Marchese Partners have designed the new Special Care Unit (SCU) wing at the RSL Care, Galleon Gardens Retirement Community at Currumbin Waters, Queensland. Located between at the foothills of the Gold Coast hinterlands and surrounded by tall Eucalyptus and Melaleuca trees, the project will provide 36 new RAC rooms spread across both existing and new wings. Designed around two generous courtyards with ample seating opportunities and shade structures, the Residents are encouraged to engage in outdoor activities promoting wellness. The design incorporates best practice design for dementia principles. Construction is due to begin in July 2017.