Government offers ex-Manly Hospital

The site was recently rezoned to allow for aged care.

The state government is seeking a private sector partner to redevelop the ex-Manly Hospital, which closed in 2018.

Regis recently paid $14.15 million for a Belrose aged care site.

The 4.66 hectare site on Darley Street, at the bend it becomes North Head Scenic Drive, was recently rezoned to allow for aged care and preventative mental health services.

A childcare centre could also be considered for part of it, as might a restaurant and cafe.

Public open space is expected as is a walking track to Collins Flat Beach.

About 30 per cent of buildings must be retained, being considered to have heritage value.

Any masterplan would need to incorporate an eight bed youth palliative care unit, under construction next door.

Manly Hospital opened in 1896.

Its functions were moved to the Northern Beaches Hospital (story continues below).

Ex-Manly Hospital proposal

Manly member James Griffin said “the government’s vision is to create a vibrant health and wellbeing sanctuary, which welcomes and supports the needs of the local and wider community through innovation and balance”.

CBRE’s Kelwyn Teo, who is managing the expressions of interest process with colleague Colin Stewart for Property & Development NSW, said the holding has elevated harbour views.

“The scale of the offering provides a significant opportunity to plan and deliver a sustainable, integrated health and wellbeing centric precinct that celebrates the site’s location and heritage and meets the needs of the Northern Beaches community now and into the future,” he added.

Last week, Dexus paid Breckenridge Funds Management $50.5 million for the Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital – which is leased to Arcadia Health until 2048.

Also this month, Regis outlaid $14.15m for an aged care development site at Belrose, about 12 kilometres north west of Manly.

The Manly Hospital redevelopment is expected to contain public spaces.

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