The Fancutt Tennis Centre is an iconic site within the wider Brisbane community. With a history spanning 50 years, the site is well known and recognizable by many former professional and amateur tennis players. Retire Australia acquired the site to turn it into an aged care development.
The NRA Collaborative worked on a design proposal retaining the original Fancutt family home using an approach that would create a resort style feel. We deliberately considered to ensure a homely and welcoming entry aesthetic is generated across the development.
The landscape approach plays an integral part in creating a strong identity and cohesive character linking all building elements to create the resort style character we envisage for the development.
A basement car park is provided to minimise vehicular impact on the site and to create a safe and secure pedestrian environment for visitors and residents and allow maximisation of landscaping opportunities.
In addition, recreational and social opportunities were available from the landscaped roof top gardens which was in addition to the social HUB located in the original Fancutt family residence.