Holy Spirit Westcourt retirement living taking shape
THE $100 million redevelopment of the Holy Spirit Westcourt aged care and retirement centre has passed the halfway stage.
Stages two and three of the centre, which includes the Coral Sea Gardens Retirement Village and the Bethlehem Nursing Centre, are almost complete.
It involves the community centre and 38 residential units.
Holy Spirit Care Services chief executive officer Kevin Mercer said contractor Hutchinson Builders, which started work in June last year, were in the last phase of the community centre, gym, function room, servery, cafe and chapel, while the car park and landscaping were well under way.
He said the 38 units should be finished next month. Mr Mercer said nine of the two and three bedroom units had been sold to mainly Far Northern people.
Prices start from the low $300,000s for the two bedroom units and low $400,000s for three bedrooms.
He said work on the fourth and fifth final stages, which included another 104 units worth about $40 million, would not start until the 38 had all been sold.
"Once completed it will boast state-of-the-art facilities and care services for its residents and provide a vibrant and caring living environment for over 70s," Mr Mercer said.
A display unit will open for viewing in early September.
"We are delighted with how Holy Spirit Westcourt has taken shape over the last 12 months," Mr Mercer said.
"The redevelopment is a milestone for us and reinforces our commitment to providing high quality retirement living and care services in north Queensland."
Mr Mercer said Holy Spirit Westcourt offered independent and private living for over 70s in modern and spacious apartments with available services including around the clock nursing, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and catering.
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Living in style: Holy Spirit Care Services Facilities Manager Nick McSorley at the new Holy Spirit Westcourt complex. Picture: Stewart McLean