The CHRL Group run a successful hospitality and leisure business that creates places where people can come together and share positive experiences. The project objective was to deliver a leading later living development that co-exists with their existing community offerings. To create both a new home for residents and a declinational venue for the greater Sydney community.
At the heart of everything they do is a desire to give back to their community, and to help people live happier, healthier, more connected lives. The CHRG supports community services and activities, providing support for veterans, sponsoring youth groups, arts program and sporting groups. As they evolve as an organisation, they wish to integrate later living choices into their community offering. The project challenge was the connect the new and existing services into one unified development that all ages and members of the community can enjoy.
The project solution was to create a new vibrant central plaza located at the intersection of the major uses on the site and provide a link with the new later living precinct. This large, landscaped plaza is the focal point where all users interact and connect with the community. The purpose is to activate the new plaza with both day and nighttime events, encouraging residents to interact and become involved with their communities’ interests. The later living precinct has been designed as a heavily landscaped setting to promote the positive outcomes of biophilic design.