swancare leisure precinct

Bentley Park is a SwanCare community that is home to more than 1,000 residents. It offers a range of retirement living and aged care accommodation. Extensive redevelopment was undertaken in establishment of a new, landmark and high amenity Leisure Precinct. Working in conjunction with Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, REALMstudios prepared a design that provided a clear vision to deliver exceptional landscape based amenity, and to compliment the iconic architectural built form by IPH. The project also resolved complex interfaces between the new Leisure Precinct project and pre-existing features requiring retention and functionality during the build.

The built outcome has delivered:

  • A sense of grandeur and quality imbuing a strong pride in residents;

  • A series of amazing experiences for residents and visitors to come together and strengthen healthy bonds;

  • An impressive collection of intergenerational and inclusive community facilities held within a leafy and attractive setting;


In practical terms the project addressed:

  • Inclusive accessibility & emergency access into the core of the development;

  • Legible wayfinding & movement hierarchy that built upon the existing campus network;

  • Places & furniture to support; health, rest, play, socialisation and solitude;

  • Improved safety and visibility in a campus that is not gated;

  • Retention of existing features, including; trees, central lawn bowls lawn and existing houses & gardens;


The design included the following landscape features and elements:

  • A series of new entry landscapes;

  • New emergency access pedestrian avenue;

  • Upgrade to the existing lawn bowls lawn and facilities;

  • Delivery of various seating and social spaces;

  • Bocce court;

  • Mini-Golf course;

  • Tactile and sensory garden;

  • Nature- based Playground;

  • A number of car parking facilities.




Bentley, Perth


2017 - 2019






Iredale Pederson Hook Architects

Design Team

Damien Pericles, Brett Schreurs, and Ryan Cripps

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