Exclusive: Highly anticipated Ascot racecourse retirement village reaches next milestone

Residents will be able to relax on the roof terrace and overlook the Brisbane CBD.

One of Australia’s first vertical retirement communities built within a racecourse precinct is coming to life in Brisbane’s northeast and is already 50 per cent sold.

The highly anticipated second building in Keyton’s Bernborough Ascot’s retirement community, Poinciana House, has topped out with the roof slab.

As Australia’s over-55 population continues to grow, the 53 architecturally designed independent living apartments add to the already completed Fig Tree House at Bernborough Ascot.

Artists impression of one of the apartments of Keyton’s Poinciana House project.

The premium apartments will offer lucky residents resort-style amenities, including a private rooftop terrace with views of the Brisbane CBD, a restaurant and an outdoor entertaining area.

A sparkling pool, gym, fitness studio and access to allied health services will also offer residents a trackside master’s lounge with a cafe and bar, a garden-facing art studio, a library, and a private theatre.

Residents will be able to gather at the village’s very own restaurant.

Keyton Chief Executive Officer Nathan Cockerill said Bernborough Ascot redefines the concept of vertical senior living.

“It’s a more connected community, focusing on a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle in a luxurious setting,” Mr Cockerill said.

Mr Cockerill added the lifestyle on offer at Bernborough Ascot promotes a deep sense of community with a focus on safety, security, and wellbeing – he also emphasised the building’s six-star environmental rating, which remained a commitment.

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Artists impression of the pool as part of the next stage of Keyton’s Bernborough Ascot project.

“Current residents already enjoy extensive social opportunities within a lively community,” he said.

“With more Australians recognising the value of living in a sustainable home and community, demand is growing for retirement living options that deliver greater resilience, efficiencies and value for residents while at the same time protecting the environment for future generations.


The apartments are set to have fantastic views for residents.

“Our focus on innovation and sustainability reflects Keyton’s 30-year commitment to constantly evolve our properties while continuing to create connected, diverse retirement communities offering superior lifestyle opportunities in more than 75 of Australia’s favourite locations.

Artists impression of Keyton’s Poinciana House project.

“We are committed to delivering an exceptional community that residents are proud to be part of and look forward to continuing to partner together to achieve this.”

New builder Balmain & Co. has been appointed to ensure the completion of Poinciana House by early 2025.