Mary Mackillop Retirement Village

Cowandilla SA

The Mary Mackillop Care – Cowandilla SA site redevelopment comprised 3 stages of construction at an existing ‘live’ operational facility. Lucid Consulting Australia were appointed as Building Services Consultants to the project. The main building incorporates, administration, offices, kitchen, laundry, café and community facilities.

The site redevelopment included construction of new 157 bed aged care building over 2-3 levels including a combination of dementia and high care accommodation and associated common areas, staff areas and external areas. This project was constructed over 3 stages from 2015 – 2017.

Services infrastructure was designed and planned such that each stage ‘keyed’ into the next allowing staged occupation. Critical to the planning was recognising that the existing facility was to remain operational during the construction of each Stage.

Insightful space planning and taking a long-term view towards the design of the infrastructure capacity resulted in a seamless expansion of the development over the stages, ensuring the client’s final vision for the site was realised.