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Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Interim Specialist Rehabilitation Centre

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Project Information

Destravis was engaged by Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) to conduct a high level test-fit for an Interim Specialist Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) at Herston.

A Feasibility Study by Destravis investigated if an opportunity exists to provide an Interim SRC in a value for money context whilst meeting the clinical needs of a level 5 services in the proposed location at RBWH.

Destravis provided project management, architectural advisory and health facility design services.

Following the approval of a preferred test-fit and feasibility, Destravis conducted detailed engagement with the users to inform a suitable departmental layout whilst working within the constraints of the existing building, its locations and the existing infrastructure provisions.

The layout addressed the immediate ISRC needs whilst allowing for future use of the facility by other departments with minimal alterations. The process of stakeholder engagement included regular meetings for functional briefing and context purposes, and on-going review of the process and departmental layouts. Upon agreement of a departmental layout and further technical investigations on infrastructure limitations a cost plan was developed to inform an internal business case for MNHHS board submission.

Destravis completed developed design for the ISRC for Design & Construct procurement in early 2016.


Metro North Hospital and Health Service


Brisbane, Australia



Destravis Role:

Feasibility Study, Health Facility Planning and Schematic Design.