Europa on Alma recognised for innovation in retirement living
Bolton Clarke’s Europa on Alma retirement village has been recognised for design quality and innovation at the Victorian Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards.
The five-level village, located at St Kilda, received a Commendation in the Special Purpose Living Award category which recognises senior living developments that present a high standard of overall design, create a sense of place, and have regard for an energy and water efficient lifestyle.
Europa on Alma has also been named a finalist in the National Retirement Living Awards Tunstall Healthcare Award for Best Luxury Retirement Living Development and Best Retirement Living Development categories.
Featuring 81 contemporary one, two and three-bedrooms apartments, Europa on Alma offers a new and innovative living option for Melbourne residents that centres around health, wellbeing and community.
All apartments incorporate Livable Housing Australia design standards which support ageing in place, with open plan living spaces, wide corridors, walk-in showers and push-to-open drawers in the kitchen.
Residents also have access to a range of shared spaces designed for activities, hobbies and social connection, including a senior-specific gym, artists’ studio, cinema, library, and rooftop deck with views of the bayside area.
A full concierge service assists with residents’ day-to-day needs, while an at home support hub on the ground floor provides more options to access personalised clinical care and home support services if needed.
Bolton Clarke General Manager – Property Development & Asset Management James Mantis said Europa on Alma was designed with residents’ current and future needs in mind.
“Europa on Alma offers our residents a great lifestyle in the heart of bustling St Kilda, where they can enjoy the vibrant location while also knowing that if their needs change, experienced care is available onsite,” James said.
In addition to built-in support options, Europa on Alma offers an electric vehicle service – an Australian first in retirement villages – and a range of smart technology features designed to make life easier.
“All units are designed to support the latest assistive technology, including a 24-hour emergency call system,” James said.
“This and other features such as keyless building entry and motion sensor light fittings give our residents peace of mind and help them live independently at home for longer.”
Winners in the National Retirement Living Awards will be announced in June 2023. You can view the full list of finalists here: https://retirementlivingawards.propertycouncil.com.
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