Fred Ward Gardens Aged Care Facility Extension and refurbishment

ClientRSL Lifecare

LocationTheodore Street, Curtin

Fred Ward Gardens is a residential aged care facility located in Curtin, ACT. This project was the refurbishment of 115 existing resident rooms and common areas, and construction of an extension comprising 6 new resident rooms, lounge and dining rooms, ensuites and clean/dirty utility areas.

This project involved full slab to slab refurbishment of all existing accommodation units was undertaken to rejuvenate the facility to improve the lifestyle amenity of the residents. Works included structural works to reconfigure load bearing walls, reconfiguration and upgrading existing ensuites, all new services and finishes, fixtures and fittings. A new passenger lift was installed into an existing stairwell, individual split AC systems were installed in all resident rooms, and hard landscaping including new paths, decks, fences, paving and a memorial wall were completed.

All the works were undertaken whilst the facility remained occupied by its residents.


  • Australian Institute of Building  [ACT]  |  2019  |  Interior Construction category  |  High Commendation