Architecture, Interiors

Red Cross Wellbeing Centre

The brief for this commission was to provide a mixed use development on the existing Red Cross site next to the redeveloped Cairns Hospital.

The new Cairns Wellbeing Centre “Pat Gosper Place” has been designed as distinctive accommodation centre providing a welcoming facility for people from some of the most remote parts of the state who are receiving medical treatment in Cairns. The centre was to reflect the Red Cross well-being model, with its sense of openness and homeliness, mirroring health and recovery. Regular contact with stakeholders and end-users ensured that this goal was followed throughout the design process.

The centre design responds to the distinctive needs and expectations for patients from rural and remote communities, many of which suffering from poorer health, reduced life expectancy and higher levels of disease and illness.

Facilities include:

CA Architects have provided full traditional services. The project has been delivered on time and under budget so various art commissions were able to be included.