Superintendent's Cottage Refurbishment

Delivering the project

A $2.4m refurbishment of the Superintendent’s Cottage on the corner of High Street and Avoca Street is being delivered by NSW Health and philanthropic organisations including the Nelune Foundation, the Sony Foundation and Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation.
The Medical Superintendent’s Cottage, will be renovated to house the Prince of Wales Hospital Cancer Survivorship Centre and Sony Foundation’s Sydney ‘You Can’ Centre.

History of the building

The historically significant sandstone Victorian Regency building is the work of Australian Architect J. Horbury Hunt. Constructed in 1867, the Cottage was home to Superintendents of the Asylum for Destitute Children. The unique complex of buildings later operated as a military hospital and repatriation hospital during the early twentieth century. The complex was then transferred to the ownership of Prince of Wales Hospital.

About the refurbishment

Refurbishment of the Superintendents cottage will include façade restoration and replacement works to the sandstone verandahs, roofs, services upgrades, and internal refurbishments including new bathrooms on both levels and the installation of a lift. Work commenced in September 2018 and is expected to conclude in the first half of 2019.