Barrington Aged Care Facility

New Town, lutruwita / Tasmania

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Completed 2006

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Barrington Lodge is an aged care facility owned and operated by the Salvation Army in New Town, Tasmania.

This project comprised a major redevelopment which increased the accommodation from around 10 to 60 beds, in the process raising the standards to contemporary levels.

Although situated on a large site, the design constraints were considerable: after excluding a steep portion of the site and taking into account high voltage cables, existing buildings, access issues and heritage constraints, the available site area proved to be very tight.

The original Barrington building has been retained, its setting and approach

enhanced and its visibility form the street preserved. Barrington has been carefully integrated into the overall design and the many new building elements are respectful in their relationship to the heritage building.

Internally the planning layout has wide, well lit circulation areas, carefully positioned sitting and lounge spaces, enclosed gardens and generous common facilities – a pleasant environment for the residents and staff alike.