Warrigal Shell Cove Village - Strongbuild selected
- Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:16
Illawarra-based care and retirement living provider Warrigal has been overwhelmed with its response to the first and now second stage release of its prime positioned Shell Cove Community Village. All 33 villas in the first release were snapped up in the first few days, similarly all 27 apartments were deposited – hot off the plans within two weeks.
After a selective tender process, Warrigal has announced that local South Coast builder ‘Strongbuild’ has been selected to start work on the 1st stage of the Community Village,
Strongbuild was established in 2000 in Berry on the South Coast of NSW, and today has offices both in Berry and Sydney. It proudly remains a rare blend of cutting edge technology and good old fashioned values. They have a strong portfolio in the retirement sector and with the HIA NSW Region, Special Purpose Housing award under their belt they’re all set to start early works in December at the Warrigal Shell Cove site
Warrigal CEO, Mark Sewell said, “We are delighted to have appointed Strongbuild as our builder for our new flagship village at the Shell Cove mariner. There are currently about 184,000 Australians living in retirement villages and this is projected to grow to 382,000 by 2025. We are doing our part in meeting the increased demand in retirement accommodation,” Mr Sewell said.
Construction began in early August 2015 on the $70 million project, which includes both much needed residential care homes and community facilities. The new village will also provide a range of important services for older people who reside outside the village. Overall, it will play a significant part in the overall Shell Cove Marina precinct.
NSW Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the NSW Government was ‘proud to contribute $17 million from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund to the state-of-the-art, 128-bed, aged-care facility and community hub’, which forms part of the Shell Cove Marina Community Village.
“Using the proceeds from the long term lease of Port Kembla, the NSW Government has been able to contribute to a worthwhile infrastructure project, which will deliver 366 jobs during construction and 128 direct care jobs when completed in 2017.”
For further information on Warrigal Shell Cove or to join the Shell Cove Village Choices Register call 1800 WARRIGAL (1800 626 670).