Star of the Sea Aged Care Residence

  • ClientVilla Maria Catholic Homes
  • Completed2017
  • LocationHorseshoe Bend Road, Torquay
  • Value Range$15M - $20M
  • ArchitectSmith + Tracey Architects
About the project

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.

Lyons Construction was thrilled to be awarded the Excellence in Construction – Commercial Buildings Over $10M award and Commercial Builder of the Year – South West at the 2018 Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV) Regional Building Awards. The Lyons Construction Board wishes to thank all involved in the construction of the Star of the Sea Aged Care Residence and dedicates the MBAV Excellence in Construction Award to their hard work, expertise, and commitment to the project.