As well as designing and building new homes for the retail market, Orion Homes has considerable expertise in the design and construction of retirement village Independent Living Units.

We have a range of plans which have been designed after consultation with village managers and residents to incorporate the latest design features along with low energy use and low ongoing maintenance. We are happy to modify plans or provide new ILU designs for your project.

Our construction team are familiar with the specialist construction requirements such as zero step thresholds and showers, articulation requirements, handholds, nurse call systems, non slip flooring etc of building retirement village ILU’s and can provide the levels of OH&S and reporting required on these semi-commercial projects.

We aim to become one of the larger builders in Victoria in the retirement village field by providing exemplary service and high levels of quality, so feel free to contact us to discuss your needs

Among our current projects are:

Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village

This village in Grovedale near Geelong is the first foray into retirement living by the regional not-for-profit organization KARINGAL Inc. It has been designed by architects Thomson Adsett with construction of the community centre and civil works by Behmer Wright P/L and the ILU’s by Orion Homes. Currently we have completed 40 ILU’s with work about to start on the next 20. When completed the village will be a self-contained community of around 150 independent living units.

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Bridgewater Lakes Retirement Village

The community centre and civil works in this village were completed in about 2004 but only 60 of the 148 sites were built on before the builder and developer ceased operations. Orion Homes were contacted by the managers of the village to design a range of new homes, have them passed by Council Town Planning, build a display village and assist with developing the sales processes and material.

In two years we have achieved all this and so far built 20 new ILU’s to help revitalize this village.

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