Calvary, one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, has appointed Fender Katsalidis to design the redevelopment of their seniors living precinct in Brighton. The vision is for a range of modern accommodation and support services that facilitate integrated ageing-in-place with architectural attributes that leverage the site’s premium location.

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Melbourne, Australia






34,542 sqm



Traditional Custodians

Wurundjeri people

The design is inspired by the site’s heritage and bayside location with exterior materials selected to be robust, durable, natural and redolent of the local beach side context. Market leading internal care and residential accommodation environments incorporate natural light, efficiency and functionality.

The arrival pavilion is envisaged as the focal built form, signalling the precinct address and entrance point. Recesses and articulations are introduced in both the northern and southern blocks, responding to their internal arrangements. The northern portion of the site edges are infill with built form to create the opportunity for a landscaped court.

Central to the whole precinct is the provision of a generous green open space, the Village Green, which has dual residential access from both bounding streets. Approximately 2000sqm of landscaped area is proposed with the space offering leafy outlooks from internal suites into the precinct.

The mixed-use precinct will represent the very best in the future of residential aged care and serve as the flagship in Calvary’s expanding seniors living portfolio. The site comprises an existing multi-level, purpose-built aged care facility along with several recently acquired adjacent properties.

The proposed 4-storey residential aged care facility will cover 34,500sqm and consist of 245 accommodation units with supporting amenities that offer a continuum of care, allied health, wellbeing and lifestyle services. The design offers a range of well-sized individual accommodation in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, complete with daily nursing care and shared activity areas to promote connectivity and healthy living.

The Elanora Brighton precinct will represent an evolution of aged care typology undergoing rapid adjustments, meeting a growing consumer sector demanding better seniors living options.

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