Total Project Group Architects were commissioned by the owners of the Barrier Reef Medical Practice to design a new medical
facility within the Character precinct of North Cairns.
The state of the art facility provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for 8 doctors and their nursing and administration
staff, along with the patients.
Total Project Group Architects designed the new facility utilizing the existing 1930 Queenslander that was occupying the
site. The design raised the existing building and converted the existing residence into a care takers facility.
The refurbishment included a deck extension, new kitchen and new entry separate to the medical facility. The new medical
facility was then inserted under the raised residence and designed in keeping with the Queenslander vernacular.
The consultation rooms are positioned to the exterior to maximize natural light. A central treatment room allows easy circulation
and access for each Doctor.
The new medical facility offers 8 consultation rooms, nursing station and preparation room, audio- iridology consultation
room, business managers office, front reception and patient waiting area, 4 bed treatment room, 2 bed emergency room,
sterilization room, staff training room, ambulance bay and both patient and staff amenities plus a children’s play area. It includes
generous timber verandah’s, batten screening and coffered ceilings to separate zones.