St Vincent’s Hospital in Kangaroo Point Up for a 20-Year Transformation

St Vincent’s Hospital in Kangaroo Point has submitted plans for a wellness campus, a redevelopment which will be undertaken in six stages for the next 20 years.



Gaskell Planning Consultants is overseeing the plans on behalf of St Vincent Healthcare Limited whilst Bickerton Masters has been tapped to design the complex. 

St Vincent’s development (DA A005844698) will accommodate spaces for residential and commercial uses, including a new aged care accommodation. There will be three towers, between 14 to 18-storeys tall for the residential precinct. It will also have an education precinct for its research and healthcare facilities. 

Photo Credit: Artist Impression from Bickerton Masters/BCC
Photo Credit: Artist Impression from Bickerton Masters/BCC

Public green spaces will be incorporated in the plans, including an accessway to the river walk. The buildings will be designed to interconnect via landscaped podiums. The development is aimed at innovating the healthcare offering of St Vincent Healthcare Limited to support Brisbane’s ageing population. 

The old building will be gradually knocked down during the stages of the development, whilst the existing aged care facility will be temporarily relocated to the Maycrest site, which has been earmarked for Stage 2. 

Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC
Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC
Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC

Lincoln Hopper, the chief executive of St Vincent’s made it clear that the construction phases will consider the relocations carefully as they do not plan to shut down operations. Mr Hopper expects that work on the property will start in a matter of years. 



Formerly know as the Mt Olivet Hospital, the private facility built around the mid-1950s to cater to the elderly has been underdeveloped. As the needs of the patients change, the operators believe that redevelopment would help them provide a range of complex health requirements.