Broadway Malyan designs 52ha “health city” for Brisbane

UK architect Broadway Malyan has been selected to design a 52ha "health city" as part of a privately built suburb of Brisbane.

The Springfield City development will include medical office buildings, facilities dedicated to geriatric care, hospitality and wellness, education, research and incubators for start-up companies.

Residential, retail and leisure space will also be scattered throughout the development.

The site is already home to the Mater Hospital, which will be expanded, and the Aveo retirement community, which will ultimately comprise nearly 2,500 apartments. A recently completed hotel, specialty medical suites and other existing health and wellness accommodation will also be fully integrated with the plans.  

The concept, according to Broadway Malyan, will aim to use smart technology to help people to stay healthy. One of the features of the project is a "Living Lab" that will anchor an "Ideas District" and act as a testbed for new technology.

Ed Baker, Broadway Malyan director, said: "We have used the concept of healthy living as our guiding design principle, focusing on a development that will support and encourage the wellbeing of the people who will live, work and visit Health City."

Investors are still being sought for the project, with PWC planning a roadshow of the region in the coming months. The development is due to be completed by 2030.

Images courtesy of Broadway Malyan

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