Stockland’s $180 million seniors living development The Residences at Cardinal Freeman is celebrating a double award win. The Ashfield development was named the best Retirement Living development in the state at the prestigious 2017 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence on Friday evening and also received the award for best National Seniors Living/Retirement Development by the Urban Taskforce last month.
One of the largest seniors community redevelopments in Australia, the project is set among historic buildings on a 4.1 hectare site only 10km from the Sydney CBD. The state-of-the-art project is taking seniors living to new heights and setting new standards of design excellence, amenity and convenience and changing the perception of the industry.
Kelly Miller, General Manager, Development, Retirement Living at Stockland, said The Residences at Cardinal Freeman was a showcase for the future of seniors living in Australia.
“We are delighted to receive these two prestigious awards from UDIA and the Urban Taskforce. The Residences, Cardinal Freeman has undergone an amazing transformation over the past four years due to the skills and expertise of our development team and collaboration from our wonderful residents,” Ms Miller said.
“The redevelopment is being achieved in an operating retirement village with residents living onsite. This is a prime example of how existing retirement villages built 30 to 40 years ago can be successfully revitalised into thriving communities that are highly sought-after by the next generation of retirees.
“The Residences offers state-of-the-art facilities mixed with historical beauty, beautiful gardens, a true social centre and a prime inner city location with everything at your doorstep.
“It is a contemporary vertical village that allows inner city residents to continue enjoying the lifestyle they love while accessing more services, amenity and security than ever before.”
Designed by award-winning architects Allen Jack + Cottier, the first two stages of The Residences are now complete and feature an innovative new 1,350 square metre Clubhouse with hotel-style facilities that take seniors amenities to a new level.
The clubhouse includes a piano lounge, bar, billiards room, theatre, indoor heated swimming pool, gym, art studio, kitchen and multi-functional rooms, with interior design by Alexander & Co.
The first stages also include 97 independent living apartments across three buildings, a 133-bed Opal Aged Care facility, café, Village Green, community garden and the restoration of the heritage-listed chapel adjacent Glentworth House.
Low-maintenance one, two and three-bedroom apartments feature designs that adapt to residents’ needs as they change, with open-plan layouts, balconies, abundant natural light, generous storage space and easy access.
Cardinal Freeman has a full-time village manager, wellbeing coordinator, 24-hour emergency call system, onsite concierge services, colour video intercom and swipe card access, and CCTV at apartment entries, lobby and car park.
Located on the doorstep of Summer Hill Village, a public bus stop is at the village gates and train station close by.
To find out more about The Residences at Cardinal Freeman or to register your interest, Freecall 1800 727170 or visit www.cardinalfreeman.com.au.