Jackson Teece was commissioned to provide master planning and architectural services for the extension of an existing major aged care facility. The site is bounded by a mix of uses, including low to medium density residential development and educational / institutional uses. The master plan for the extension was designed to sensitively address the variety of adjacent uses and built features of the area and complement the existing facility ( originally designed and masterplanned by Flower Samios ).

The proposed built form and scale varies on its four elevations to interact appropriately with the changing conditions of the surrounding context. A public plaza with retail frontages is provided at the corner of King and Dangar streets to complement the existing retail premises opposite at the corner of Church and King Street. At the same time the plaza respects the residential nature of Dangar Street and creates a new public space for the local community to enjoy.

Fundamental to the design philosophy of our aged care projects is the “deinstitutionalised” style and character of our buildings. Our aim with this project is to create a vibrant residential community for elderly people, not a home for the aged.

We are currently seeking approval for the first stage (Section D on the adjacent plan), with construction likely to commence in mid-2012.