Ex-Viewbank House village listed

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Commercial real estate agents have been called to help clean up the mess at the Viewbank House retirement village, in Rosanna.

Two months after the operator went into administration and stopped paying the rent, the property owner has listed the site for sale.

The 3869-square-metre site at 69 Banyule Road is expected to appeal to residential developers and aged care operators.

Subject to approval, the property can be configured as an 81-bed aged care facility, selling agents Raff De Luise and Julian Materia, of ICR Property Group said. The site has a 1537-square-metre building with 38 rooms and a two-bedroom manager’s apartment.

The agents are representing vendors who built the complex more than 20 years ago.

On February 15, the operator appointed Deloitte as administrator. Four days later, the city-based auditor sent Viewbank House’s nearly two dozen occupants a letter saying they had to find alternative accommodation within 45 days. One of the residents is 100 years old.

Ten workers also lost their jobs at the business, which had reportedly previously been for sale.

The Age – Saturday 15th April 2017 – Commercial Realestate, Capital Gain Section