The construction of a seniors independent living development has reached new heights.
The latest addition to Garden Village, The Cascades retirement living development, has hit the 13-month mark of the 18-month construction project.
An on-site “topping out” ceremony on April 24 celebrated the completion of the final vertical elements.
The final level four slab of stage two was poured on April 14, signalling the completion of all external structural works.
Garden Village chief executive officer Tim Everson said when an additional 80 residents moved in, it would increase the Garden Village community to about 420 people.
Residents will move in during a staged process later this year.
“We are very, very proud and I would like to congratulate the board of directors in their wisdom for settling on such a great model,” Mr Everson said.
Mr Everson acknowledged everyone involved in bringing the development to life.
The Cascades project will deliver 52 apartments across two buildings, each with five floors of accommodation and a basement car park with a total of 58 car spaces.
The $30 million self-care apartment complex will include a restaurant, coffee shop, gymnasium, community centre and activity rooms that will be tailored for residents’ specific activities, in addition to an outdoor retreat.
Residents will be able to tap into optional care and support services, if needed.
Construction group Watpac is building the complex.
Watpac regional manager NSW Amos Frankel said the Watpac team had been steadfast in its end goal of delivering a quality project.
About 120 tradespeople are on site each day.
Board member Gordon Findlay said it had been an exciting journey for each member of the board.
He said the development was one of the largest building projects in the Hastings Valley at the moment.
Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker and mayor Peta Pinson were among the guests at the April 24 ceremony.
The Cascades will be the region’s first vertical self-care accommodation purpose-designed for retirement living.