A new lift, communal kitchenette, laundry and lounge is included on each of the guest levels to promote responsibility, social interaction, and ultimately, rehabilitation. Durable yet homely finishes are used, such as LVT flooring, composite stone benches and commercial grade bespoke furniture.
The staff offices and break spaces on level 6 are opened to the refurbished garden terraces. These are calming spaces of retreat for clients and staff. A client herb garden is included along with planting and furniture to create a place of retreat for residents away from the bustle of Surry Hills. The result is a balance of community interaction and quiet relaxation. Here the perforated bronze screens provide safety, air and ventilation to the terrace, whilst providing a visual connection to the city beyond.
As Wesley Mission CEO and Superintendent, Rev Stu Cameron puts it, Scott Carver was able to capture the essence of the community service entity and translate it into a building designed to help those who need it most.
"I see care and commitment communicated through every detail of our refurbished centre. Scott Carver very quickly understood our ethos and has enhanced each space to communicate the value and worth we see in each person. Can a building change the way you feel about yourself? I like to think this one can.”