UQ Health Care CEO, Darryl Grundy, has joined project partners to ‘turn the sod’ on the Meadowbrook Medical Centre development, which forms part of a significant Health and Knowledge Precinct for the Logan and Greater Brisbane region.
The $6m multi-level centre is located on a prominent corner of Logandowns Drive, 200m from Logan Hospital. It comprises over 2,000m2 of retail, medical and office space, with UQ Health Care as the anchor tenant operating Meadowbrook Medical Centre.
Mr Grundy was pleased to see construction begin, as the development supports UQ Health Care’s strategic priorities in offering primary care where it is needed most:
“The centre will provide an extensive range of quality health services, as well as essential training opportunities for the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health.”
Project partners including Build Corp, Client Horwell Group, DMA Partners and Cottee Parker, as well as representatives from Logan City Council, were all in attendance to celebrate the commencement of the build.
Family development group Horwell Property Investments has long believed in the potential for the Meadowbrook site, having owned the land for more than 35 years.
Horwell Property Investments’ Ben Horwell said, “In committing to the development of the Southwest Medical Precinct, we sought to build a project team that, like us, had a strong level of confidence in the area, excellent knowledge of the current market and a determination to get the job done.”
Mr Horwell went on to note UQ Health Care was to play a key role, as the partnership would see ‘up to 100,000 people walk through the doors every year’.
Buildcorp’s Managing Director Tony Sukkar said: “This innovative facility will bring much opportunity to the area in essential medical services, education and training, and employment.”
The Meadowbrook Medical Centre will be operational later this year, bringing experienced general practitioners to the area, with specialist interests in diabetes, family health and preventative care.