The project, lead by Project Managers APP and local construction company Core Property Group, will improve the services and facilities for residents and is expected to be completed by April 2020.
The CA Brown Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colin Osborne says the re-development is a significant investment to the Lake Macquarie area, which has a higher number of seniors than the state average, providing employment to over 1,500 people over the two-year period, with a peak of 160 local workers per day.
“The re-development will include 126 single en-suite rooms (18 of those being dementia specific), a purpose-built Day Therapy Centre, café, and a number of multi-purpose spaces, including a Chapel,” he says.
“The facility has been re-designed to provide a new entry to the residential village and newly landscaped surroundings, which separates service vehicles from resident-related traffic movements.”
Despite being on the Anglican Care Board for 13 years, this is Malcolm McDonald’s first development since becoming Chair of the group.
“It is projects like this that allow us to build on our wonderful history of care and concern as well as our commitment to provide contemporary high-quality services underpinned by Christian philosophies,” Mr McDonald says.
“It is a period of growth for the organisation and it is exciting to expand our footprint within the Diocese and to be able to provide services to a growing number of older people.”
This is an exciting project for Anglican Care, with CA Brown Village being their first facility 60 years ago and is considered Anglican Care’s ‘spiritual home’.
In 2005, CA Brown Village underwent a development with new duplex units, a new community room and a new administration home, but this will be the largest re-development on the site to date.