In 2014, Jackson Teece won a design competition to prepare a master plan for “Lober Square”, Anglicare’s hospitality and wellness precinct in Castle Hill. Our expertise in public domain design, masterplanning, architecture and heritage conservation was critical in developing a compelling design solution that resolved the complex issues of the site.The key concept of the master plan is to promote the wellness of the residents through the creation of a high-quality public domain which knits together the various community and residential uses for the retirement community. The town centre is designed to be ‘a celebration of life’ that agglomerates active uses to create a vibrant centre, and provides a variety of green opens paces for active and passive recreation.

The master plan also provided for 6 new apartment buildings including 109 new units with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, 6 villas and 3 new community buildings comprised of a wellness centre, café and restaurant and chapel/community centre. The master plan also considers the historical development of the site to reinstate the heritage buildings and gardens as active components of the public domain that enrich the experience of the centre.

Following on from the master plan phase, we then went on to provide heritage and architectural services for the refurbishment of the existing Lober House on site, additional retirement and independent living units, the wellness centre, cafe, recreational and administrative buildings, and most recently, the redevelopment of St James Chapel.