Winner – Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $10M at the 2018 Master Builders of Victoria Regional Building Awards (South West Region).

The Star of the Sea Aged Care is a state-of-the-art facility, located in Torquay. This project was constructed for Villa Maria Catholic Homes as an extension to the previously completed retirement village consisting of 70 private villas. The aged care facility boasts a host of amenities including 96 bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, serveries, a café, reception, a chapel and a dedicated dementia ward. Each bedroom is equipped with a cupboard, dresser, television and a private ensuite with a shower, toilet and vanity units. Additionally, six accessible ensuites were constructed to meet the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements set out in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The $18.8 million project saw Lyons Construction assemble and manage a large team of experienced personnel and subcontractors to guarantee a high-quality and time sensitive completion in all areas of construction – from concrete, post-tensioning and structural steel to Hebel power-panels, brickwork and metal cladding. Externally, the project is fully-landscaped with exposed aggregate concrete pavements and features a car park with 50 spaces for staff and visitors.

The Lyons Construction Board wishes to thank all involved in the construction of the Star of the Sea Aged Care Residence and dedicates the MBVA Excellence in Construction Award to their hard work, expertise and commitment to the project. 

Location: 1290 Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay
Value Range: $15m to $20million
Client: Villa Maria Catholic Homes
Architect: Smith & Tracey Architects

Award: Master Builders of Victoria 2018 Regional Building Awards South West Region – Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $10M