When completed, Bernborough Ascot will feature over 300 large luxury independent living apartments and lifestyle amenities including resident lounge and dining areas, cafés, library, cinema, terraces overlooking the Doomben Racecourse, bowling green, roof top terrace, health and wellness studio with an indoor pool, gymnasium, fitness studio and consulting rooms.
Bernborough Ascot scored the top sustainability rating for a range of initiatives including:
The spacious homes have been strategically and sustainably designed. They are positioned to maximise cooling breezes and cross flow ventilation, lengthen shade periods and provide optimal environments. The Bernborough Ascot buildings are connected by walkways and green spaces and residents have access to communal gardens and amenities.
Onsite solar panels will supply the community with energy. Water Sensitive Urban Design principles used in the design of the project will help reduce potable water consumption. Rainwater tanks will supply water for irrigation for the precinct's gardens.
Plants selected for the precinct's gardens and living walls will flourish in Brisbane's subtropical climate and will not require intensive watering.
To save a 70-80 year old weeping fig tree, Keyton (formally Lendlease Retirement Living) spent an intensive 17-weeks working with tree experts to relocate the 140-tonne tree to another part of the community. Independent analysis of the tree's health shows it is thriving in its new location in the community and is expected to live up to 200 years.
Bernborough Ascot is part of the Brisbane Racing Club's Doomben and Eagle Farm masterplan precinct, which when complete will be Brisbane's largest master planned intergenerational community.
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