Coffs Harbour Grange, Opal HealthCare

Paynter Dixon was engaged to refurbish facilities in a residential aged care home supporting residents living with dementia. Our site team’s mindfulness, empathy and communication skills were key to preserving the peaceful ambience and wellbeing of residents during construction works.

The scope of work involved:

  • reducing the memory care neighborhood in the Arrawarra West Wing to create a more comfortable living space for residents with dementia.
  • combining the Arrawarra East Wing with the Bellingen Wing. By merging these wings, the care home can better accommodate high care residents, ensuring their needs are met  effectively.
  • enhancing common areas and back-of-house facilities including various shared spaces, such as resident kitchens, sculleries, dining areas and quiet lounges.

The design process was governed by functionality to ensure the new facilities are responsive to the needs of residents with dementia and those requiring heightened care.

Works were also carefully staged to minimise disruption and prioritise the safety and comfort of residents throughout the renovation process.


Aged Care


Coffs Harbour


Design and Construct