13 January 2021
Jacaranda Place wins Best Mental Health Project at IADH Awards 2020
Jacaranda Place has been recognised at the International Academy for Design and Health 2020 Awards as the best Mental Health Project in 2020.
This adolescent extended treatment facility, which includes inpatient and outpatient treatment as well as education facilities for young people in all of South East Queensland, was co-designed by former residents and families of former residents of the closed Barrett Centre in order to provide the best possible space for young people to get treatment and for their recovery.
"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, Destravis
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.