Current Use

The Bicton facilities currently include a few occupied independent living residences, some 21 vacant independent living units, and a vacant residential aged care facility that was decommissioned in 2016.

The redevelopment of Braemar’s Bicton facility seeks to improve the quality, range and capacity of residential care and accommodation services in Bicton to better meet contemporary living standards and aspirations.

Braemar has recognised that our Bicton site provides an opportunity for regeneration to better meet the increasing demand for aged care places in the local area, to ensure that the facility and services meet contemporary
standards of care.

The existing Aged Care Facility located on this property was closed in 2016 as it no longer meets the Australian Government’s building compliance requirements for provision of high quality aged care to residents. Additionally, the independent living units no longer meet the accommodation and amenity standards that Braemar seeks to provide all its residents.

Future Use

In order to ensure our Bicton site provides residents with a contemporary standard of living, Braemar is seeking to redevelop the site into a modern and tasteful aged care and retirement living facility, with all the amenities and services that residents and families should expect of a high quality care facility.

The improvement to our Bicton site will ensure there are attractive, contemporary and sustainable amenities on offer to the local community that will provide high quality aged care services, now and into the future.

Residential Care Facility

The new residential care building will provide state of the art facilities and services that meet modern standards and expectations.

Key proposed features include:

  • A brand-new aged care facility with residential aged care places for high care residents, including palliative care and specialised dementia care services
  • 96 rooms (one per resident), each with an ensuite, bed, sitting room, television, built in cabinetry, drawers and resident transfer hoist system
  • 12 rooms per home-cluster, with each accessing a winter garden, interior court yard, dining area, large indoor living area and lounge
  • Up to 10 beds to be provided for respite care and short stay accommodation to enable at-home carers to rest while their loved-one is looked after
  • A multi-functional wellness centre with a range of allied health services to facilitate reablement programs
  • On-site café that is available to residents, staff and visitors
  • On-site underground parking (50+ bays for staff and visitors, which exceedsrequirements) to take parking off the street accessing the facility
  • Underground delivery space to reduce congestion on the streets and one way traffic to reduce noise
  • Gopher parking and storage
  • Landscaped courtyards and gardens
  • Retention and uplift of existing large trees on the main street scape

Care Suites

The new care suites will provide contemporary living in a home style accommodation, while providing on-site access to a range of care services including food, laundry, medical and other services. The care suites will be accessible from Bristol Avenue and will include:

  • Nurses’ station at the reception which is constantly manned
  • 35 suites ranging from 2 bed and 2 bath up to 3 bed and 2 bath homes
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lounge and dining rooms in an open plan
  • Built in cabinetry and wardrobes
  • Balconies
  • Access to a range of services across the overall site
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Note: All concepts and proposed services are draft concept plans only and subject to change. All elements of Braemar ‘s Bicton development is subject to regulatory and council approvals.