Topping out ceremony celebrations at Japara Newport

The topping out ceremony was held recently at Japara’s latest aged care home development in Newport, Victoria.

The event, which marks the completion of the development’s construction phase, is a time-honoured tradition within the building industry. Japara CEO, Chris Price, and those involved in the project were joined by Hansen Yuncken and CBRE to celebrate this significant milestone.

State Manager of Hansen Yuncken, Richard Hansen spoke along with Toby Hicks, Japara’s General Manager of Real Estate, thanking the teams for their efforts and commitment.

Toby Hicks speaking at Japara Newport topping out ceremony

“Since we acquired the site in December 2015, it’s been a journey of solid determination and hard work from all those involved, so I’d like to thank all of our architects, construction teams and design partners who have been instrumental in bringing Japara Newport to life,” said Toby. “It’s great to be able to see and celebrate the achievements at this site so far, and we look forward to welcoming residents later this year to this fantastic, four-storey home.”

A key aspect of the topping out ceremony involves erecting a tree at the top of the new site to bring good luck to the building and its future inhabitants. A blackwood tree was placed at Japara Newport, a species indigenous to Victoria and Tasmania and renowned for its resilience.

Breathtaking views over Newport’s skylines

The site visit also provided an opportunity for the team to walk the project, and get a feel for the aged care home which will open its doors to residents later this year.

Japara's senior team taking a tour of the Japara Newport construction project

The four-storey development enjoys breathtaking views over Newport Lakes and Port Phillip Bay, whilst the rooms on the right of the building boast views of the city skyline.

The teams at Hansen Yuncken and CBRE have been instrumental in the developments. We’d like to thank everyone for marking the occasion with us and to congratulate our team for their efforts to date.

Japara and the Hansen Yucken teams at the topping out ceremony in Newport

We now look forward now to the ceremony that will mark the completion of the project towards the end of 2020.

Register your interest today

If you are interested in the aged care services available at Japara Newport, or would like to register your interest, please get in touch with our Japara Assist team on 1800 72 52 52.

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