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A render of The Grace next to The Alba on a clear day with the city skyline in the background
A render of a communal living room, dinning and kitchen area, filled with light streaming from the windows along the side of the room
A image of a the light filled void on level 3, with views to the below and above levels, seats, lounges and a fire place set the scene for a communal living space
A render of the outdoor living space on the rooftop of The Alba, trellis' with vines and timber fixed seating with outdoor tables and chairs can be seen along with the Melbourne skyline in the background
A render of a typical light-filled RAC room, with a plush-made bed in the middle, arm chair in the corner of the room and a small table and seating is set for meals in front of the bed.

The Alba: Vertical aged care living

Fender Katsalidis 2023


Once a commercial office building, the adaptive reuse of the old Australian Unity head office into The Alba is set to establish a new benchmark in vertical aged care living.

Stage 2 of the Albert Retirement Living Community Precinct, The Alba, will offer residential aged care and assisted living apartments. Designed to provide a continuum of care for residents from The Grace, the Albert Park Retirement Living Precinct aims to support ageing in place.

Like The Grace, The Alba will allow local residents to remain within proximity to their families and familiar amenities. The residences are designed to be supported by ancillary services, such as a commercial kitchen, laundry, and allied services. Communal areas are strategically distributed across the vertical design of the tower to enable convenient and easy access for residents and carers. Assisted living apartments on the upper level will have a communal pavilion that will include a library, an art studio and an outdoor landscaped terrace with a community garden.

What's On

Join us for a guided walking tour and experience firsthand how vertical aged care living enhances the quality of life for its residents and supports ageing in place. Visitors will be able to view residential spaces and communal amenities and learn about the innovative adaptive-reuse approach used.

Renders: (1-5) The Alba. All renders: courtesy CUUB Studio.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 10am + 12pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet OHM volunteers outside of 114 Albert Road

Due to the nature of the building, all participants will be required to meet all entry conditions for Residential Aged Care e.g. up-to-date vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations will be required for entry, this will be checked by OHM staff (MyGov and Medicare App recommended). RAT tests (provided) will be required upon entry and masks are required for the duration of the tour. If by chance there is an outbreak, the tour may be restricted to particular levels.


Accessible bathroom, Elevator access, Partially wheelchair accessible


18 years and above


114-128 Albert Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3006

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