Killara Lodge Day Centre | dementia specific facility,  

northam respite centre


Client:                            Shire of Northam

Location:                       Northam, Western Australia

Description:                  Dementia Specific Facility

Construction Value:      $3.0m

Status:                           Completed 2014

An extension to the existing facility, two eight bed Respite Houses were constructed for the Shire of Northam. The intent here is for the day centre to blend into the surroundings and street scape and offer a home like environment for mostly dementia residents.  

Key issues considered for the residents were scale and proportion of spaces, visual cueing, calming landscaped gardens and ease of movement inside the houses and in the courtyards.   

Site lines were a key consideration for staff supervision and by capping the number of residents in one area to eight contributed to a calming ambience. 

This project is currently being tendered.



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