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|Initiative Title:||Structure Plan|
An evolving Structure Plan for the Manly Hospital Site
The Structure Plan forms the overall master plan and development strategy for the Manly Hospital site where a decision has been made to demolish all the existing buildings and construct an entirely new facility on the site. A Zonal Master Plan (Preliminary Report below) was prepared on 22 June’18 by Cox Architecture to explore potential site design options. In this plan Option 1A would appear to be that preferred for Health and Well being Uses.
In this case the Structure Plan is able to consider all the aggregated community preferences for developing a Manly Community-driven Health Care Facility (McHCF) on the site without regard to the more detailed constraints associated with preserving any existing buildings. This report is designed to inform a Master Plan summarising the features and conditions of the existing site which will effect its potential future uses. The vision driving the site’s transition is through a variety of stages (immediate, short, medium and long terms) shaped to reflect community priorities, the pragmatics of the site itself and its surrounding infrastructure (such as roads, power & water supplies, etc.).
The Structure Plan will evolve as a collaborative process involving the local community, stakeholders and state agencies (State, Federal and Council representatives). It will evolve initially from the ongoing feedback from the Northern Beaches community, including community interactions gained through the use of social media tools (web portal and facebook page). A Community-driven Steering Committee will guide community engagement and consultation, including, stakeholders and state agencies in shape the various stages of design (for aged care, hospice, affordable housing for care workers, disability residents and both private and public health care services). Once such a Steering Committee is in place (as a possible extension to the existing PSAC driven by NSW Health Infrastructure), it is expected that the community will be consulted through many other and various means as well, including:-
One of the essential first steps in kicking off the Structure Plan is the definition of the “envelope’ available for building construction on the site:
Eventually multiple design scenarios of innovative and pragmatic development plans will become available for sharing with the community. Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the private sector will be issues for the design, construct, operation and maintenance of the various facilities wanting to be made available by the community at the site. These design and construction responses will serve to further evolve the Structure Plan into more granular levels of detail. The construction options thereby made possible will open the way for increased dwellings for local residents, new job opportunities, increased retail outlets for a wide range of health care services and facilitate community involvement in filling the many health care gaps that currently exist. The EOIs will promote a “Green Star” rating of environmental sustainability and liveable community principles. Principles like no car based transport solutions, suggesting a shift from private to public transportation. This, once in a life time opportunity, will create a community-driven an urban renewable living environment (healthy life-style, energy, waste, recycling, etc.).
Key Benefits of the Project
Secondary Health Care Site
The early provision of a secondary health care site (like the Queenscliff Health Care facility at Queenscliff) would serve to add important dimensions to the transition plan, funding models, speed to market of our more urgent health care services (like Refuges, Rehabilitation and Hospice) and facilitate early sustainable cask flows while the Manly Hospital Site is being developed.
Stage 1 Immediate – 0-3 years
Stage 2 Short Term – 3-5 years
Stage 3 Medium term – 5-10 years
Stage 4 Long Term/Strategic – 10+ years
Funding – Costs
Appreciating the NB Hospital Structure Plan to develop 35 hectares of land adjacent the new Frenches Forest Hospital is estimated to cost towards $1 billion, an indicative cost to the develop the 7 hectare Manly Hospital site would be of the order of $150 mill. While there is expected to be much lower height restrictions and the like, the public investment for our proposed McHCF will be substantial. A key caveat placed upon the community by NSW Health for the take-up of the Manly Hospital site is that they incur no long term debt. Therefore most of the funding would expect to come from the private sector, with some public state agencies (Federal, State and Council), charities, local community and philanthropic funding support for non-commercial health care initiatives (like Hospice, Refuge and Rehabilitation facilities).
|Contact Name:||Lubo Kulisev|
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