Victorian Housing Designed for Seniors Wins Building Award
Media Release. Beleura Retirement Village in Mornington has been awarded the Department of Health and Ageing National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award for a purpose built detached dwelling at the Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards for 2012.
The Award recognises the project as one of the best examples of building and construction across the country in 2012. Constructed by Retirement Communities Australia, Beleura has been awarded for intelligent design and construction which enables residents to maintain an independent lifestyle through retirement.
CEO of Master Builders Australia, Wilhelm Harnisch, said the facility addresses a very important and growing demand.
“As Australia’s population ages, our housing requirements change significantly. Most Australians do not want to enter retirement by going into a nursing home. They want to maintain their independence for longer and facilities such as Beleura Retirement Village allow them to do so.
“It is a very important consideration for the industry and something it has addressed over the past decade. Intelligent design and construction is crucial for these dwellings to allow the resident to feel comfortable and at home throughout the various stages of retirement.
“Whether the retirees are in the early stages of retirement and are still mobile, or later on when they may encounter mobility or accessibility issues – these dwellings will suit their needs,” Mr Harnisch said.
The Beleura Retirement Village boasts 186 villas that set a prime example of dwellings that allow independent living for seniors. All villas are accessible without steps, bathrooms have no-step entrances into large double showers, the living and dining spaces are open plan and provide direct access to private terraces – helping people with mobility issues.
Kitchens are fitted with easily accessible under bench draws for storage and are fitted with stone bench tops and easy clean cupboards, helping the resident maintain independence by being able to cook and clean for themselves.
The Village also boasts a stunningly landscaped grounds and gardens, with a resort style clubhouse, bowling green and heated indoor pool and spa – allowing residents to exercise, relax and socialise near their homes.
Master Builders is pleased to partner with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in sponsoring the 2012 National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award, which acknowledges builders who deliver high quality, practical and liveable family homes that are adaptable to the changing lifestyles and needs of older Australians.
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