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company was also asked to ensure easy access to
technology for staff to attend to their administrative
duties while they were among residents.
e beauty of the architectural solution at
Kingia lies in its innovation. Silver omas Hanley
developed a two-storey design that made the
best use of available land space, while facilitating
efficient staffing and operation and offering a
warm and stimulating environment.
e two storeys provide ample floor space
for activity hubs, the Kingia retail arcade and
specialist care areas. First floor balconies allow
bed access, and full height windows to all
bedrooms help connect high care residents to
Rooms on the ground floor feature French
doors and full height windows to let in the
natural light and allow residents to enjoy the
views and feel closer to nature.
SwanCare Group chief executive officer
Graham Francis said Kingia had generated much
interest from residents and their families, staff
and the aged care sector.
"In so many ways, the facility has challenged
the traditional notion of what an aged care facility
should be and has opened up debate on what such
a facility can be," he said.
Silver Thomas Hanley
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