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Residential Aged Care Community


Wesley Mission Queensland


Sinnamon Park, QLD





Designed to feel absolutely unlike a hospital, the 7 storey Dovetree aged care community empowers 144 residents to be autonomous and engage in meaningful activities within the safe environment of smaller residential communities.


Katerina Dracopoulos
(Project Contact)

Erin Dawson
Lachlan Green
Bruce Hawley
James Lewis
Greg Mulheran
Douglas Pountney

Michael Robertson
Kate Tempest
Joanne Tenorio
Mohit Thomas
Mark Trotter
Robert Wesener


2019 Master Builders Award: Winner, Community Accommodation for Aged Care + Nursing Homes  |  2018 UDIA Design Excellence Award: Residential Care Category

Fulton Trotter Architects were a proactive and innovative organisation that understood our client requirements and managed this well at the same time delivering a fresh and modern design on a complex and difficult site that provided maximum value.

William Francis
Property and Development Manager, Wesley Mission Queensland

Nestled into a heavily treed hillside in Sinnamon Park is Wesley Mission Queensland’s first vertical aged care community – Dovetree Aged Care Community. Despite the institutional scale of the 7 storey, 144 bed facility, the planning arrangement creates private and public spaces that are residential in scale. The residents are provided with choice, autonomy, safety and familiarity, qualities of the resident-centred Eden Alternative philosophy that all Wesley Mission Queensland facilities are modelled off.

Central to the facility is a subtropical courtyard which is the unifying element for all wings of the building. The courtyard connects the facility to the densely vegetated site. It also accommodates family gatherings, animals, a playground, garden and other signifiers of ‘home’. On the same podium level as the courtyard is a therapies centre that is open to the public and provides a connection to the greater Sinnamon Village and wider community.

Photographer: © Scott Burrows  |  Section: © Fulton Trotter Architects

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