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With Summer in full swing, find out what's been happening across our Greengate Villages.
The recent good weather has meant that progress on all buildings at St Luke's Green has sped ahead. The ground floor slab for the nursing home and Building 1 of the Retirment Village has been poured and the basement slab has been poured for Building 2. The pics show the formwork in place for the next steps in construction for each building. Soon after the Christmas/New Year break, we should see the buildings start to take their final form. Please keep coming back to follow the buidling of this 'little village in a big city'.
St Luke's Green reached another milestone over the weekend with the arrival, and positioning onsite, of the overhead crane. Under a bleak and stormy sky on Saturday, the builders worked to position and anchor the crane at the front of the church, from where it will be used to build the vertical walls of the village's 4 buildings. Today, under an early morning blue sky, the crane was calibrated and set up so that construction can continue safely and efficently.
Today was another milestone for St Luke's Green with the first 'suspended' pour of concrete. This area is where the Village Green will be and the pictures show the creation of the Village Green structural slab at ground level.
At this time of the year in Brisbane, our streets and suburbs are full of magnificent Jacaranda trees in full bloom. Watching the jacarandas bloom reminds us that summer is on the way and that our relaxed Queensland lifestyle is ideal for our climate. The Jacaranda tree has a special significance for St Luke's Green. Not only do our plans include planting a mature Jacaranda tree at the front of the aged care home to blend in with the numerous trees in the neighbourhood, one of our Independent Living Apartment buildings is called 'The Jacaranda'. In this photo you can not only see the progress that continues with building the village, but you can see the many beautiful Queenslander homes that are our neighbours and the magnificent flowering jacaranda trees scattered amongst them.
Despite the recent rain and storms, construction of the basement continues and last Friday, the south half of the Residential Aged Care Basement Slab, including kitchen and laundry, was poured. In the coming weeks, the ground floor level of the area behind the church will be poured. Check back again regularly as we post updates and images of the village coming to life.
Read about what's been happening in our Winter 2015 edition of the Village Green newsletter.
Early construction works commenced onsite at the beginning of March. The first order of the day was the relocation of Edward's House to the site of the old tennis court where it is now being restumped and reinstated. Once this work is complete, Edward's House will become the site office and sales and marketing office whilst construction continues.
There's lots on this Autumn – read all about it in this quarter's Village Green.
After many years of planning and anticipation, the first sod was turned at St Luke's Green on Sunday 8th March. The ceremony was celebrated by Rev Mgr Peter Meneely, Vicar General Archdiocese of Brisbane and Administrator of St Luke's - Buranda Parish. More than 60 people attended this momentous event including prospective residents, local parishioners from St Luke's and nearby parishes, representatives from the Archdiocese of Brisbane and other stakeholders.
"St Luke's Green values the trust that we have been given by the parishioners of St Luke's church and the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the broader community and prospective residents. We are building a community, not just a set of buildings, and this community will be a safe haven for all those who call St Luke's Green home." said Cheryl Todd, Sales and Marketing Manager.
Following the site blessing and sod turning, guests enjoyed morning tea and the old school hall was abuzz in celebration of the commencement of St Luke's Green.