The Herston Quarter in the city’s Inner-North is going to be redeveloped into a world-class health and wellbeing precinct while also showcasing the area's heritage.
A vision for the site has been developed that will not only boost the Herston Quarter’s health services including aged care, cutting-edge research, hospital care, and medical education but will also include retail, residential and public spaces. The Lady Lamington buildings will be renovated and used as student accommodation.
The Queensland Government approved the Development Scheme in December 2017 to feature a184 in-patient bed health facility, providing specialist care for elective surgery, rehabilitation, endoscopy, and outpatient services to high meet demands.
A private hospital is planned and will include potential biomedical space, medical suites as well as commercial space. The Quarter will also include aged-care facilities and retirement living as well as an active seniors’ precinct offering community services and other supported facilities.
Not only offering a medical precinct, the space will also integrate the site to include intergenerational living and green spaces, childcare services, retail and restaurant spaces, and reinvigorated heritage buildings.
The site will also make way for future commercial space and research facilities, and a plan to improve the connectivity of the Herston Quarter with the existing Herston Health Precinct.
The Herston Quarter redevelopment has already commenced, including the construction of a new public health facility for Metro North, the specialist rehabilitation and ambulatory care centre, and Northern Car Park, and will be completed across multiple stages for the next ten years.