WORK on the new $2.6 million Highfields Medical Centre is nearing completion, with the facility on track to open next month.
Newlands Group finished constructing the centre’s Queensland X-Ray facility last week and work has begun on the internal fit-out.
The new diagnostic imagery facility is a first for the Highfields community and the centre will also host a dentistry clinic.
“Providing this vital community infrastructure for the Highfields community has been very rewarding for our teams,” Newlands Group commercial manager Danny Charlesworth said.
“At the peak of construction, there was up to 15 local subcontractors on site and we were fortunate it was real clean-cut build with minimal constraints.
“Keeping to a tight time frame was most important to make sure Queensland X-Ray can open up on time without delays.”
Mr Charlesworth said the size of the equipment influenced construction.
“The design of the CT scanning and X-Ray rooms was key to getting the right layout as the machines are quite unwieldy,” he said.
“One of the most interesting components of the build was applying a different treatment to the internal walls.
“Each wall and any other penetration had to be treated with lead for radiation protection.”
Newlands Group have also been awarded the construction of the Highfields Aldi store, also based on Highfields Rd.
“We’re looking forward to the opening of both these new tenancies and unlocking future development opportunities to meet the growing Highfields market.”