With Queenslanders on the brink of once again enjoying their pre-pandemic freedoms, the development of one the country’s largest and most innovative suburban-based medical precincts is set to commence.
The Southwest Medical Precinct, a significant development for the Logan region and for Greater Brisbane, is now underway and is due for completion in late 2021.
UQ Health Care is a leading primary care, clinical innovation and research organisation owned by The University of Queensland. The new UQ Health Care site will provide an extensive range of health services, from the treatment of acute illness to preventive health services, including health assessments, chronic disease prevention/management, pregnancy and paediatric care, women’s and men’s health, work-related injuries/assessments, vaccinations, travel health and much more. It will also provide essential training opportunities for the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health.
Matthew Cummins, the associate director from property development specialists DMA Partners said UQ Health Care will bring over 100,000 people to the centre every year.
“This combined with all the other retailers and businesses is going to make for a very busy precinct,” Cummins said.
Situated on a prominent corner of Logandowns Drive in the suburb of Meadowbrook, Logan, the new centre will be a multi-level facility comprising over 2,000m2 of mixed retail, medical and office space.
The development builds on Logan City Council’s vision within the Meadowbrook Master Plan, to be a Health and Knowledge Precinct for the city.
“There is a reason the Southwest Medical complex is already being coined a key component of the broader ‘medtropolis’ – this centre is going to thrive and become a bustling centre for a broad range of health, wellness and other related products and services,” Benjamin Horwell, of the Horwell Group, said.
“It will also offer sit down and take away food options and a raft of other retailing options. The centre shares over 400 carparks with the neighbouring Meadowbrook Plaza Shopping Centre, providing free parking right up to the door front of many service providers. The precinct will be a state-of-the-art hub for regional connections and community activity.”
The design by Cottee Parker Architects is modern and fresh, and the abundance of free parking means the centre will also act as an overflow for the neighbouring Logan Hospital.