The new Retirement Village in Isabella Gardens provides 123 new Independent living Units (ILU’s) in total with a variety of one, two and three bedroom villas, combined with Community Clubhouse facilities.
The villas are conveniently located within walking distance to the local Isabella Plains Shops and just a couple of minutes away from the Tuggeranong Hyperdome shopping centre, a local bus service is also expected to stop near the Isabella Garden’s entrance.
The PBS team ensured the living units are all designed with modern styling, practicality, sustainability. Without exceeding the set budget providing cost effective units Isabella Gardens has been proudly announced as the first Retirement living villa in Australia to achieve the Liveable Housing Australia “Gold” rating.
Each villa has been carefully architecturally planned and designed to provide energy efficiency for an environmentally friendly and cost effective living. The units are designed and purposely built to service our ageing population of the Canberra region, developed by Lend Lease Retirement Living. The construction type of the villas are a tradition build form with a “twist”.
Lend Lease together with Blue Scope Steel and Custom Steel (Frame and Roof manufacturer Orange) in consultation with PBS reviewed the possibility of developing a construction methodology to prevent fall from heights risks, by constructing the roof in its entirety on the ground and then craning the entire roof in place onto the wall frames. In order to facilitate such a industry initiative there was significant design development required from all stakeholders to ensure the construction and delivery could be achieved.