Regis has lodged an application to build an 11-storey high care aged care facility on prime beachfront land at the Gold Coast.

The proposed plans include 177 units, including 108 high care rooms, 24 dementia care rooms and 45 high care suites, along with a ground-floor cafe, library and designated ambulance zone.

The 3304sq m Palm Beach site, which borders the ocean and Gold Coast Highway, was purchased for $12.1 million last year.

The application will be considered by council this year.