Delicate Engineering for Australian Residential Aged Care

Anglicare’s Edwin Marsden Tooth Residential Aged Care in the picturesque seaside suburb of Manly, Brisbane completed an upgrade to the establishment and relished in five new buildings.

Anglicare E. M. Tooth Residential Aged Care encompasses five new interconnecting facilities. The additional buildings accommodate dementia focused bedrooms with adjoining Enrolled Nurse quarters and High Care designed rooms.

The entire facility has increased its premium and standard bedroom capacity with larger open plan dining and lounge spaces. Utilities such as laundry, hygiene and storage rooms are large, as well as being strategically positioned to meet the staffs’ everyday duties.

Enrolled Nurse and Clinical Nurse quarters have been considered with new overnight bedrooms, offices, staff toilets and a staff lounge area, plus new pharmacy clinics to also benefit senior clients.

JHA Consulting Engineers in Queensland provided Mechanical and Electrical engineering services, including communication system design, security and dry fire.

The facility’s Electrical Communication Design required intricate attention for reconfiguration of the communications, security and nurse call infrastructure. Special consideration was made to maintain operational needs of existing aged care services.

The E. M. Tooth Residential Aged Care focused on the compliance of disability features and adhering to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) code. Detailed elements in the exit and emergency lighting, plus fire detection were heavily tuned due to the nature of the organisation.

An acute collaboration with the architect was welcomed to nurture the style and atmosphere of the facility. The interior spaces are filled with classically organic Australiana finishes and allowed natural floods of light to enter, particularly to leisure spaces.