An artist’s impression of the Denman Windsor development
Denmac Nominees wants to build 98 aged care rooms and 79 independent living units across 19,159sqm in Windsor, 3km north of Brisbane’s CBD.
Designed by ThomsonAdsett, Denman says their “ageing in place solution” will see the care facilities located alongside the village in separate wings with retail, café, outdoor landscaped areas and ground floor health care services also on site.
Despite Brisbane Council recently scaling back some of its incentives for aged care developers, the city is still seeing a surge of new development including Aura Holdings launching the second stage of its Kingsford Terrace village; and Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) announcing plans to demolish and rebuild its 115-bed Berlasco Court Caring Centre, built in 1988, in Indooroopilly, 7km west of the CBD.
An artist’s impression of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) redevelopment.
Brisbane-based Denmac Nominees is the latest developer to tap into the aged care market, submitting a proposal for a 12-storey retirement facility in Brisbane’s inner north.
The retirement tower comprises 98 aged care rooms and 79 independent dwellings across 19,159sq m with ground floor commercial tenancies available for lease by health care services.
The proposal is located in Windsor, three kilometres north of Brisbane’s CBD.
Denmac is calling its proposal an “ageing in place solution”, with residential care facilities located alongside the retirement village in separate wings.
The developer is also proposing retail, food and beverage and outdoor landscaped areas in the ThomsonAdsett-designed building.
Denmac have amalgamated three sites to develop the Denmac Windsor Seniors Living project.
Denmac amalgamated 193 and 195 Lutwyche Street and 10 Lyons Street, of which the latter — a 923sq m parcel of land — was purchased most recently in 2015 for $1.5 million.
The 4,213sq m site is currently occupied by a Mercedes Benz dealership and a clothing distribution centre.
The developer’s proposal joins a surge in aged care development in Brisbane, with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland announcing plans for a 115-bed project in Brisbane’s west and Aura Holdings launching the second stage of its 53-unit Duporth independent living project in Brisbane’s Corinda.
The demand for seniors living in Brisbane is expected to double by 2025.
Other aged care development in the Sunshine State includes Aveo’s recently approved 16-storey retirement tower on the Gold Coast, which will accommodate more than 150 seniors and Japara’s $30 million aged-care facility in Robina.
Recent data collected by Ray White Commercial revealed that $147.53 million was spent on medical space in 2017 to meet Brisbane’s rapidly ageing population.
Denmac are currently awaiting approval and are yet to propose a timeline for the project.
BMD Group’s Urbex has snapped up a project site in Logan Reserve with plans to develop more than 200 land lots on the 19.42-hectare parcel of land.
The developer acquired the site for $8.2 million with expectations the development will be a $40 million project.
Urbex acquisition manager Alex Woolcock says there’s demand for affordable stock in the growing region, and expects a high percentage of buyers to come from growing families.
“Logan is one of the fastest-growing cities in Queensland and to match this we want to provide homeowners with an enviable lifestyle,” Woolcock said.
“This includes ensuring there’s plenty of green space and local parks, and necessary amenities nearby.”
Logan is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with more than 200 ethnicities represented in the region. Its population sits around the 313,000 mark according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Multimillion-dollar plans to transform Logan city’s oldest building into an innovative hub were recently announced by Logan City Council.
The city will splurge $12 million to transform the Kingston Butter Factory into a hub that will encourage emerging technologies and become a major concert and events precinct able to host thousands of patrons.
City Treasurer, Trevina Schwarz said the innovation hub concept will offer start-ups a forum to develop ideas.
“While the outdoor events space, which will incorporate a new access road to the site, will have capacity for up to 5000 patrons, making it a magnet for top-range acts and festivals,” Schwarz said.
City Image and Innovation Chairperson Laurie Smith expects the development to boost the local economy by offering a venue that will support community, start-ups and offer a platform for businesses to grow.
“We want the KBF centre of innovation to bring the community together and provide services they need. The outdoor entertainment precinct will be the largest of its type in the city, making it a major drawcard for festival and concert promoters,” Smith said.