Alfred Carson Lodge on Bay Road Claremont is a new 90 bed high care nursing home built by Perkins Builders for Silver Chain Nursing Association (SCNA).
This new building replaces the existing 54 bed nursing home on the same site. Four adjoining residential properties were acquired to allow for the expanded facility.
The predominately single level building exhibits high quality external features in keeping with the prestigious residential environment in which it is located.
The development is focused around a series of passive/active internal courtyard spaces. This provides residents safe, secure and private open space for activity or passive enjoyment. Internal areas and functions open into these spaces with glazing and operable windows and doors to bring the outdoors in.
In the 2010 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards this project won the title of Best Health/Aged Care Building.