North West Metropolitan Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Centre

  • Client

    Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA)

  • Architect

    Bamford Architects

  • Location


  • Status

    Completed in 2021

  • Consultants

    Mace Group
    Hive Engineering
    PLP Building Surveyors
    Altus Group
    Integral Group (previously Umow Lai)
    Spiire Consulting
    Traffix Group
    Simon Ellis Landscape Architecture

The 20-bed facility provides short and medium-term treatment and support in a residential setting for young people experiencing mental illness in Melbourne’s west.

The new facility is one of 25 prevention and recovery care centres across Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing community-based treatment for young people aged 16 – 25 who are unwell or recovering from mental illness.

The contemporary, single storey accommodation building containing 20 beds, allowing for interconnected but separate ten bed units within each building wing.

The facility includes staff areas, outdoor areas including private courtyard spaces, and living spaces.

Located in Parkville’s mental health precinct alongside the Orygen Youth Mental Health facility, the new centre will provide care and support to 200 young people each year.