Leukaemia Foundation Dutton Park, ESA Village, Boggo Road Urban Village Queensland building

Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village, Australia : Dutton Park Building

Boggo Road Urban Village Development design by The Buchan Group

The Buchan Group Helps Cement Future of Leukaemia Treatment

Location: central Brisbane

Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village, Dutton Park

A leading Brisbane architecture and design firm has completed the latest project in a long-standing relationship with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, with construction finishing on their flagship patient care development.

17 Apr 2012

Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village at Dutton Park

The Buchan Group were the lead consultants for the architectural, interior and graphic design of the new Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village at the Boggo Road Urban Village at Dutton Park.

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photographs : Christopher Frederick Jones

Work is now complete on the 5,750m² project, which features four levels of residential apartments, office and patient support facilities and a basement car park, with the first patients moving in this week.

The Buchan Group have a long-standing relationship with the Leukaemia Foundation Queensland (LFQ), instigated 12 years ago by Paul Malone, founder and previous Chairman of The Buchan Group’s Brisbane practice.

Paul, who was himself diagnosed with leukaemia and made a full recovery, joined and went on to become President of the LFQ. He was passionate about assisting the Foundation to provide support to patients living with leukaemia and other blood cancers and their families.

Managing Director Greg Sheehan said The Buchan Group was proud to be a part of the flagship project for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“The new Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Village will provide world-class facilities for patients and their families who travel to Brisbane for treatment,” Mr Sheehan said.

“The brief to our Associate Paul Watson was to design a facility that suited the needs and values of the Leukaemia Foundation so that the Village could act as a home away from home for these patients.

“We were asked to design residential apartments and patient support facilities that were cost-efficient and practical, but nonetheless did not feel ‘institutional’.

“To achieve this we have designed a building that provides maximum air flow for patient comfort, large living spaces and pleasant views to minimise the impact of the house-to-apartment-living transition, and green spaces that have been landscaped with families in mind.

“We are always proud to be associated with LFQ and the important work that they do, and it has been a rewarding experience for us to have such an integral role in the new Village.”

CEO of LFQ, Bill Petch, said that The Buchan Group’s long-term support of LFQ was invaluable to the organisation.

“This project is a flagship project for the Foundation and the first multi-level urban development we have undertaken,” Mr Petch said.

“We value highly our long-term relationship with The Buchan Group in Brisbane and their support on this project has enabled us to deliver a fantastic and much-needed new facility for our patients and their families.”

The LFQ provides accommodation and support to patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Treatment is only available in Brisbane and Townsville.

The Buchan Group continues to honour Paul Malone’s work and has supported LFQ over the past ten years, providing architectural services for projects including the Queensland Freemasons Leukaemia Village in Townsville, the Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village adjacent to the QEII Hospital at Nathan, and the current facility in Dutton Park.

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