SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 6, 2012) – Sundt Construction, Inc. is returning to the Royal Oaks Retirement Community in Sun City, Ariz., to build a $9.5 million memory care facility for residents. The project, Sundt’s sixth for Royal Oaks, speaks to the longstanding relationship between the senior-living community and the contractor.
The 45,000-square-foot, two-story memory care facility, located near the center of the 38-acre community, will showcase an assisted-living concept that moves away from the current skilled-care model. The new design allows for more efficient staffing and flexibility to address a broader range of residents’ cognitive needs in an enhanced residential setting.
Since 2000, Sundt has been the general contractor for numerous projects on the Royal Oaks campus, including the construction of new garden homes, an assisted living and life enrichment center, dining and wellness venues and a two-level parking structure. Sundt also renovated the Royal Retreat Heath Care Center.
“We have a strong 12-year relationship with the Royal Oaks team and enjoy working with them on these new projects to enhance the lifestyle experiences for the community’s residents,” said Sundt project director Kurt Wadlington. “This facility, with its new design, will help Royal Oaks continue their commitment to deliver the best care possible for its residents with memory care needs.”
The architect for the new memory care facility is Todd & Associates with interior design services by Thoma-Holec Design, both from the Phoenix area. Construction is scheduled to start in fall 2013 with a fall 2014 grand opening.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 58th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.