The latest stage of Keyton’s Kingfisher Grove community reached a significant milestone with the recent ‘topping out’ ceremony of Building A – heralding the completion of the building’s highest point.
According to Keyton CEO, Nathan Cockerill, ‘topping out’ is an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful community Keyton is creating at Kingfisher Grove.
“Here at Keyton, we are all about creating socially connected communities like Kingfisher Grove that provide high quality services and accommodation to suit residents’ needs,” Nathan Cockerill says.
“We build for residents to be able to thrive – we build for wellness, quality and choice.
“We are the ‘confident choice’ for seniors, which reflects our passion to ensure residents are in control of their journey in retirement.
“This new building, when complete, will add 36 new apartments to Kingfisher Grove, as well as provide community facilities for all residents. It will be the village’s social centre.
“It will bring together facilities like the theatre, lounge, bar and dining room, with wellness focused facilities, like the indoor pool and gym, to ensure residents can live socially connected lives at Kingfisher Grove.
“Keyton is more than just bricks and mortar. We are all about providing the right lifestyle for residents. Making sure they have everything they need to live much happier and healthier lives in a Keyton retirement village.”
Nathan Cockerill also thanked Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) who have proven to be an ‘excellent partner’ in the development. Richard Crookes Constructions is an Australian family-owned construction company with over 30 years working on retirement living projects.
“When we undertake any development, we want to show kindness to our community, residents, teams and partners from turning the first sod on a project to milestone events like this topping-out ceremony.
“I want to especially thank the RCC team who came on board to finish this project and have done a great job so far,” he said.
Kingfisher Grove currently offers a variety of villas. Building A will extend this range, offering 36 brand new one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as the village clubhouse complete with heated indoor pool, cinema, gym, library, bar and dining room, an outdoor terrace and BBQ area.
There’s also plenty more to come with future construction including buildings B and C which will make another 103 more apartments available.
From left to right:
Jason Fitzgerald (Keyton Head of Development)
Nathan Cockerill (Keyton CEO)
Robyn Parsons (Kingfisher Grove Chairperson and Resident)
Martin Patience (General Manager for Aged Care and Retirement Living Richard Crookes)
Murray Robertson (Keyton Development Manager)
Theo Magnisalis (Richard Crookes Project Manager)
With more than 75 villages nationally and 17,000 residents across the country, Keyton is a leading owner and operator of over-55's living communities in Australia. With over 30 years' experience in the market and a vast history combined with an ongoing commitment to creating communities and care for residents, Keyton is proudly owned by a consortium made up of Aware Super, APG Asset Management and Lendlease.