The $180M The Residences at Cardinal Freeman has been voted best Retirement Living development in the state at the 2017 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence last week.
It’s the second win for the village after being awarded best National Seniors Living/Retirement Development by the Urban Taskforce last month.
Stockland has so far invested seven years in the village, 10km west of the Sydney CBD at Ashfield, which is one of the largest senior redevelopments in Australia.
Designed by Allen Jack + Cottier, the first two stages include 97 independent living apartments across three buildings, a 133-bed Opal Aged Care facility, café and a 1,350sqm Clubhouse.
Kelly Miller, General Manager, Development, Retirement Living at Stockland, says the judges were impressed with the quality of the masterplan, which opened the formerly gated and walled development to the community.
The judging panel also praised the project for the effort taken to manage the pre-existing tenants on the site – a problem for many operators looking to redevelop.