Goodwin Village Monash
Goodwin Aged Care Services (GACS) is Canberra’s largest Aged Care provider, with 3 villages currently operating in the ACT. In response to Canberra’s aging population GACS is expanding its operations across Canberra, one of which was the design and development of Stage 2 of its Monash Village.
This recently completed project features, a 7.9ha site, a 2 storey 120 bed Residential Aged Care Facility, a 150 single storey independent living units comprising 8 different unit types to suit different needs and budgets,
a Village Lifestyle Centre including community rooms, business centre, library, gymnasium, hairdresser, a chapel, men’s shed and bar and extensive landscaping including a number of themed gardens.
All buildings are designed to achieve a high-quality built product and to minimise ongoing maintenance costs through the life cycle of the building. Each dwelling incorporates , single skin external face brickwork, with an internal timber frame ensuring that all external painting is minimised into the future, high levels of insulation to the walls and ceilings, internal walls are generally metal stud with fire rated plasterboard and set down slabs to wet areas to achieve a seamless threshold for easy access.
Stage 2 is of a substantial scale and as such a number of ESD initiatives have been incorporated into the development and have been targeted to preserve the natural amenity of the site.