Medical services in the heart of Ipswich are set to continue to grow with the Ipswich City Council approving a new medical centre for South Street.
The approval is for land at 18 South Street which is currently used as a parking lot.
Milestone Medical plans to open a single-storey medical centre with eight consultation rooms, a procedure room and associated amenities.
The site is in the CBD Medical Services Zone under the Ipswich Planning Scheme.
“Being within the CBD, the subject site is immediately surrounded by a number of businesses and commercial uses including offices, retail, food and drink outlets, health services etc, with the site immediately adjoining an office building, a dental practice and a medical centre,” the application noted.
“The site is approximately 550 metres from the CBD train station and approximately 900 metres from Riverlink Shopping Centre.
“A number of community uses and services are provided for with a 1km radius of the site including sport and recreation grounds, several educational facilities and various complementing health services including the Ipswich Hospital.”
The rectangular site is 508 square metres in size with the medical centre to have a gross floor area of about 235 square metres, and five car parks.
“The proposed development contains a contemporary architectural design, which features a range of building treatments that will make a significant contribution and improvement to the streetscape appearance and overall architectural form of the immediate area,” the application noted.
“The facade presents a complementing combination of bright white and charcoal render and vertical charcoal aluminium treatments.
“Thoughtfully designed landscaping is included to soften the built form, including climbing vine species designed to naturally screen the majority of the car parking area.”
The centre is approved to operate from 6am to 10pm.