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We are getting closer to finishing the project at Glades Bay Gardens but it will still take some months to complete all of the additional work that we have added to the project. The following work will be completed by the end of the year:
Although the building program has extended from what we originally planned, I am sure everyone will appreciate that the work that we are doing will provide a greater level of comfort, amenity and ambiance for the residents and staff at Glades Bay Gardens.
The Aged and Community Services National Open Day for aged care facilities across Australia (and indeed many other countries) inspired us to open the $3M renovation of Glades Bay Gardens to the public and to invite Tim Webster to broadcast his Saturday 2UE program from the facility. There was never an expectation that the whole project would be finished (we estimate final completion October 2014) but builders, Twilight Aged Care staff and numerous contractors worked tirelessly to ensure the front courtyard and key indoor areas were completed and looking their best. We could not have been blessed with more perfect weather or a more beautiful day. Read More
To launch our $3M overhaul at Glades Bay Gardens, and as part of the Aged and Community Services Open Day, we will be opening Glades Bay Gardens to the public on Saturday, 21st June. Popular broadcaster, Tim Webster of radio 2UE will be broadcasting live from Glades Bay Gardens and we encourage you to put the date in your diary and bring your family along. There will be food and entertainment and special guests and maybe even a few prizes or surprises.
It has been a busy time at Glades Bay Gardens with the commencement of our major development program on 1 July. We commenced setting up the site with the delivery of site sheds, clearing of trees and the old tennis court surface and fencing the construction zone. Visitors will know that parking space is limited and with the establishment of the construction zone parking space has further reduced. For the duration of the building program we are asking staff and visitors to park on the street, rather than on site. We need to ensure that emergency vehicles, service and building materials delivery can enter the site at all times.
In the last week we commenced in earnest with some demolition of concrete. This was a very noisy exercise and we appreciate the patience of everyone at the home while this was done. Fortunately the worst of the demolition is now over.
We have established temporary dining space in the former lounge. Visitors will notice that the offices and hairdressing salon the the old dining room have been partitioned off and are now part of the building site. The office is now located in Apartment 39 on Level 4. You might also notice that there are lots of cabling running across ceilings. We have temporarily relocated all our communication equipment out of the building zone that that we can maintain our telephone and computer systems.
From the week beginning 22 July we will see the commencement of ground works for footings and foundations. Through out August and into September we will see the building taking shape. Like us on FaceBook to get regular updates and photo notifications to your wall.