Design

Our Proposal

To enhance the Parish with new and renewed facilities to secure its sustainability into the future. In consultation with parishioners, the Parish is partnering with retirement and aged care operators as a way of responding to both the community needs of our senior people in a rapidly changing landscape and the pastoral concerns of our parishioners.

We wish to ensure that the Parish remains an oasis of calm as well as maintaining the School’s reputation for excellence, inclusivity and warmth. We believe this is evidenced through the exciting design.

Traditionally, the historic and heritage-listed Church has been a place of welcome for many – Christian and non-Christian alike. A place of comfort for those who wish to visit, to take time to reflect and find peace amidst the pressures of their daily lives. The Parish wishes to retain this very unique characteristic.

Key Facts

  • A new K-6 Catholic primary school, with a greater amount of outdoor play space and opportunity for the school to grow in the future.
  • School drop-off and pick-up occurs within the basement with direct access to the school, alleviating congestion on Cambridge Street.
  • A new 200-seat Parish Hall with connection through to the church for additional seating.
  • 172 independent living apartments in a new vertical retirement village.
  • 132 aged care beds in a new residential aged care facility.
  • A new presbytery within the retirement village tower, including 3 apartments.
  • A retail space fronting Cambridge Street, to be retained by the Parish and leased out.
  • Basement car parking including dedicated Parish spaces, with separate Parish and residential vehicle access from Cambridge Street.

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Primary School

  • A new K-6 Catholic primary school, with a greater amount of outdoor play space and opportunity for the school to grow in the future.
  • Location of the School to the south of the Church provides an Oxford Street presence.
  • School drop-off and pick-up occurs off Cambridge Street within the basement with direct access to the School, improving the security of students and alleviating traffic congestion along Cambridge Street.
Proposed materiality of the School façade.
Proposed interactive leaning hub.

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Centre and Offices

  • A new 200-seat Parish Hall including a commercial kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • Parish Offices, including reception, four private office/meeting rooms (including board room) and an open-plan administration staff area.
  • A glazed link through to the Church providing a connection that may be used for additional seating.
  • A new civic space providing a welcoming connection between the Church, Parish Centre and Oxford Street.
  • A purposefully-designed Out of School Hours Care (OOSHC).
Proposed materiality of the Parish Centre façade and Parish Hall connectivity diagram.
Parish Centre Reception and Parish Hall.

Presbytery

  • The Presbytery will include a communal lounge as well as a main apartment for the Parish Priest and 2 additional apartments, one of which is dual-keyed.
  • It will be located within the retirement village tower providing a modern, efficient and comfortable living quarters.
  • The floor plan image is indicative of the Presbytery layout.

Traffic and Access

  • Basement car parking spaces with separate Parish and residential vehicle access from Cambridge Street.
  • Approximately 97 basement car parking spaces dedicated to the Parish (including 3 Presbytery spaces).
  • All parking entry and exit from Cambridge Street with the exception of special purpose vehicles attending wedding and funeral proceedings.
  • School drop-off and pick-up occurs within the Parish basement with direct access to the school.

Open Space and Landscaping

  • Retention of the existing mature tree on Oxford Street with the addition of seating.
  • A new civic space providing a welcoming connection between the Church, Parish Centre and Oxford Street.
  • A new community garden providing a place for connection, contemplation and relaxation.
  • A new open rooftop area for outdoor collaborative learning.

Fly-Through


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