South Coast Constructions from South Australia’s Victor Harbour took out the Department of Health National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award for 2015 at the National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The prestigious Department of Health National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award was awarded to South Coast Constructions in recognition of the excellence of their construction of the Chiton Retirement Village.

“The Award recognises the excellence achieved by South Coast Constructions in providing high quality lifestyle housing, sustainability and liveability in the construction of Chiton,” Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“The Department of Health Award National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award recognises the Chiton Retirement Village as one of the best examples of building and construction across the country in 2015. There is no doubt that South Coast Constructions have shown a commitment to the principles of sustainability throughout the development of the project,” he said.

“The Chiton Retirement Village demonstrates South Coast Constructions’ high quality workmanship while also providing affordable, practical and efficient homes for the retired to live enviable lifestyles,” Wilhelm Harnisch said. 

“As Australia’s population ages, retirement villages such as Chiton Retirement Village created by South Coast Constructions encourage a sense of space and serenity in a landscape that will enhance the liveability of residents for years to come,” he said.

“In keeping with the water course setting and with a backdrop of revegetated wetlands, South Coast Constructions have created a unique living environment where residents are able to reap the benefits of sustainable and energy efficient living,” Wilhelm Harnisch said.

“Also enhancing amenity and sustainability are key features of the dwellings,  such as living areas that have good cross flow ventilation to make use of cooling sea breezes, extensive true north double glazing and ceiling fans,” he said.

“The Chiton Retirement Village embodies excellence in lifestyle housing for seniors and South Coast Constructions are deserving winners of the Department of Health Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award 2015,” Wilhelm Harnisch said.