Herston Quarter is a $1.1 billion redevelopment by Australian Unity, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Comprising approximately five-hectares adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston Quarter will provide access to leading health, hospital and aged care services.

Australian Unity is redeveloping the site to create a vibrant, wellbeing community where Queenslanders can thrive. Supporting approximately 700 jobs during construction, and hundreds of jobs when operational, the Herston Quarter will continue the development of the Herston Health Precinct as a global benchmark in public and private medical facilities.

It will include intergenerational living and green spaces that encourage socialisation, innovation, collaboration and interaction. Iconic heritage buildings will also be reinvigorated, preserving Brisbane’s unique heritage while building the city’s new health future.

Over the next 10 years, the planned development will involve multiple integrated buildings, including a new specialist public health facility, a new private hospital, aged care and retirement living, residential and student accommodation, childcare, car parking and an array of public spaces.

Part of this redevelopment includes construction of the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), located on the grounds of the former children’s hospital at Herston. STARS is a specialist public health facility that will comprise 184 beds, seven operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms, specialist consulting and covered car parking.

Umow Lai is proud to be working on the project team of this major redevelopment, and more closely having its Brisbane arm engaged to provide the design of the mechanical, electrical and fire protection services systems for the Herston Quarter site.

Umow Lai’s partnership with Watpac and their design team, including HASSELL, cultivated the detailed design phases for the initial stages of the development, which embraces the inclusion of a new Sky Bridge link to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.