and Helensvale Aged Care. Villa Serena was constructed in a number of stages, the most recent being the four storey multi level building located on the south-eastern side of the property. The site is located within the Robina Town Centre hub and close to the Pacific Highway, hospital, public transport and Skilled Park. Villa Serena is a boutique aged care community that focuses to maintain maximum independence, freedom and choices for its residents.
Westera Partners were commissioned to provide the Civil and Structural Engineering services for this development. The project architect, a long time associate of the client was also an aged care design specialist. The initial stage was a combination of single and two storey residential construction. Masonry retaining walls were detailed to provide the raised building platform when viewed from the road side. The final stage was a multi-level building with suspended concrete slabs supported by load-bearing masonry walls and concrete columns in the basement. Particular attention was given to smoke and fire separation compartments within the building with structural detaining to suit. The civil services for each stage had to be married together and incorporated into the existing infrastructure.
Villa Serena is a quality project and a testimony to the client, architect and builders ability to produce a quality development, on time and below budget. Since the completion of this project the client has successfully developed the five star residential aged care home located on Linfield drive, Helensvale.