The Village by Scalabrini, Drummoyne
Northrop was engaged by Scalabrini Aged Care and Residential Villages to deliver their vision of creating a technologically advanced facility: The Village by Scalabrini. We were engaged based on our senior team’s extensive experience, as well as our existing strong working relationship with the client, which has seen us previously deliver several successful projects.
Core to the client’s brief – and one of the key challenges – was to connect a new, large care facility into a well-developed inner west Sydney suburb, while retaining an existing chapel and incorporating it into the final design.
We worked closely with the client from day one to explore options that would provide a technologically advanced facility, cementing Scalabrini’s reputation as an outstanding provider of care to the frail and those living with dementia, as well as being an outstanding provider to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Custom-built, tailored approach
The brief – to create a facility with tomorrow’s technology – was challenging in that technology moves so quickly. What is new today can be outdated next week. To ensure we delivered the very best solution we sought the advice of several communication gurus, and guided the client through each option before deciding on the most practical, suitable solution for the development.
As a result, a custom-built interface dashboard was developed, peer reviewed for validation and implemented on site. The technology included circadian lighting with advanced dimming technology, and resident monitoring saw high level live surveillance models, smart floor resident call systems and high-level interface with HAVC and hydraulic systems incorporated in the design. Each step of the way the client was kept well informed on every milestone decision and attended critical meetings with the design team.
The custom-built dashboard, featuring the high security dementia monitoring system and the most advanced lighting and resident systems secured an award for Best Care Facility at the 2018 Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards.
For more information on the services we offer, our team and recent senior living and care experience, click here.