Dementia Care / Respite Facility

McLeod Street, Cairns



JBD designed a two-stage project. The design brief was to convert an office (originally a 2-storey Queenslander residence) into a specialty dementia care / respite facility.

Incorporated into the design is a separate, secure administration area for the business.

Security was of paramount concern and JB achieved a high-level of security for both patients and staff whilst providing functionality, in an urban environment.

These security design elements were integrated into the overall project plan in such a manner that JB was able to present a professional/friendly facility, whilst avoiding the appearance and feel of an ‘open-air security complex’.

The existing Queenslander was adapted, and re-designed to best suit the client’s brief, whilst blending in with the character of the street. From the public access street, the general appearance of the original dwelling is retained.

JB designed the approach to the Dementia Care and Respite Facility to immediately welcome all visitors whilst at the same time providing a safe and secure environment.


Design Team:

Terry James



Darren Chirio



JBD In-house


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JB Design (Cairns) Pty Ltd

Phone: (07) 4044 0500

Office: 192 Mulgrave Road, Cairns QLD 4870

Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Postal: PO Box 869, Bungalow Post Office, Cairns Q 4870

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