The design and construction of 16 single storey independent living units and associated civil works and landscaping have recently been completed at Hampshire Road, Mansfield Park. This provides affordable units for people over the age of 55. The homes at this AnglicareSA community were designed and delivered based upon Livable Housing Australia principles. According to these principles, a home must be:
- be easy to enter
- be easy to navigate in and around
- be capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation, and
- be responsive to the changing needs of home occupants.
To optimise liveability of homes and useability of private open space, rainwater detention tanks were removed from the dwellings and on-site stormwater detention was provided within the common area. Furthermore, cost effective solutions regarding stormwater and services infrastructure were identified and implemented.
“Normus Urban Projects has been working together with AnglicareSA on a number of construction projects, including a design and construct project in Mansfield Park. The project comprises the construction of 16 two-bedroom units in Hampshire Road, Mansfield Park.
“Normus Urban Projects worked closely with AnglicareSA and its team of consultants to finalise the concept plan for the site, develop the full set of working drawings and achieve Building Rules Consent. Normus Urban Projects was proactive in coming up with cost effective solutions to resolve site constraints (e.g. stormwater and services infrastructure) and provided a number of constructive suggestions to improve the floor plans for the units to suit future tenants who will be aged over 55 years. The site was successfully completed on the 10/12/2020. This was slightly later than the original completion date but in a COVID-19 environment Normus was able to manage trades and supplies to ensure successful completion and delivery of the project within budget.
“Normus Urban Projects has proven, based on AnglicareSA’s experience to date, to be highly professional and proactive with a clear focus on building relationships and working in the best interests of their client.”
– Gino Bria (Development Manager, AnglicareSA)