Cranbrook Care Retirement Village
Fresh Landscapes worked with the Landscape architects to deliver the residences of Cranbrook Care Aged Care Facility. This project included 6,000m2 of full design and construct of hard landscapes along with detailed soft landscapes which involved a balance between steel, timber, decking, paving and concrete, structures.
Highlights of the project included, blue stone paving and a hardwood decking area for residents to enjoy which also included a jetty and sitting area. Fresh installed 1,000m2 of paving with a mix of paving on jacks along with paving on concrete slab. Fresh used resources that have been built over years of experience within the trade to install the paving in-house which resulted in a high-quality finish.
The large hard wood decking area was suspended over the lake and supplied a communal area for all to appreciate. Fresh carried out all engineering of the timber structure in-house which consisted of a steel sub frame and hard wood finish.
Exposed concrete paths continue throughout the village centre to each of the apartments, subgrade was installed and the concrete consisted of black oxide with an exposed aggregate finish.
The feature of this high-end design was the custom build corten steel planter boxes throughout the whole project. This required Fresh to comply, engineer and complete shop drawings for approval. Once approved, manufacturing started to custom build all the parts Fresh had to achieve the structural integrity, while also achieving an aesthetic pleasing finish. This component alone was valued at quarter of a million dollars.
Fresh landscapes create a 2,500m2 swale that leads to the lake by using our knowledge in Civil works and the use of our in-house machines. A mix between large sandstone boulders, coil logs and mounds were used to deliver functionality which also looks great.
Fresh over the years has developed relationships with local nurseries to supply and install over 6000 plants of varying sizes, along with large turf areas that tied all hard landscapes and soft landscapes together. Fresh Landscapes has an in-house pump and irrigation management department that designed and installed an irrigation system that allows the plants to thrive in their environment. Our Maintenance team work hard to make sure the newly developed landscapes grow and remain at the high standard which Fresh promised and delivered.