Entrant Simon Construction Limited
Project Partners Simon Construction Limited (Construction Company), Dalman Architects (Architect/Designer)
Owned by Russley Village Limited. Generus Living Group
The Russley Homestead, a multi-purpose building for residents, sets new standards for design and luxury retirement village living. The Christchurch building has areas purpose-built for entertainment and socialising including a boutique cinema with tiered seats, a café, and brasserie. There is also a library, study, computer area, an arts and crafts space, hair salon and wellness rooms for health professionals.
Judges comments This was a very restricted site, in the centre of an occupied retirement village, and adjacent to another project being constructed by a different contractor. Safety, particularly of the residents, was a paramount consideration throughout the duration of the works. The building successfully conveys a “country club” atmosphere, incorporating community activities such as the cafe, restaurant, lounge, and snooker room. The workmanship is exemplary throughout and the finish is of the highest level, incorporating bespoke features and imported materials and fixtures. The building sits comfortably within its context and it is an excellent addition to the retirement village.