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Aged Care projects

Hostel and Nursing Care, Hornsby NSW

This project, developed within the grounds of Hornsby Hospital, comprised 59 x Hostel Units
and 60 x Nursing Care beds with associated facilities. Peter Aynsley undertook all construction documentation, tendering and contract administration for the Hostel tower and was involved in project management, tendering and contract administration for subsequent construction of the Nursing Home.

The Hostel tower was a multi-story load-bearing brickwork structure founded on sandstone, with concrete floors formed on Bondek. Costain Australia carried out the construction, sequencing each main level by half-floors and achieving a weekly cycle per half-floor, Engineer John Delprado undertook the load-bearing brickwork design, there being few load-bearing brick structures of this height in Australia. Compressive strength required for bricks at the basement level was 6,250 psi (43,000 kPa).

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Hornsby Nursing Home and Hostel Tower



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Recent aerial view courtesy of Google Maps

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Nursing Home - Eastern facade

Self Care Units, Hostel Units and Nursing Home, Temora NSW

Known as "Greenstone Lodge", this project comprised 24 x Self-care Units, 36 Hostel Units and 22 Nursing Care beds located on the grounds of Temora Base Hospital. Design and construction documentation were undertaken in concert with local contractor Charles Warburton of Warburton Constructions, which Firm built the project:

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Recent aerial view courtesy of Google Maps

Hostel Units, Lindfield NSW

The project comprised 46 Hostel units, common areas and staff facilities over three levels with limited onsite parking, located at 1-7 Bent Street Lindfield NSW. Due diligence and ongoing project monitoring was carried out on behalf of Custom Credit.

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Streetscape from Bent Street frontage

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Interior courtyard

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Other Aged Care projects

While working for more than six years with Ross I. Aynsley & Partners, Architects, Peter Aynsley was involved to varying degrees in the design, documentation and/or contract administration of aged care projects throughout NSW. In addition to the projects at Hornsby and Temora shown above, these projects included:

Wesley Heights, Manly - 100 x Self-care Units and 66 x Nursing Care beds. Multi-storey load-bearing brickwork structure

Northhaven, Turramurra - conversion of the Turramurra Motor Inn to provide 47 x Hostel Units and 55 x Nursing Care beds

St Luke's Retirement Village, Dapto - Self-care

Griffith - 30 x Hostel Units and 30 x Nursing Care beds, all single level

Condoblin - 40 x Hostel Units and 22 x Nursing Care beds, all single level

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Ross Aynsley and model of Glenfield project

Glenfield - 176 x Hostel Units and 115 x Nursing Care beds in low-rise configuration for the Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales. Other projects for this Client were undertaken in Hornsby (2 projects), Maclean, Kyogle, Casino, Wingham, Laurieton and Narrabri.

First Aged Care project

Prior to commencing architectural studies, Peter Aynsley started in the construction industry in 1971/2 - working for VHY Pty Ltd of Lilyfield on the Bowden Brae project at Normanhurst -
88 x Self-care Units, 60 x Hostel Units and 66 Nursing Care beds.

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Bowden Brae, Normanhurst, under construction