Brentwood Village is a retirement village located at Kincumber on the Central Coast of NSW. It was acquired by Lendlease in 2013 whilst in receivership. It is a traditional broad acre village built in various stages commencing in 1983, with a Clubhouse as the primary communal facility at the village.
The Clubhouse is located centrally in the village and previously had very dated finishes and poor functionality. A major upgrade of the Clubhouse was undertaken to meet resident’s expectations, address shortcomings with the existing facility and to reposition the asset.
The upgrade was designed to ensure the Clubhouse provides a service offering which aligns with the re-vitalisation and growth of Brentwood Village since Lendlease’s ownership.
The key consultants involved in the project included Mostaghim & Associates (architecture) and Arkee Creative (interior design). The designers were engaged to create concept designs and develop them into a comprehensive set of documentation for tender. The design and development process included full engagement with the Resident Committee and broader resident group with presentations, open discussions and feedback being the key focus areas.
The project was a great success and a once tired and dated facility has transformed into a functional and vibrant social hub for the residents.
“I think the experience of working closely with the community involved and village management has allowed us to deliver an impactful project that greatly enhances the wellbeing and enjoyment of the whole community.
“As a designer this was an extremely satisfying experience and sets this project apart from others we have worked on in our 15 years of designing retirement communities across the country.” said Paula Bowen, Director at Arkee Creative.
Following a $5 million transformation, the Clubhouse at Lendlease’s Brentwood Village provides a fully refurbished, contemporary facility for the enjoyment of current and future residents. The building provides a social place for the community and includes a café and dining space, cosy lounge, leisure facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium and games room, health and wellness hub and various other recreational and social facilities.