Opal Narrabeen Glades (formerly Opal Seaside)

  • Architecture
  • Sydney
Narrabeen Glades Aged Care, Warriewood. Architecture by Group GSA, Built by Stephen Edwards Construction, Photography by The Guthrie Project.

Creating living environments designed for seniors retirement living and aged care.

This staged 147-bed RACF development, including a 200 sqm Allied Health & Wellness Centre, is thoughtfully integrated into the picturesque natural setting and native landscape.

The Group
Client: Opal Care
Studios: Sydney, Australia
Key Facts:
  • 147 Bed RACF
  • 8171sqm GFA
  • 200sqm Allied Health
The Team:
Narrabeen Glades Aged Care

The site plan retains the stunning established trees and views of the adjacent bushland reserve.

The built form is broken into a series of smaller envelopes that reflect the residential scale and character of the surrounding area. The façade articulation and finishes provide a modern Australian beach house aesthetic.

Arrival is via the porte cochere, an elegant, sculptural element that visually and physically links the entry spaces with the communal facilities at the upper level and the built form behind.

A series of courtyards provide an inward, private focus while encouraging movement and interaction and offering visual connectivity and familiarity between key spaces.

The state-of-the-art wellness centre offers residents a holistic approach to well-being, rehabilitation, and restorative care in a welcoming environment.  See more in the video below.


Narrabeen Glades Care Community from Opal HealthCare on Vimeo.

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Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director

Lisa-Maree, a Director and a multi-award-winning architect, is a design and thought leader with a global perspective. Her extensive industry knowledge from working in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia underpins her purposeful, visionary design excellence. This is further bolstered by her commercial understanding, strategic direction, and respected industry leadership in city-shaping precinct-scale design.

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