Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Mienert Property Group
announced (16-May-07) plans to construct a new medical centre at Number 1 Airport
Drive, designed to meet the rapidly growing Airport workforce.
The Brisbane Airport Medical Centre will be built on a 3092 square metre block, and is expected to be open by mid-08. The centre is expected to offer services such as general medical practice, dentistry, physiotherapy, diagnostic and imaging services, as well as cosmetic specialists and a day surgery.
BAC Corporate Relations Manager Jim Carden said the medical centre was ideal for the 11,000 Airport workers who have previously had to drive long distances from the airport to access everyday medical services.
“Medical facilities are essential to an attractive and growing business and commercial centre, and top quality medical services have always been part of our vision to transform a city airport into Brisbane's Airport City. The airport's workforce is set to grow to 42,500 workers by 2023 and development of our signature precinct, Number 1 Airport Drive, will mean workers, passengers and visitors will have the amenities they deserve, such as health, child care, shopping, entertainment, fitness, accommodation, dining, and public transport – all without having to leave the Airport.”
Mienert Property Group Director Paul Mienert said Number 1 Airport Drive was an ideal central location for the medical centre, being both convenient for patients and offering high exposure for the centre.
"The new Brisbane Airport Medical Centre provides airport employees and the local community with a new, state-of-the-art facility, offering the latest medical equipment, conveniently located on their doorstep. We are looking forward to bringing a mix of quality health care providers to a high grade, modern environment.”
Mienert Property Group has been in the health industry for 12 years and recently completed the North Lakes Medical Centre, offering developed and intricate knowledge of successful medical centres.
Andrew Schmidt and Rick Bird of Ray White Commercial handled the Expressions of Interest campaign on behalf of Brisbane Airport Corporation.
Mr Schmidt said: “The tender process for the medical centre was very strongly contested as Brisbane Airport is a leading example within Australia of the wider national trend of Airports evolving from their traditional role of being purely transit centres, to now providing a much broader range of community and business services.”