HammondCare's HammondGrove independent living estate in Miranda has won the National Award for Excellence in ‘Retirement Villages/Independent Living’ from Master Builders Australia (MBA).
The award was presented to Taylor Constructions at a gala dinner at the Great Hall Parliament House, Canberra, on November 24.
HammondCare is an independent Christian charity specialising in health and aged care, with a particular emphasis on dementia care and palliative care.
It is the second award for HammondGrove Miranda this year.
HammondGrove Miranda qualified as a finalist in the national awards after winning the MBA NSW Housing Excellence award for ‘Lifestyle Living for Over 55's’ earlier in 2016.
HammondCare’s general manager property and capital works Michael Cooney said, “For HammondGrove Miranda to now be acknowledged as the best retirement village in the country is extremely pleasing.”
Mr Cooney said resident feedback showed the most popular features were the skylounge, pool, gym, hairdresser, cafe, library, chapel and resident lounge.
"Our approach is to encourage community connectivity for residents and so HammondGrove Miranda has been designed to integrate naturally with both the Miranda and broader shire communities and our publicly accessible Hive Café is one very successful way this is occurring."
HammondGrove Miranda stage one opened in 2015 and consists 38 apartments over four storeys, a village centre, rooftop terrace and a “village green”.
Earlier this year an additional 10 villas were completed. Stage two which includes 38 apartments and four penthouses is due for handover in December.
Mr Cooney said planning was underway for a third stage with a development application is expected to be lodged with Sutherland Shire Council before the end of the year.