Tract in collaboration with V Arc and Sweett Group on behalf of Benetas, have been working to provide an integrated model of living and care for elderly and older people. The Humanitas philosophy (Netherlands) is regarded as the best practice approach and underpinned the project and master planning approach.
Tract developed a set of principles to set up the framework and subsequent vision and masterplans for development renewal of existing Benetas sites.
The masterplanning was underpinned by the core principles of:
- "We live in the community"
- "Our community is your community"
- "Our place is embedded in the local sense of place"
- "We adapt and respond with the local community over time"
- "We work together with the local community to best connect people to services"
- "We engage all generations and ages within our model for housing"
- "We provide diverse and locally appropriate housing models"