ORANGE GROVE ESTATE FOR MERCYCARE
The first phase of Orange Grove Estate is a 123 bed residential care facility. The proposal is designed to serve the Orange Grove area which has a legacy as a market garden community.
A biophilic approach results in a building designed around 4 generous courtyards with edible planting, trees, allotments, sheds and a chicken run. All rooms have access to (or overlook) the courtyards and the adjacent Public Open Space.
The synergy between building and open spaces, connected by a central street, allows for the provision of separate care profiles by a unified team of professionals. This phase of the masterplan includes a ‘Town Square’ with a cafe which is a gathering place for the residents, guests and the wider Orange Grove Estate Community.
− High Care Aged Care on 2 levels
− Staged masterplan of co-located care
− Central service street and social street
− Independent care wings to facilitate different care profiles
− Dedicated secure dementia wing
− Brick and timber facades