Curtin Heritage Living, a landmark heritage building overlooking up-market Cottesloe beach, 12km S of Perth CBD, will be stripped back to the bone, then restored in a bespoke aged care development costing almost $100M, subject to the verdict of a planning panel this week.
The Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel will consider the five-storey facility incorporating both independent living units and residential aged care. It will increase the current 88-bed facility to more than 200 homes.
The bulding (pictured below), is owned by Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Claremont and Peppermint Grove councils, who also founded Curtin Heritage Living in 1979, an NFP, to ensure there would always be quality aged care for its residents.
The proposal is for 77 two and three-bedroom independent living units and 129 residential aged care rooms, ranging from 25sq mtr “standard” rooms to 35sq mtr “deluxe” rooms and up to 69sq mtr “suites”, with high ceilings throughout.
It also aims to increase interaction between residents and the wider community by providing ground floor commercial tenancies, with a restaurant and a medical centre planned for the ground floor.
The Heritage Council gave the green light after requesting certain modifications, calling the place “one of the largest and most successful philanthropic institutes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries”.
The Town of Cottesloe recommended the JDAP approve the application.