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PBC Site Manager Simon Danckert shares his latest project focusing on seven disability villas and a social hub which will feature distinct roof designs while blending in with the surrounding structures.
What is the project you are currently working on and when did it start?
The Project – Mercy Connect – is the construction of 7 disability villas and a social hub. 5 of the villas are independent living and 2 will house an attached live-in care. The development is located next door to the clients (Mercy Connect) already established live-in care facility, the two will combine and provide a shared driveway, increased off-street parking, and the provision of an undercover carport. We have been here on site since the 19th of April and so far, have made good progression with site establishment, clearing to design levels, inground services, and preparation for raft slabs.
What were the requirements in the design to ensure all access needs were met?
The project is designed to comply with AS1428 disability standards. In addition to this, the plans include a path network linking all villas to the social hub and the covered carpark allowing residents from the new and existing complex to socialise and easily access transport to outside activities.
Are there any interesting features about the design?
The Architecturally designed buildings incorporate flat, over-lapping roof designs with the inclusion of triangular-shaped windows to give a modern look to the property while still taking into consideration the need to blend with surrounding structures, this is achieved by using a balanced selection of new and existing colours. Another interesting feature of the property due to the easy access requirements of the residents is the designed flow from inside floor levels to the outside landscape.
When can we see it finished?
The project’s intended completion date is early April 2022.
What is your next project coming up?
I am new to the PBC team and will be devoting all my time to the successful delivery of the Mercy Connect project for now, with that being said, I am always looking for better newer ways in which I can best deliver my role on this or any other future PBC project.