Part of the Masterplanning study of the aged care service at Mayflower Village Gerringong included a review of existing Individual Living Units on the site. It was identified that the access by residents from the units to site community facilities was limited due to the existing topography of the site – some of the existing roadways and pathways have a greater incline than 1:14. This isolates residents to their unit which is further exacerbated by not having car accommodation directly at the front door.
SQC ARCHITECTURE’S SOLUTION
SQCA in collaboration with UCA reviewed opportunities around redevelopment, part redevelopment and reconstruction of units of the village areas to increase the opportunity for resident interaction with other parts of the site. Major roadways within the site were maintained and additional interconnection roads were introduced to give additional vehicular access to the front of existing ILUs for car accommodation. Different floor plans options were developed for reconstruction, new villas and refurbishment of the existing hostel into ILUs.