Baumgart Clark Architects has masterplanned and designed a new aged care facility for the Brotherhood of St Laurence, on the site currently occupied by an out of date facility in need of replacement. 

Sambell Lodge is the only aged care facility (other than the BSL owned 43 bed Sumner House in Fitzroy) in the Cities of Yarra, Darebin and inner northern Melbourne that specifically provides care for people who are homeless or financially and socially disadvantaged, and who have complex care needs.  

The new facility has been specifically designed to cater for high level care residents and people with dementia, who make up a rapidly increasing proportion of a much older resident population.

Designed as a series of ‘house pods’ the facility will provide for a range of smaller hubs each with their own living/dining/kitchen environment.  The whole facility has been orientated around a central courtyard providing outdoor space and a sensory landscape experience for residents.

Client: Brotherhood of Saint Laurence

Project size: <$20 million