The SPH team, in partnership with Grounds Kent Architects, are very pleased to announce our appointment to the Wearne Cottesloe Redevelopment by Curtin Care. The redevelopment will see a resort style retirement living and aged care facility built, the first of its kind in Australia.
The full media statement issued by the project team on the 12th of December 2016 is featured below, providing further information on this exciting new project.
WEARNE COTTESLOE REDEVELOPMENT TEAM APPOINTED
Renewed long-term lease from four Councils will enable improved aged care and accommodation options for the local community.
Local not-for-profit organisation Curtin Care has appointed leading professional advisers to help guide a redevelopment of its Wearne Cottesloe aged care facility.
Curtin Care has been the approved operator and provider of aged care at Wearne Cottesloe since 1979, with day-to-day care services at the site managed by Bethanie.
The Wearne Cottesloe site is jointly owned by four Councils: Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove. They have renewed and extended Curtin Care’s lease to enable the site to be redeveloped to better meet the growing aged care needs of their local communities.
Curtin Care’s mission is specifically to provide community based aged care and accommodation for local residents of all socio-economic backgrounds.
The organisation’s long-term vision is to redevelop Wearne Cottesloe to provide high quality aged care facilities, serviced apartments and independent living options for local residents.
The appointments to form the initial redevelopment team are:
• Architects –partnership between leading practices Grounds Kent and SPH architecture + interiors
• Planners – Taylor Burrell Barnett
• Project Manager – Total Project Management
• Communications – Clarity Communications
The team will advise the Board of Curtin Care as to how the unique site on the corner of Marine Parade and Gibney Street can best provide a broader range of long-term accommodation, care and other services for aged members of the community.
Curtin Care Chair David Cox said the appointments and renewed lease signalled the start of a long-term redevelopment project that would benefit many local people who would be able to age near the communities where they had enjoyed their earlier years.
“Curtin Care is at the very beginning of a lengthy process to redevelop Wearne Cottesloe. From start to finish the redevelopment will take a number of years and we are committed to ensuring all current residents can stay at the site,” said Mr Cox.
“During 2017 our primary activity will be a number of planning processes that include consultation and engagement with the local community and Councils.”
“Our immediate neighbours and the broader community within the four Councils will be encouraged to contribute to the planning processes because obtaining an understanding of the future needs of local residents is vital for the redevelopment.”
“We are starting with a blank sheet of paper and an exciting opportunity to draw a great picture of the future for people who will eventually call Wearne Cottesloe home.”
Curtin Care regards itself as the custodian of the heritage of Wearne Cottesloe, which dates back to 1897, and the heritage buildings and gardens at the site will be restored and incorporated into the redevelopment.