In partnership with HammondCare, Taylor has now commenced construction of their new 42 bed residential aged care home at Darlinghurst. The first of its kind in Sydney, the home will provide residential aged care accommodation in private rooms for both men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, incorporating specialist services for people with high care needs. The aged care home was approved by the City of Sydney in February this year and will be built at 118A Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, adjacent to St John’s Anglican Church. Rector of St John’s, Edward Vaughan welcomed works beginning on the site: “St John’s has been supporting homeless men and women for almost 30 years through programs like Rough Edges, so we are excited that this project is underway.”
Taylor has been involved with the project through the ECI phase to provide HammondCare with various options of construction to enable cost effective solutions to be reviewed without compromise to quality and the end user. The team is working closely with HammondCare and St John’s Anglican Church to ensure communication is open and transparent throughout the project. The City of Sydney awarded a $1.5 million grant to assist in the construction of the home, in announcing the grant last year, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “We’re supporting this important new facility to ensure disadvantaged people are not discriminated against and are treated with kindness and respect.”
General Manager, Property and Capital Works, HammondCare, Michael Cooney said this was a significant project that would fill a major service provision need in the Darlinghurst area: “Homelessness remains a significant issue in this area and the facility will provide a much needed home and care for older people who are in dire need.”
Taylor would like to thank the local community and stakeholders for their support and we look forward to delivering this significant project due for completion December 2018.