- Diverse array of living options including independent living units, medium care healthy-living units, dementia-friendly aged care and respite facilities.
- Masterplan that predicts and meets future needs for residents in the area.
- Distinctive architecture and generous landscape areas contribute to a destination community with legibility and familiarity.
Aspirations for this age-friendly community development are centred on creating a new residential aged care and independent seniors’ living facility that meets the future needs of residents in the Springfield area. It also incorporates best-practice age-friendly design to create an entire age-friendly community over the course of the development.
The client is aiming to meet future demand. Given that most of Springfield’s current demographic are young families, the current market demand for later living and care is low. Demand will increase slowly over time, and it’s anticipated that as the project is fully developed over the next 20 years, the community will become home for between 4,000 and 5,000 residents. The crucial challenge is timing the staging of the works in the proposed Masterplan.
The Life3A design ethos ensures that the project will be a genuinely age-friendly precinct. As a result, residents will have the ability to live in their own home within the community safely, independently, and comfortably regardless of age, income or ability level.
Creating a place for the Springfield intergenerational community was an ideal opportunity for Life3A to put theory into practice. The Masterplan of the age-friendly village provides all the necessary facilities to suit a variety of different needs for future residents in a way that is accessible to residents and members of the public, making community a focus for the residents.