Uniting Communities approved for $80M 20-storey redevelopment in Adelaide’s CBD

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The not-for-profit provider has received planning approval for the 2,941m2 site, which will house 46 independent living units, 18 disability respite accommodation apartments and 21 specialist disability apartments.

The ‘Uniting in the City’ project will also be home to Uniting’s range of community and social services, function centre spaces, retail and office spaces and a basement carpark. It will see the existing Maughan Church and adjoining building demolished.

“A place for worship and church activities will be integrated into the new design,” Uniting Communities Chief Executive, Simon Schrapel said. “We’re also investigating how we can re-use some of the building materials from the church in the new building.”

It’s a big step up for the not-for-profit provider which has two aged care homes in South Australia and provides a range of home care and respite services.

Construction is expected to begin September with the project due to be complete mid-2018.