Pact begins $58m Bethanie development

22/07/2015 - 12:57

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Pact Construction has begun work on Bethanie’s $58 million aged care facility in Gwelup.

Bethanie chief executive Chris How (centre-left) breaks ground on the Gwelup site with Paul Sanders from Scarborough Church of Christ.

Pact Construction has begun work on Bethanie’s $58 million aged care facility in Gwelup.

Last week, Bethanie appointed Pact to build the Bethanie Gwelup development, which is a joint project between the not-for-profit aged-care provider and the Scarborough Church of Christ.

Bethanie Gwelup will consist of a 112-bed residential aged care facility on Karrinyup Road, as well as a church and 62 luxury apartments overlooking Lake Gwelup.

Half of the luxury apartments to be built have already been purchased, according to a statement from Bethanie.

The facility is designed to especially cater for dementia and other ‘high care’ residents.

Bethanie chief executive Chris How said the design had been based on feedback and an extensive review of facilities around the world.

“Gone is the mindset of ‘build it and they will come’. Bethanie Gwelup marks the pinnacle of modern aged care and retirement living design,” he said.

In May, Mr How told Business News that the company would be building campus-style developments of apartments co-located with care facilities as part of its strategy to deal with recent changes within the industry.

The apartments and facility are expected to be completed by early 2017.

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