Statewide Child and Family Centre

  • Client

    Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA)

  • Architect

    Kerstin Thompson Architects

  • Location


  • Status

    Completed in 2023

  • Consultants

    Donald Cant Watts Corke
    OPS Engineers
    BSA Building Surveyors

Building Engineering was appointed to deliver the Statewide Child and Family Centre in December 2021. Construction work commenced in January 2022 and was completed in early 2023.

The project consisted of the delivery of a new 12-bed mental health care and wellbeing facility to children aged 11 and under.

Operated by Austin Health, Statewide Child and Family Centre is the first of its kind in Victoria. The facility offers therapy and ‘live-in’ services for acute mental health patients (0-11yrs) and their families.

The new facility features private rooms and shared living spaces including a communal kitchen, dining, laundry, family activity areas, outdoor garden areas, along with clinical consulting areas.