Regis Chelmer 120 Bed Aged-care Resort




Disciplines:Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Industries:Aged Care & Retirement Living



Master Builders QLD 2018 - Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes 

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Project Dates:2015

About the Project

With a brief to create a protective community, the new building is designed with careful consideration to the sites existing heritage building and the existing private residential homes that surround the site. 

To minimise visual impact the perceived bulk from street level has been reduced by pushing the top and bottom levels of the building back into the site, emphasizing a “two-storey” structure at the front.


The quality of your design and landscaping has taken Aged Care living to the next level. The result of the renovation of the existing old building on site was exceptional – the blend of old against the new contemporary design of the main building is perfect. The use of different materials, stone, wood and steel – the two internal courtyards and the cocktail lounge on the roof makes Regis Chelmer the flagship of the portfolio. The landscaping and garden design is outstanding, again takes it to a new level! You and your team were a pleasure to deal with, your professionalism and ability to deal with issues as they arose was greatly appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending PDT as an architect of choice to any providers wishing excellence. Thank you, you and your team are welcome back anytime.
Fiona Kirk Operations Manager QLD / NSW - Regis Aged Care


Two central courtyards flood the internal building spaces with natural light and provide views to landscaping for residents and providing a “figure 8” internal walking trail.

A lightweight “protective veil” delicately wraps the external façade of the building, allowing natural light and transparency but also “protecting” the building both metaphorically and physically. 

The project will incorporate a Club Services wing, dementia specific wing and offer a cafe, cinema, hairdressing salon, eZone and landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy. The project will open in 2017.


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