October 29, 2018
Ryman Healthcare is gearing up for a ground-breaking New Year in Victoria with work set to start on two new villages in Melbourne.
Construction is on track to begin on new villages at Burwood East (pictured) and Coburg in January, pending the approval of building permits.
With a third village at Geelong also likely to get underway in the first half of 2019, Ryman’s regional construction manager in Victoria, Martyn Osborn, is preparing for a busy year ahead.
But Martyn is already laying the metaphorical groundwork before a sod has even been turned.
“We have a project manager appointed for Burwood East, who starts in November. For Coburg, a project manager is already on board and has a small team in place ready to get started.”
Site sheds, containers and fencing were being organised for the Coburg site in anticipation of work commencing.
While there’s a big task ahead, Martyn’s sailing into charted waters.
With Weary Dunlop retirement village in Wheelers Hill opening four years ago, and nearby Nellie Melba on track for completion in the first half of next year, he and his team have a wealth of experience, expertise, and relationships.
“When it comes to the build I think it is a lot easier now, definitely, just because we’ve done it before.
“We’ve got the relationships now with the contractors and we’re starting to get a name and a brand out there that people want to work for, which has been really good.”
Martyn says the Coburg village will take 3-4 years to complete, with the Burwood East project taking around three years.