Warrigal Care Goulburn



Warrigal Care


Hodges Shorten Architects


Construct Only


Head Contractor, Construction

Post the successful completion of Stage One of Warrigal Care Goulburn in 2008, Grindley were once again engaged in 2012 to build 36 independent living units, plus a 40 bed extension to the existing co-located aged care facility. The works involved two fully operating sites, working concurrently with the same contractual completion date.

The 36 independent living units are a combination of 2 and 3 bedroom villas, all with ensuites, private courtyards and single car garage. The kitchens include waterfall benches and exposed storage areas enhancing the open plan feel and the dining rooms open onto the undercover patio via sliding door access. Each villa is oriented to maximise light and sun amenity.

Additional parking was created on site to accommodate caravans and boating equipment.

Central to the independent living unit community, is a link road, featuring a landscaped area including a timber bridge, barbeque facilities and pergolas – all of which provide a social central hub for the villa residents.

The aged care extension increased the accommodation by 40 beds. The two new wings include a central courtyard, lounge and dining rooms, serveries, administration and staff areas, plus additional car parking. The extension works were carried out while the existing home remained operational and all beds were kept on line.

"From our point of view as the Client, it has been nothing short of a very challenging project (in more ways than just the building works), made somewhat easier by a highly competent and professional Superintendent in CYRE and Building Contractor in Grindley who promptly sort resolutions to all challenges. The project team were a group of guys who knew how to have a laugh at the worst of times but always sort resolutions to issues that were fair and reasonable and in the best interests of all, rather than just promoting a one sided position. That type of mutual respect builds relationships beyond just one project.”

David Issa, Property Development Manager, Warrigal Care