Comprising broad levels of accommodation and care for its residents, Anglicare’s Woodberry Village facility has welcomed all through its doors since the 1960s. As part of its refurbishment, Jackson Teece built upon the timeless design of Geoffrey Twibill – a pioneer of design throughout Sydney’s communal retirement villages.
Although the project’s central focus was on improving the site’s four-storey, 200m long residential care hostel, the expansive village also includes a nursing home at its southern boundary, and independent living units scattered throughout. Sensitive to the needs of the hostel residents, various improvements have been made to the amenities throughout the space. The designs include increased room sizes, overall refurbishment, updated indoor and outdoor amenities, general accessibility and a new entry to the complex. The project also saw expanded functionality of its administration facilities, central services, clinic rooms and a two-storey car park with a landscaped podium above.