Community Health Centre
Design + delivery of a new public health centre
The Browns Plains Community Health Centre provides health care services for a wide range of primary health needs. The planning and design features contribute to an environment that feels more like a community centre than an institutional facility.
Queensland Health engaged Fulton Trotter Architects to design a master plan for a greenfield site in the rapidly growing suburb of Browns Plains in Logan City, South East Queensland. The brief was for a health care facility that co-locates various services and providers, and supports the wellness of the individual and community.
Extensive research and consultation with Queensland Health resulted in a robust master plan with a staged construction approach that was designed to withstand the ebb and flow of recurrent funding available.
The health services catered for include mental, oral, women’s, children’s, indigenous health, and addiction. The neighbouring pool, gym and community facilities provided opportunities for local wellness partnerships.
The building has been designed to create moments of joy and delight for visitors and staff. A double height space with large expanses of windows and a gallery wall creates a non-institutional waiting space for visitors. Colour is the major wayfinding device that further contributes to an enjoyable visit.
Photographer: © Nathan Hildebrandt | Sections + Elevation: © Fulton Trotter Architects