Royal Oaks Campus Expansion

  • Location:

    Sun City, Arizona

  • Client:

    Royal Oaks Lifecare Retirement Community

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  • Specialties:

    Self Perform, Senior Living

Features & Highlights

  • 8 buildings totaling 380,000 square feet with 156 highly customized units
  • Amenities include 2 restaurants, full bar, outdoor dining space, presentation kitchen, classroom, and mail center
  • Wellness and rehab facility featuring clinical exam suite, rehab gym and therapy pool with vertical lift
  • New underground parking garage for 141 cars and 31 golf carts
Project Overview

Sundt completed a campus expansion project for Inspirata Pointe at Royal Oaks that added a new neighborhood of independent living dwellings and common amenities, including two new dining venues and additional underground and on-grade parking. The expansion sits on an eight-acre parcel immediately adjacent to the west edge of the campus and is comprised of eight buildings.

Two of the buildings are comprised of independent living villas with detached garages connected via open air breezeways.  These two-story structures include units that range from 1,450 square feet to 1,850 square feet. Four adjacent buildings have smaller condo-style independent living spaces that range from 900 square feet to 1,200 square feet.  These condo-style structures are comprised of: two three-story structures and two four-story structures, with each pair of buildings connected via open-air bridges. There is a one-story amenities structure and commons area with two separate, enclosed pavilions connected by outdoor covered spaces and walkways that serve as a gateway to the new independent living neighborhood. One of the pavilions in the common area features a lobby, classroom, mail center, public restrooms and employee center. The second pavilion has a bar, casual dining venue, elevated dining venue, and outdoor fireplace and dining space.  Beneath all of these buildings, Sundt constructed an underground parking structure that has space for 141 cars and 31 golf carts.

There is also an assisted living complex on site to provide an expanded Complete Supportive Living (CSL) program. The existing structure called the Friendship House was previously built by Sundt and underwent some renovations and remodeling to accommodate the additions. Adjacent to the Friendship House, Sundt built a new wellness and rehab facility that serves the CSL program, containing a clinical exam suite, physical and occupational therapy and rehab gym and a therapy pool with vertical lift.

“Sundt was the catalyst for saving money throughout the design process while consistently maintaining the quality and design intent of the project. Sundt’s staff ensured we were getting the best value even when external factors affected the cost of the project.”

– Gretchen Cobb, Chief Operating Officer, Royal Oaks