ClarkeHopkinsClarke are currently working with Sapphire Care on the development of a new 120 bed aged care facility in Clyde North, Victoria. Located adjacent to the Blue Hills Rise Retirement Village and in close proximity to the Shopping on Clyde shopping centre, this new aged care facility provides strong connections with local infrastructure and the community. The double storey facility will provide 95 single resident rooms, 9 suites, and 16 dementia specific bedrooms, with rooms arranged around four landscaped courtyards, and lounge and dining zones arranged along a central axis for ease of access and to create a cohesive sense of community. The facility features a focus on resident lifestyle and family, providing a day spa, salon, activity rooms, cinema, blub room, multi-function room, indoor/outdoor kids play area, and café/bar with indoor and alfresco seating. The clean geometric lines of the façade create a modern aesthetic, articulated by a refined palette of light and dark tones, timber look cladding and grey blockwork. The design features a dramatic porte-cochere entry which provides a strong sense of identity and a welcoming interface for residents and visitors alike, and creates a direct visual link with the expression of form of the nearby shopping centre.