Australian Weaving Mills
Redevelopment Master Plan
This is an exciting on-going project, where we have developed a strategic master plan for the adaption and re-use of a group of old fabric-weaving warehouses in Devonport, north-west Tasmania.
Together with GHD, we undertook extensive analysis of the region to determine what services and building types would be most beneficial. It was identified that aged-care and independent living accommodation is a growing need in Devonport.
We proposed that the existing warehouse buildings be re-used and adapted to included independent living accommodation as well as a commercial and community hub, servicing the immediate neighbourhood.
We identified the benefits of locating aged-care accommodation and facilities alongside commercial buildings such as a café and grocer – including social, health and happiness benefits to elderly residents. The master plan aims to put these strategies in place, acting as a guide for future development.