Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice – Kay Van Norton Place

The Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice is a pioneering hospice in Australia that provides specialised care for 15 to 24-year-old patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families. The hospice offers customised respite care, symptom management, end-of-life care, and care coordination support during the transition from children’s to adult services.

Located on a portion of the former Manly Hospital site, the hospice has 8 beds, entry reception, patient care and support areas, non-clinical support, family and outdoor areas, ambulatory zone, and family accommodation. Northrop provided all engineering services, including Acoustics, Civil, Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Structural, and Sustainability.

Access to the site was a challenge due to its location - bordering the national park - and the need to negotiate access with the Department of Planning and Environment. Other site complexities included negotiations with authorities over a private sewer and the discovery of an Ausgrid easement.

This was a complex project with many moving parts, and the success of it is credited to the fantastic project team who worked collaboratively to achieve the best outcome: world-class healthcare facilities in a tranquil and homely environment.

This facility is being viewed as a model for similar facilities across the country and Northrop is proud to have helped deliver it.

Watch the opening celebrations and speech by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet here. 

To hear more about this project, contact Peter Young - Principal | Senior Mechanical Engineer, on 02 9241 4188 or email 

Client Name
Health Infrastructure NSW
Construction Value
$19 million

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