Summerhill, Uraidla is currently closed for an exciting redevelopment.

At the early stages of planning, a consultation group consisting of older Uraidla people, Summerhill residents and members of the Clayton Church Homes (CCH) community offered suggestions for the purpose built home including functional and attractive resident rooms, dementia care units planned for best practice, well designed lifestyle spaces, shared community places and environmental considerations.

Led by the Capital Projects Committee, Board and Management at CCH continue to work with architects, Brown Falconer to ensure that he 60 bed residential aged care home will offer high quality care for residents, a welcoming environment for families and community as well as attractive and practical facilities for staff.

Brown Falconer Architects have responded to these criteria with impressive designs which the Capital Projects Committee continue to review especially taking into consideration the recently released Aged Care Royal Commission Report.

Finalising designs particularly in relation to fire safety and environmental regulations have taken further work and the Development Application from the SA Government’s State Commission Assessment Panel has been approved.  Final preparations are being made between Clayton Church Homes, the Architects and builder.

It is anticipated that construction of the Summerhill facility will be completed early 2023.

Summerhill Residential Aged Care Update – April 2022

The Summerhill project has faced some hurdles over the past years that we continue to work through with an experienced consultant team comprising architects, builders and other construction professionals.

Like any large building project, this one has not come without its challenges. Namely, the Summerhill project is to be constructed on top of a hill overlooking Summertown and Uraidla within the Mount Lofty Ranges Bushfire Management Area. Bushfire regulations meant a partial redesign of the building had to be undertaken as we continue to work with the Adelaide Hills Council and South Australian Country Fire Service to ensure the building is compliant and safe for our residents for years to come.

Currently the consultant team are working with a Quantity Surveyor to finalise a full detailed design process to allow for full costings from the builder to be quoted.

As I am sure you have heard in the media, the building industry have experienced significant challenges over the past couple of years including supply chain delays and cost increases. This means it is even more important that our due diligence process is robust and thorough.

As the old builder’s proverb says: “measure twice, cut once”.

If you would like more information about this exciting redevelopment, please contact our Corporate Administration on (08) 8404 8215  or email