The Jacaranda Place adolescent extended treatment centre is a new state-wide mental health facility at The Prince Charles Hospital. It forms part of the implementation of the Queensland Government's response to the closing of the Barrett Adolescent Centre at Wacol in 2013/14.
The facility consists of a 12-bed mental health unit, a day program centre and integrated school with specialist vocational training facilities. MAAP was contracted by Destravis to support development of the model of care, functional brief, site selection and develop business case and tender designs for Queensland Health. We completed documentation acting for design and construct contractor ADCO in collaboration with DWP.
The design builds on a two-year long stakeholder co-design process conducted in collaboration with Childrens Health Queensland and the Department of Education. carers, consumers and staff were involved every step of the way and had major impact on the landscape and interior design.
The project won the International Academy for Design and Health 2020 award for best Mental Health Project in 2020.
“ The Deputy Director General, John Wakefield, has thanked the team for an amazing effort within such a tight timeframe. He also acknowledged the way you’ve all conducted yourselves professionally and sensitively with stakeholders. One parent who is also on Steering Committee also thanked team for the co-design approach and results; which was collaborative, valuable to be part of, and previously unheard of.”
Gunther de Greave, Project manager
Lead Consultant, and Architect with DWP
International Academy for Design and Health 2020 - Mental Health Award Winner