Affordable accommodation for an ageing population
This project breaks new ground with a four-level residential building on the edge of Nowra’s CBD across the road from Uniting’s Osborne House which provides Residential Care. The development site occupies a transitional zone between the town centre and the established residential area of West Nowra. This fringe zone accommodates numerous professional services in converted residences and the Osborne House Aged Care Home.
The proposed building of 30 units will have an initial visual impression on the immediate streetscape in the short to medium term. The site has a 12-metre height limit signalling Council’s intention to create the opportunity for greater density on the fringe of the CBD and the proposed building leads this transition. 24 units will be occupied by seniors while the remaining 6 will be available as affordable housing.
The Nowra town centre is evolving and growing with a need to provide affordable accommodation for an ageing population close to services. The proximity to the retail centre and medical facilities in Junction Street, make this an ideal location for independent senior living units.
Site: Osbourne Street, Nowra, NSW
Program: Residential Aged Care – 30 units
Floor Area: 2,720 sqm
Site Area: 2,051 sqm
This project was managed or designed by Steven Bayer during his time at Edmiston Jones.