When integrated property and construction group Pindan went into administration in May, the $70 million redevelopment of aged provider Rosewood’s home in West Leederville, 3km northwest of Perth’s CBD, was almost finished.
Rosewood CEO Mario Zulberti admitted it was a setback and considered bringing in a new builder. Then he decided it would be easier if the staff, with the help of contractors, finished the job themselves.
“Our team has undergone the most stringent compliance training to ensure our contractors complete the cosmetic work to the highest standards so we can deliver the innovative purpose-built facility we envisioned,” said Mr Zulberti.
Construction of the 152-bed home was to be completed earlier this year however, it is now tipped to open by the end of the year with residents moving in from next month.
The 5,454sqm site includes a community on-site cafe, basement parking, a wellness centre, a day centre and educational rooms for medical, nursing and allied health trainees, as well as over one million dollars in public art.
Rooms start from $550,000 with 15 customisable configurations to suit the tastes of any resident including different sizes, different balcony options and the ability to convert two rooms into a large apartment to provide more space for couples.