Westmead Children’s Hospital Bear Cottage
Client: The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Location: Manly, NSW
Description: – Bear Cottage provides support, respite and end of life care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The cottage is located on Sydney’s northern beaches, and is deliberately sited and designed to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Gran was engaged to refurbish and redevelop the existing building, to extend the life of this unique facility. Works include replacing a zinc roof, enclosing an existing balcony, extending and refurbishing a first floor office space, and providing a new ground floor meeting room space. Other upgrades are to the building infrastructure (HVAC and storm water systems, upgrade to LED lighting etc.) and for BCA compliance.
The facility will continue to operate and provide accommodation and services while the building works are completed.