The new Dovetree aged care home offers spacious suites and a stunning surrounding landscape, developed by Penfold Projects, that provides spaces for comfort and relaxation.
The Wesley Mission Queensland’s newest state-of-the-art residential aged care community, Dovetree, is located within the wider Sinnamon Village community in Brisbane’s western suburbs. Dovetree will offer 144 spacious single and superior suites while the surrounds offer access to spacious living areas, beautiful outdoor balconies and landscaped gardens.
This exciting project has been another opportunity for Penfold Projects’ experienced team to showcase their ability to deliver a stunning external landscape to a site that posed multiple challenges. Not only was the site difficult to access, but it also held a very tight three-month timeframe.
The project scope featured the construction and planting of outdoor areas, involving partnerships with the FKG group for construction and Guymer Bailey for the design. The work completed by the Penfold Projects team included softscaping, hardscaping and outdoor furnishing, with the aim to execute a successful translation of “tradition meets modernity”.
Softscaping included the installation of soil, boulders, river pebbles and hoop pine mulch for the terrace gardens. A major part of the project involved the installation of steep bio batters consolidated and stabilised by the use of Geoweb as a slip-resistant environmental control measure. Additional work included podium planting, drainage and irrigation.
Hardscaping work was also conducted with the installation of tiling to add a sleek and modern look. Aiming for long-lasting performance and natural aesthetic appeal, the team elected to use timber to build the decks, screens, bridges and fences. The marriage of concrete and timber for seats and tables, complements the fusion of modern and Zen appearances to the courtyard.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the site being near a rehabilitation area, the team had to use sustainable design and handling practices to execute work that included importing soil, planting of native species, and the trimming and clearing of weeds around the waterway zone.
The project has now been handed over to Penfold Projects’ partner, Hedge Landscape Management, for post-construction maintenance. This will ensure a seamless transformation from a newly established garden to a lush tropical courtyard.