ABM Architects was commissioned to perform an adaptive reuse of the existing Sister’s convent in Nundah.
The original design of the building was to provide hostel accommodation with supporting services for the Sisters.
As the Sisters move into retirement, it was considered that the existing convent could be converted into retirement living. Through astute planning and experienced design, ABM Architects demonstrated how this brief could be realised. A detailed review of the existing structure and site circulation was undertaken to improve building access to current building code requirements. Through this repurposing process, existing services and portions of the building fabric were updated to meet energy efficiency requirements.
The refurbishment yielded 17 independent living units over 3 levels. The design also includes community facilities, office, chapel and back of house areas.
ABM Architects designed, documented and facilitated a construction management arrangement for the delivery of the project.