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MyVista Mirrabooka

Civil, fire, and structural engineering design for an aged care and retirement living facility

  • $44M

    Project Value

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

We kept our design of this aged care facility efficient to allow for affordable options in socially disadvantaged areas

The mix of aged care and retirement living across Perth was not enough for demand. To address this shortfall, MyVista—a not-for-profit specialising in culturally appropriate aged care—wanted to develop a modern residential facility that included dementia-specific, palliative, and chronic disease care along with retirement apartments.

Our team was engaged to execute civil, fire, and structural engineering for the seven-storey development. The primary challenge to providing this mix of residential and aged care apartments with medical facilities on the ground floor was the efficiency of construction. We needed to design as efficiently as possible for the viability of construction. The apartment block is a reinforced concrete frame with columns spaced to provide maximum flexibility whereas the aged care block is constructed from load bearing walls. Careful planning of the spaces led to minimal transfer structures and the central elevated courtyard provides a sheltered zone for residents.

The completion of this project allows our client to provide culturally appropriate aged care, allowing people to sell their homes and downsize to living that is tailored to suit their lifestyles.

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Silver Thomas Hanley
Meet Our Team

Alasdair MacKerron, Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

I enjoy the creative process of a new project; identifying risks is critical and I strive to bring imaginative solutions to the table.
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Travis Demeza, Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
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John Pezzin, Associate, Fire Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Fire Engineering

I enjoy examining every aspect of a building to identify the best strategy to safeguard life safety while meeting the client’s goals.
John Pezzin Associate, Fire Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Fire Engineering Read More

Alasdair MacKerron

Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

Travis Demeza

Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

John Pezzin

Associate, Fire Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Fire Engineering

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