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A home for “all types of archbishops”

New Bishopscourt takes shape

Going up: the latest photo of the Bishopscourt build from the site’s “builder cam”.

Construction of the new Bishopscourt in Darling Point Sydney, construction began on E n d o w m e n t o f t h e S e e home for the Archbishop of in 2015, planning has been Sydney is proceeding well, after u n d e r w a y fo r a m o d e r n an initial hold-up in planning replacement. Sited on a northapproval and rain delays. facing block in Forest Lodge Since the sale of the previous not far from the University of

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the new building in December 2020. Based on the standard for a clergy rectory, the plan has been expanded with a largerthan-normal living room and dining room, and a substantial Archbishop’s study. Two suites with a private sitting room will cater for guests. For official functions there is a ministry facility adjacent to the house that can be used for meetings or functions of up to 80 people, and has a separate street entrance. Former diocesan Registrar, Doug Marr, who is co-ordinating the build on behalf of the

Corporation, describes it as “a modern residence, which is designed to suit all types of archbishops’ [families] – whether they are single, an older married couple, a family with teenage children, or even have aged parents living with them”. The building includes an 8 kilowatt solar electricity system with roof panels and an electric vehicle charging bay in the underground car park, which accommodates nine vehicles. With the house frame soon to take shape, the build will be much less affected by rain delays and is expected to be ready by September 2022. SC

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