Greenslopes Strengthens Veteran Care Legacy with Legacy House

The construction of Legacy House is set to commence on the former site of Australian Red Cross Centre at Greenslopes. This cutting-edge facility is designed to provide comprehensive health support to veterans and their families.

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The new Legacy House, designed by Hayball Architects, will be built on the site of the former Australian Red Cross Centre at Greenslopes, which was originally constructed in early 1945. This location choice deliberately honours and continues Greenslopes’ long-standing commitment to veteran care.

Graham Legerton, Hayball principal said, “This is a site and project that has great meaning for the community, state, and country. Legacy House honours this significance and ensures the site’s story, the story of our veterans, and our immense gratitude for their service continues long into the future.”

Legacy House will be situated across from the existing Greenslopes medical precinct, which includes the Keith Payne Mental Health Unit, Greenslopes Private Hospital, and Gallipoli Medical Research. This proximity creates a comprehensive care ecosystem for veterans and their families.

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Legacy Brisbane CEO Brendan Cox highlighted the importance of this location, stating, “Legacy House is a vitally important step for veterans and their families, providing the support they need in life after service. Its placement in Greenslopes, with its existing medical infrastructure, allows us to provide needed, and deserved, wraparound health and support.”

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The design of Legacy House incorporates elements that respect Greenslopes’ architectural heritage while providing modern, supportive spaces. Broad verandahs embrace the Queensland vernacular, while landscaped outdoor areas will link the building to the adjoining Brisbane City Council parkland, offering green spaces for families to connect and reflect.

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As construction is set to commence soon, Legacy House promises to be a valuable addition to Greenslopes’ community and a continuation of its proud tradition of veteran support.

Published 7-July-2024