As the demand for quality aged-care facilities increases, so does demand for project managers with a proven track record in this sector. In tune with this, the portfolio of care home projects for Xigo’s Wellington office continues to grow, with two new developments currently in the pipeline. Xigo are providing full project management services to client Presbyterian Support Central (PSC), including consultant engagement, design management, procurement and eventually construction contract management. Both developments are based in Wellington.
“Xigo have been working with the PSC over the past twelve months, providing project advisory services and project management on some of their exciting new developments and we have a very good working relationship with them. We also respect what they are doing, providing elderly people with high quality accommodation and facilities appropriate to their needs. Our expertise in this area is growing apace, but we always enjoy the challenges that come with new projects,” says Xigo Director Andy Mallard.
One of these developments is located at PSC’s Longview Home in Tawa. The Longview Home is well established, but is being extended to increase the options available in terms of care intensity for an aging population. The project will comprise of 43 new apartment styled units together with associated communal living and dining , and administrative areas. As part of the project, additional car parking and landscaping areas are also to be provided. The project is currently working through the design stage with an anticipated construction start date of mid-October 2018, some enabling works are already underway. Completion is expected to be early 2020.
A similar development is also underway at the Kilmarnock Heights care home site in Berhampore. The project will comprise 60 new apartment styled units together with associated communal living, and administrative areas. Likewise, with the Longview project it also extends to provide more car parking and landscaped gardens. Stage Two will comprise the construction of a new care home to replace the old and will increase the care home bed number from 40 to 72.
Both of these facilities draw their residents from the community where they are currently located and so enable those residents to continue to be associated with the community where they have recently lived and may have strong ties to. PSC provides a wide range of health and social services to people of all ages from Taranaki to Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Wairarapa and throughout the Greater Wellington region.
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