Living Choice Fullarton

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Country: Australia

Client: Living Choice

Architect: CED Building Design

Services Provided: Building Services Engineering

$112-million new retirement village, advertised as “Adelaide’s finest retirement living”.

The village will comprise 141 Independent and Supported Living apartments plus a wide range of luxury leisure facilities including Indoor heated pool, Gymnasium, Cinema, Library, Hair, beauty and wellness centre and bowling green. Peace of mind is assured with 24-hour on-site care, emergency response buttons and three medical rooms for visiting practitioners.

Meinhardt was contracted by Living Choice in the early stage of the project to redesign the building services. The aim of our involvement was to provide greater value to Living Choice while simultaneously enhancing occupant amenity, personalisation and useability.

The solutions proposed included high efficiency building services coupled with best practice design principles, delivering a facility with low energy use and simple maintenance requirements. Building services and controls were relocated to back of house areas to preserve aesthetics of building. The process resulted in a cost saving to Living Choice of approximately $400,000 over the original design with Meinhardt maintaining involvement with this project and Living Choice..