Residential Aged Care
Interior Design | Residential Aged Care + Senior Living Community
Southern Cross Care
Thornton Park, NSW
Thornton Park Residential Aged Care is an integrated aged care and retirement living village where residents can ‘age in place’ and remain connected to the local community. The suburban and homelike feel of the interior spaces is a reflection of the surrounding region and has attracted many residents to the facility.
Thornton Park is located on a quiet suburban street in Sydney’s western suburb of Penrith, within close proximity to shops, cafés, public transport, and community centres like the council library. This allows residents the opportunity to easily access amenities, whether independently or assisted, and feel part of their local community.
Fulton Trotter Architects led the interior design of a 100 bed residential aged care facility and a 48 unit retirement village, working in collaboration with the provider Southern Cross Care and the project architect. Our services included internal layouts, joinery details, materials and finishes selections, and signage, as well as the selection and procurement of furniture, artwork and décor.
The residential aged care facility features 3 schemes with rich colours and eye-catching patterns. The different schemes assist with wayfinding across the three levels and throughout the corridors.
The interiors have been designed to feel welcoming and familiar. To contribute to this homelike environment, the necessary pragmatic elements of an aged care facility have been underplayed.
The independent living units have warm, neutral finishes schemes that were carefully considered in the context of the broader retirement living market and potential buyers.
The unapologetic suburban feel of the architecture and interior design, a reflection of the surrounds, has attracted many residents who wish to age as part of a community rather than in an institution.
It was a pleasant and productive experience working with the Fulton Trotter interiors team, in particularly with the attention to detail, quick responses and very friendly approach from everyone.
Southern Cross Care NSW
Photographer: © Fulton Trotter Architects