TSA has a long relationship with RSL LifeCare. This project was a new kind of venture for RSL LifeCare. We were engaged to help them anticipate what was needed from a strategic, operations and staffing point of view.
A developer found a master site down the west end of Newcastle and put concept drawings together following the vision to create an urban village for the aged care space.
The construction of the 14 storey vertical aged care building was completed in January 2020. What makes this development unique is it captures all the benefits of retirement and nursing care in the one building where traditionally they would have been on a separated on a large site.
There were several consultants, developers and funders involved in the project with the project having a real local feel to it due to its location in the centre of town.
The TSA Project Director and Senior Project Manager were involved in the project since its inception and provided development advice to RSLLC prior to purchasing land for the village. TSA continued as Project Manager throughout the entire development, continuing as advisor, development manager, design manager and contracts administrator for the construction of the facility. This provided continuity throughout the project ensuring knowledge was able to be shared throughout all phases.
During the initiation stage of the project, TSA formulated an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contracting mechanism, which included utilisation of the developer to undertake the early works. Through this process, the project was able to progress rapidly without waiting for the time included in a typical procurement process.
For more about the project, visit the RSL LifeCare website.
Independent Living Units
Personal Emergency Response System