Bear Cottage

Bear Cottage is located within the tranquil grounds of the historic St Patrick’s Estate in Manly. As a respite care facility, Bear Cottage enhances the quality of life for children with a limited life expectancy. The sensitive planning and attention to detail create a home-like environment whilst the architectural expression of the building respects the site’s significant heritage. Bear Cottage creates a place of contemplation to nurture spiritual strength and provide physical and psychological support for children and their families.

Client - The Royal Alexandra Hospital For Children at the Children’s Hospital Westmead
Completed - 2001
Value - $7.9 million
Awards - The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Commendation of Architecture in Public Buildings