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Adolescent Extended Treatment and Rehabilitation Facility

Detailed Business Case and Schematic Design

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Project Information

Destravis was engaged to deliver a Detailed Business Case for a new extended treatment and mental health facility for adolescent patients with mental health issues.

Following the a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre (BAC) the Queensland Government committed to building a new bed-based treatment facility in south-east Queensland for young people with complex mental health issues, and ensure patients have access to an integrated education/vocational training program.

The preferred options was the development of a new facility at The Prince Charles Hospital. The location is  already serviced locally by complementary adolescent and adult mental health services. Considering the Statewide responsibility, the proposed facility has readily available access to the airport and public transport.

As a Gate 2 deliverable, the Schematic Design for the new facility was developed by MAAP (specialist mental health facility designers) and in a co-design approach with key stakeholders including clinical users and patient families.

The proposed 3,000sqm facility will have 12-inpatient beds, Day program sufficient for 10 places; shared dining rooms; multi-functional meeting / training / education rooms;  individual offices and sufficient shared working spaces; staff room, write up space and associated amenities; centralised administration for child and youth mental health services; and dedicated back of house services including laundry and kitchen.

The Detailed Business Case and supporting apparatus received Board Endorsement and was submitted to the IRC for approval. The IRC granted approval to proceed through Gate 2 and commence activities for procurement.


Department of Health, Queensland


Brisbane, Queensland



Project Scope:

Detailed options assessment and detailed business case for new sub-acute mental health facility

Destravis Role:

Business Case Writer
Principal Consultant / Project Manager
Master Planner
Schematic Design