A newly improved, three-level residential aged care facility is in Box Hill, Victoria. Situated at 40 Dorking Road, Box Hill is the site for the redeveloped Blue Cross Residential Aged Care Facility. Construction began on the refurbishment in February 2017 and was spearheaded by Builder, Buxton Constructions. By the time the development was completed in April 2018 it costed approximately $50M. MP Group were charged with managing the installation and finishing of all internal and external walls and this is also where Rondo offered our support. With the external structural steel framing having been installed 150mm out of position, Rondo’s Technical Services Team came to the rescue and designed an external stud wall system using our MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System to ‘fill the gap,’ including design of special header bracing details to support the wall.
Ultimately replacing the original timber external wall framing with the Rondo lightweight MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System, providing simplicity of construction, lighter weight and far better structural integrity. Designed by Billard Leece Partnership, the facility consists of 221 bedrooms featuring large suites with outdoor terraces, a specially designed dementia unit, a café, cinema and resident community services hub. The building itself is 3-storeys, plus a large basement for services with a carpark for 80 vehicles. The redevelopment was a welcome breath of fresh air for all residents and staff and helps with quality of life, whilst providing a more modern, happy and healthy work environment.