The staged redevelopment of this ageing in place community involves a new 150-bed RACF, 142 new ILAs across four buildings, a community centre and underground car parking. 32 existing ILUs are to be retained. The design concept revolves around the notion of a village and encourages interaction between residents. A key feature is the landscaped pedestrian spine which connects each of the buildings and transforms into a ‘village centre’ in the middle of the site. Clustered around this core are a well-being centre, lounge, cafe/restaurant and other activity buildings similar to the structure of a traditional town centre.
Created in close collaboration with the owner managers Baptcare, The Orchards is still being developed as part of a dynamic three-stage masterplan, the content of which is constantly reviewed and revised based on feedback from residents, sales agents, the operators and other experts, to ensure maximum integration of all the project’s elements.
The Orchards masterplan comprises: