PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
The $65 million Portofino Hamilton project is well and truly out of the ground, with the roof currently being completed and the internal fitout and external finishes under way.
QRS Group CEO David Barrie said inquiries in the aged-care project had been strong, but the company operated a little bit differently and wouldn’t be taking pre-sales.
With project completion expected this year, construction is going well, with 70 per cent of the retail area already under agreement.
Mr Barrie said the feature he most liked about the development was the personal touch that enabled couples to remain together as they aged. “As an aged-care provider we see the negative impact on couples being unable to remain together due to changing care needs,” he said. “I’m most excited about the flexibility ... to allow couples to remain together, even if their care needs differ greatly.”
On completion Portofino will be home for up to 250 residents in 100 aged-care suites and 46 fully self-contained units. The development also features four penthouse apartments averaging 220sq m plus balconies.
Mr Barrie said the feedback had been encouraging. “We have had positive feedback on the location and flexibility around our delivery of care supporting couples to remain together,” he said.
The 100 aged-care suites are designed to accommodate ageing-in-place with basement car parks, adjoining balcony areas and kitchenettes, fostering independent living for as long as possible. The 46 apartments also foster independent living while enabling couples to remain together.
There is plenty of luxury on the penthouse level with three and four-bedroom options with beautiful views and large balcony areas.
Adding to the personal-care atmosphere of the development is a Village Green providing an internal piazza with open-air big screen television projection and located next to boutique shopping and cafe facilities.
Artist’s impression of Portofino Hamilton, which is due for completion this year and will have river and park views.