Endeavour Lodge

Brief description of the works including contract style

Endeavour Lodge is the latest stage of Minkara Retirement Village Bayview NSW. Endeavour Lodge represents a new level in serviced apartment living for seniors. It is a purpose built building comprising of 43 individual luxury serviced apartments with quality finishes set within extensive lifestyle facilities. This building has been designed to extend independent living for residents. The building also incorporates additional services and personal care requirements that residents need to make senior life easier.

Constructed over 3 levels Endeavour Lodge comprises of 33 one-bedroom apartments and 10 two-bedroom apartments. The complex also features a community facilities building incorporating a covered swimming pool.

Initially the site was a hillside, which had to be removed with the use of excavators; rock hammers and rock saws before the building pad could be created. As semi trailers could not access the site everything had to be brought in and removed by body trucks. All footings and services had to be cut into the sandstone on the ground floor.

This building won the:

  • National Master Builders Association for Lifestyle Housing for seniors in Purpose Built Dwellings;
  • New South Wales Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Lifestyle over 55’s category.

Experience obtained during Tom Forrester's tenure as General Manager of the construction division of a major publicly listed company.