St Basils The Grove, Randwick

The project comprises a 114-bed residential care facility and 79 retirement living apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. There are also community facilities including a chapel, day care centre, multi-purpose hall, pool, exercise rooms, allied health rooms and a cafe. PTW assisted St Basil’s Homes in developing the brief for the residential care facility through consultation with its management and care teams; and review of trends in the industry. The St Basil’s care model is undergoing change for which the new building design is acting as a catalyst – for example, deletion of nursing stations and provision of care packages to the apartments to enable ageing in place.

The residential care rooms are planned around two light filled atria, promoting a sense of orientation and engagement that is commonly lacking in similar facilities.

The site is part of the curtilage of the historic Brigidine Convent and more than 50% is covered by magnificent fig trees. It is located in the centre of The Spot village.