Jackson Teece prepared a Master Plan for a 8 ha site in Scone for Strathearn, a not-for-profit aged care provider. The site consists of a mixed housing village with a 204-bed Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) and approximately 100 Independent Living Units. The Master Plan is designed to integrate seamlessly with the existing urban fabric by achieving a high level of connectivity with the surrounding residential lots, road network and building massing that is sympathetic to its context. The design of its public spaces and built form are informed by best practice standards.

The development, which includes affordable units, is supported by a range of community facilities including a community centre, cafe, salon, medical centre, pool and child care facility. The RACF has a mix of high care extra service, low care and high care concessional and will provide a flexible and secure environment which allows most wings to cater for residents with dementia.

Three concept options for the Master Plan were prepared, each of which were informed by a detailed analysis of the site and our in-house expertise in aged care development built up over many years of experience. A preferred option selected by the Client was subsequently developed further. The design proposes the concentration of community uses to create an active focal point for the range of users inhabiting and accessing the village. The open spaces, paths and the street network design integrate all the uses within the development.

The master planning process included an investigation of a range of density and land use scenarios. Architectural designs for the proposed aged care developments within the Master Plan are presently being progressed by Jackson Teece (as at the end of 2011).