Developer Limitless plans to build a 173-room medi-hotel in Brisbane as health-focused developments ramp up in the wake of Covid.
The eight-storey development in Chermside, 9km north of the CBD, will provide temporary accommodation for people visiting the nearby Prince Charles Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.
Medical developments have proven popular in the state’s capital during the pandemic, with Barber Property lodging plans for a combined medical facility and hotel in Spring Hill, and Gansons planning a Bowen Hills medical precinct.
The Brisbane-based developer plans to build 159 standard rooms and 14 larger suites on the 1,950sq m site along with a cafe, function area, pool, gym and rooftop seating at the 3-5 Zenith Avenue and 523 Hamilton Road, Chermside property.
Currently on the site, which is near Westfield Chermside, are two low-set and one high set houses typical of the Brisbane region.
“There are very few short-term accommodation options within Brisbane outside of the inner city area and airport and therefore this development presents the opportunity to broaden the short-term offering in a well-located position,” according to the application.
The hospital-focused hotel designed by Cottee Parker features a lobby, window boxes to shade the building and a vertical green wall as well as 619sq m of landscaping.
Limitless has worked on a spate of residential developments in the surrounding area, including Parkside Kedron, Pandana and 37 Norman Drive, Chermside, however this will be the developer's first hotel.
Medi-hotels are emerging across the country, including the $200 million development of the first stage of Perth’s Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct in an effort to “free-up” hospital beds.