HammondGrove Miranda named best retirement village construction in Australia

HammondCare's HammondGrove independent living estate in Miranda has won its second award, this time receiving the National Award for Excellence in ‘Retirement Villages/Independent Living’ from Master Builder’s Australia (MBA).

The award was presented to Taylor Constructions at a gala dinner at the Great Hall Parliament House, Canberra, on November 24.

HammondGrove Miranda qualified as a finalist in the national awards after winning the MBA NSW Housing Excellence award for ‘Lifestyle Living for Over 55's’ earlier in 2016.

General Manager of Property and Capital Works, Michael Cooney, congratulated all involved in the HammondGrove project and said this award was further recognition of the wonderful work from builders Taylor Constructions, architects Bickerton Masters, as well as HammondCare’s Property and Capital works team.

"Our team worked tirelessly during construction and commissioning to deliver an outstanding lifestyle choice for over 55s. For HammondGrove Miranda to now be acknowledged as the best retirement village in the country is extremely pleasing, " Mr Cooney said.

“Of course HammondGrove Hammondville has received its share of accolades as well, featuring in a recent segment on the Channel 7 Sunrise program which billed the village as the happiest place in Australia to retire!”

Mr Cooney said that apart from high quality design, construction and amenity at Miranda, resident feedback showed the most popular features were the skylounge, pool, gym, hairdresser, cafe, library, chapel and resident lounge.

"Our approach is to encourage community connectivity for residents and so HammondGrove Miranda has been designed to integrate naturally with both the Miranda and broader Shire communities and our publicly accessible Hive Café is one very successful way this is occurring."

Future opportunities to join the community

HammondGrove Miranda stage one opened and was quickly occupied in 2015 and features 38 apartments over four stories with a village centre, rooftop terrace and village green. Earlier this year an additional 10 villas were completed with residents already moving in, and stage two which includes 38 apartments and four penthouses is due for handover in December.

Mr Cooney said that due to the success of HammondGrove and demand for retirement living in the area, planning was underway for a third stage. A development application is expected to be lodged with Sutherland Shire Council before the end of the year.

  • The HammondGrove website provides details about the villages in Miranda and Hammondville as well as virtual tours of apartments and will soon provide news about future stages.