New South Wales and ACT aged care and retirement living provider Presbyterian Aged Care has won two awards for its newest village in Sydney’s inner city.
PAC and architecture firm Cottee Parker Architects took out the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Awards for Excellence 2020 in the retirement living category for The Terraces Paddington.
The pair also picked up the President’s Award, which recognises the best project from all winners based on its superior innovation and quality, UDIA NSW announced in mid-December.
PAC is delighted to have received the awards, said CEO Paul Sadler.
“The accolades solidify The Terraces as a landmark Australian retirement village recognised as a beacon of creative design,” Mr Sadler said.
“The Terraces was a bold and ambitious project from the outset. It is very rewarding to have created an over 55’s community that ranks as one of Australia’s most admired.”
Cottee Parker Architects principal Angelo Di Marco said the firm is equally thrilled.
“We have sought to build a world class integrated community. The awards are a testament to this and the project team’s planning and execution,” Mr Di Marco said.
As previously reported by Australian Ageing Agenda, The Terraces Paddington is an $180 million development featuring a 100-bed residential facility with a 23-bed dementia unit and 70 over 55’s independent living units (read more here).
The village also features a cinema, swimming pool, gym, landscaped parks and gardens and an onsite café.
Elsewhere at the awards, Southern Cross NSW/ACT won in the aged care category for SCC North Turramurra Residential Care while HammondCare and Ethos Urban & Integrated Design Group received a commendation award in the social and community infrastructure category for HammondCare’s Darlinghurst development.
The UDIA NSW Awards, which were announced on 10 December, recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the urban development industry.