About the project
Conrad Gargett was engaged by Ozcare, in collaboration with Gallus Partners, to design a modern and luxurious seniors living facility in Newstead, Brisbane in Queensland.
A key driver for the project team was to seamlessly weave the building design into the existing suburban fabric, to deliver a premium mixed-use project, comprising residential, retail and commercial amenities for community benefit. The practice has designed the proposed dual-tower development to deliver 142 independent living units (ILUs), as well as a 120-bed residential aged care facility (RACF). It is to be constructed over a complex four-storey podium incorporating 3000m2 of commercial space, RACF support area and car parking. Additional car parking is provided in a single basement level.
The first of the two towers will reach 16-storeys in height, with the second reaching 21-storeys. The well-appointed 6,180 square metre site, which shares frontages with Evelyn, Waterloo and Gordon Streets in Newstead, has expansive viewing corridors.
Fundamental to the design is the delivery of elements that align with Brisbane City Council’s ‘New World City Design Guide – Buildings that Breathe’ to address living in subtropical South East Queensland.