• Location

    23 McGilton Road, Berri

  • Completed

    September 2021

  • Architect

    Bell Architecture

  • Area


  • Type


  • Delivery Type

    Design & Construct

  • Duration

    10 months

  • Project Manager

    Jim Allen & Associates

  • Value

    $10M - $20M

Consideration, collaboration and care

Calvary Care has once again partnered with our construction team to carry out the construction of their St Catherine's residential aged care home in regional South Australia.

Situated in the peaceful country town of Berri near the banks of the Murray River, this facility is as homely as it is functional.

Our construction team in Adelaide was engaged at the concept phase of the build owing to our experience working with the client and proven track record in this sector. This allowed us to get in and get the job done, working collaboratively from concept to completion.

Designed by Bell Architecture, the brief set out to create a generous space to accommodate up to 50 senior residents with the utmost consideration for their wellbeing and quality of life. A vision that was abundantly delivered.

Comprehensive service amenities on site

The 3,500 sqm development has been well thought out to give residents a connection to the outdoors all year round. Spread across four wings of the building are 50 fully equipped rooms featuring ensuite bathrooms and built-in robes, many with a private patio looking out onto landscaped areas.

Residents can also access a whole gamut of services on the premises, such as; new common area amenities, a commercial-grade kitchen and café, medical facilities, a chapel, hair salon, library, loungerooms, alfresco dining,  and plant areas.

Cavalry Aged Care Facility hairsalon
Cavalry Aged Care Facility library
Cavalry Aged Care Facility cafe
cavalry berri aged care facility chapel

A purposeful layout and design

Due to the sheer size of the facility, a fundamental component of the design was ensuring easy access to services and breakout areas. To achieve this, our construction team worked closely with the architect and client to incorporate a variety of sizable common areas, all in close proximity to the rooms.

For daily operations; new staff areas, storerooms, laundry facilities, dirty utilities and ample car parking make the premises all the more functional for employees and visitors alike.

The scope of work also included extensive bulk earthworks and storm water diversion works through the site and adjoining streets, infrastructure and services reticulation. The team put their experience with like-minded projects to good use - suggesting practical solutions along the way and leaving no stone unturned.

It has been a pleasure working with Calvary Care to deliver such an impressive aged care facility for the retirement community of Berri. We look forward to continuing this valued partnership with Calvary Care in the healthcare space.

- SA Director and State Manager Dale Sweeney

Cavalry Berri Aged Care Facility entrance
Cavalry Aged Care Facility reception area
Cavalry Aged Care Facility outdoor area
Cavalry Aged Care Facility alfresco dining
Cavalry Aged Care Facility dining area
Cavalry Aged Care Facility loungeroom

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