Brookfield Multiplex has commenced construction on The Terraces at Paddington, the $180 million over 55s community being developed at the Scottish Hospital site on Brown Street. The Terraces at Paddington is the largest project ever undertaken by owner and operator Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) in NSW.

At a commencement ceremony held in Sydney on Monday, Regional Managing Director of Brookfield Multiplex David Ghannoum said, “We are delighted to be involved in this world-class project. We have enjoyed a collaborative relationship with PAC to date and together we look forward to offering many exciting accommodation options to the growing number of seniors in the community.”

The Terraces at Paddington will replace the existing 88 bed residential aged care facility with a new 100 bed facility including a 23-bed dementia unit. A new retirement village will include 70 new seniors’ independent living units across four new buildings. It will also involve the adaptive conversion of the Scottish Hospital heritage building to contain nine seniors’ apartments, with heritage features such as the terraced gardens retained and restored.

Space will be created for future community care programs as well as a range of amenities such as a café, health and wellbeing centre and theatrette for residents and visitors. Paul Sadler, PAC CEO, said, “The Terraces at Paddington brings a world-renowned builder and some of Australia’s most talented design professionals together with one of the most experienced church aged care operators in NSW. The result promises to be breathtaking.”

Delivery of The Terraces at Paddington will be staged with the existing aged care building remaining open during Stage One and all existing residents and staff guaranteed transfer to the new aged care building once complete. Completion of the entire project is expected by early 2019.

Originally published by PAC NSW.