the site

The Fancutt’s Tennis Centre site is a well-known and popular site with a long history of 54 years of operation. Marchese Partners has submitted a Development Application for a Seniors Living project on the Fancutt’s site in Lutwyche, Brisbane on behalf of Retire Australia. The development will include 183 Independent Living Units and 35 Care Suites.

the design

As a strong urban design principle, and on a macro scale, our design is looking to maintain the park type feel and the vista to the sky with the city skyline in the background. The keeping of the axis into the sky is respectfully integrating the Fancutt’s Seniors Development with the surrounding built form.

A large landscaped forecourt is located at the main entry which will provide a unique social hub and serve as a meeting place for residents, families, friends and the wider community. Promoting active ageing, the 8 storey village will provide extensive external landscaped walkways, seating nodes and outdoor covered spaces for residents use. Residents will also enjoy a landscaped sky garden with city views.

the intent

The project has been designed to be a foundation for the growth of a new strong community where the residents will enjoy and benefit from the thoughtful and integrated design approach in a great city fringe location with a multitude of surrounding facilities for many decades.