CM+ has prepared a master plan and architectural design for this 10 hectare major project at Anglicare’s Retirement Village in Castle Hill, Sydney. The project comprises a mix of Independent Living Units (ILUs), private villas, multigenerational housing, affordable housing and a Residential Aged Care Facility, all in a bushland setting.

The architectural design utilises traditional forms in a contemporary manner including a reinterpretation of gable roof forms. Recesses in apartment building facades break down building mass to a more domestic scale, giving the street frontage an appearance of town houses. The brick building forms imply solidity and security, however the interiors are open and light. The SEPP 65 compliant design embraces the principles of universal design in all aspects of the project. The Residential Aged Care Facility for high care and dementia accommodation is comprised of distinct ‘households’ of 15 rooms arranged around a central lounge area. The three RACF buildings are connected via an internal ‘street’ providing services and facilities including a restaurant for the entire precinct.

The master plan develops the site’s potential, implementing and demonstrating a sustainable approach to living and allowing flexibility in the construction program.

Client | Anglicare