Wahroonga, NSW, Australia
- Hammond Care
- Concept Design
The Neringah Hospital site is in the Northern Sydney suburb of Wahroonga. KANNFINCH’s scheme for development involves over 12,000sqm of gross floor area on the 10,700sqm site, and includes a 76 bed hospital, 60 bed aged care facility, 46 residential independent living units, a wellness centre, community facilities and basement parking.
The main challenges were in the site planning, as the surrounding residential context, existing vegetation, steep site and requirement for different ‘zones’ of use on the site all had to be taken into account. The project includes the adaptive reuse of some existing buildings, including a heritage cottage which is converted to community facilities.
Sustainability initiatives include the adaptive reuse of exising buildings, passive ESD principles, energy efficient systems and water harvesting and reuse.