Jackson Teece secured this commission for the design of an Aged Care development at the Neringah Hospital site in Wahroonga through a winning entry to an invited competition. The project benefited greatly from our ability to synergise our expertise in urban design, architecture and heritage conservation from the outset of the project, enabling us to produce a holistic and well-integrated solution for the site that provided the yields to make the project viable.

The Master Plan provides a Wellness Centre, Community Centre, 50 unit Independent Living Unit (ILU) building (which partly utilises the existing Hospital building structure), a 54 bed Dementia Facility and a new state of the art Hospital building. At the heart of the plan is the ‘Neringah Square’, which maintains the east-west public path through the site and functions as the key unifying elements of the development. The main public uses such as the wellness centre, community centre and retail are located around the square facilitating critical mass in the central area of the site whilst providing the required privacy for the various uses at other areas of the site. This establishes a vibrant and activated focal space that ensures ample opportunity for interaction with the wider community.

The Master Plan maintains the highly landscaped character of the locality and the streetscape in particular and provides a sympathetic relationship between the scale of the development and its surroundings buildings. At the same time, the planning of the site is underpinned by a thorough resolution of operational requirements while optimising the development yield of the site.