BlueCross Ivanhoe Aged Care Facility

Project Overview

Project BlueCross Ivanhoe Aged Care Facility
Builder ADCO Constructions
Architect De Nova Group
Location Ivanhoe, Melbourne

THE CHALLENGE / The new BlueCross Ivanhoe is a five-star aged care facility, with architectural attention to detail evident throughout the building.


> Circular bulkhead features were designed to line the main dining, function, social and entrance spaces. Working in partnership with the plastering contractor, Cortek developed a customised Ultra Frame solution for faster and easier on site construction.

> Bulkhead frames were shop detailed in house, fabricated using lightweight steel and then delivered in manageable sizes for easy handling once on site. The pre-fabricated frames were designed to be either fixed direct to the ceiling or hung by droppers, depending on the architectural requirements.

> Framing sections were assembled and tested for quality assurance for streamlined installation once frames arrived on site.

> By using a pre-fabricated alternative, the contractor saved significant labour, time and associated on site construction costs.