Presbyterian Aged Care has opened the first stage of its $180 million community for over 55’s at “The Terraces at Paddington” in Sydney.
“The Terraces” features a 100-bed first-class residential aged care facility, a 23-bed dementia unit with private garden, and 70 retirement units across four buildings. The heritage-listed Scottish Hospital which was a functioning hospital from 1902-the late 1990s also joins the seniors’ community and has been converted into another 9 large and stunning retirement apartments.
The site gets its name not from the terrace houses that are synonymous with Paddington and other inner city suburbs, but from the giant terraced gardens that flowed down the hill underneath the old Scottish Hospital. These too have been restored in their original position which happens to be in the centre of the community so they can be easily enjoyed by all. In bringing them to life once more, we are very proud to have contributed to the preservation of history in the area.
The Scottish Hospital site in 1866 when it was the residence of Henry Burton Bradley
Artist’s impression of the finished Scottish Hospital in 2018
In addition to opening the 13 house-sized apartments and Scottish Hospital, construction company Multiplex has topped out the second stage of the development adjacent to it – at 9 floors.
Stage two includes 52 retirement apartments, community facilities, a theatrette, swimming pool, gym and landscaped parks and gardens which complement the aged care home and community cafe in the first building that was finished in November last year.
As seen in main picture, PAC CEO Paul Sadler, Rev Bruce Christian, and Adam Stante of Multiplex put their mark on the rooftop of the last building/stage of “The Terraces at Paddington” with a cast of their handprints. The project is expected to be complete by mid-2019.