Former Fairfax Media Ormiston print site on Finucane Road could become a medical centre

ORMISTON: The former Fairfax Media premises at Ormiston could become a medical centre. Photo: Brian Williams
ORMISTON: The former Fairfax Media premises at Ormiston could become a medical centre. Photo: Brian Williams

THE former Rural Press and Fairfax Media building at Ormiston could become a medical and specialist centre.

An application has been submitted to Redland City Council for a change of use for the iconic site.

The application states the medical centre would occupy about 2600 square metres of floor space in the existing building at the corner of Finucane Road and Delancey Street.

"It forms stage one of a multi-stage master plan for the site," the application said.

"Future stages of the development are yet to be determined in detail, however, will complement the proposed medical centre."

According to the application, the premises would enable the relocation of the Redlands Clinic at Weippin Street, Cleveland.

The clinic was at capacity and unable to expand in its current premises.

No physical or civil works were proposed, aside from additional car parks.

The centre would include facilities for general practitioner services, consulting rooms for medical specialists and allied health practitioners.

Access to the centre would be from Delancey Street.

Fairfax Media put the landmark 5.19 hectare property on the market in September.

The Bulletin's office is now at 38-44 Enterprise Street, Cleveland.