Double award win for Ashfield village

Friday, 11th August, 2017

DOUBLE SHOT - The Residences Cardinal Freeman in NSW has scooped two design awards.

STOCKLAND'S $180 million seniors living development The Residences at Cardinal Freeman is celebrating a double award win.

The contemporary vertical village in Ashfield, NSW, was named joint 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.

Mark Moran Vaucluse Retirement Living by Mark Moran Group was also named joint best Retirement Living development.

One of the largest seniors community redevelopments in Australia, the Cardinal Freeman project is set among historic buildings on a 4.1 hectare site 10km from the Sydney CBD.

Stockland's general manager of development and retirement living Kelly Miller said The Residences at Cardinal Freeman was a showcase for the future of seniors living in Australia.

"The Residences, Cardinal Freeman has undergone an amazing transformation over the past four years," 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."

Designed by award-winning architects Allen Jack + Cottier, the first two stages of The Residences are now complete and feature a new 1350 square metre clubhouse with piano lounge, bar, billiards room, theatre, indoor heated swimming pool, gym, art studio, kitchen and multi-functional rooms.

The first stages also include 97 independent living apartments across three buildings, a 133-bed aged care facility, café, village green, community garden and the restoration of a heritage-listed chapel.

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