My Life My Health is at the forefront of functional medicine incorporating an Integrative Medical Practice, Compounding Pharmacy and Nourish Hub. It is a healthcare destination located in the heart of Brisbane City on the renowned Wickham Terrace. We are committed to providing excellence in the services and products we provide backed by the latest evidence based science and research. We are passionate about leading the way in healthcare for all our customers, patients and clients and have adopted a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit.
Your journey to better health starts here with us. With our support you can take control of your health through improved nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices.
a little history . . .
Wickham House, a beautiful five story building was constructed in 1924. Known as 'Windmill Hill' to residents during the 1840's and 1850's, the Wickham Terrace area was subdivided during 1856 and sold to wealthy citizens. Following the first land sales along the terrace, houses began being constructed. Due to its location, close to the city and elevated, the are soon became popular for professional and business families.
Wickham Terrace was evolving into an are of boarding houses and homes, schools, clubs and medical rooms. Doctors were living and practising on Wickham Terrace as early as the 1860s. One of the first was Dr Joseph Bancroft, who occupied several houses including Athol Place, Inchcolm and Carlton House. During the 1880s, many doctors and their families moved onto Wickham terrace, however, by the end of World War 1, doctors became more specialised and started setting up rooms on the Terrace, moving their families out to the suburbs, separating their place of work from their home.
A medical entrepreneur, Dr ACF Halford, commissioned architect FR Hall to design a buiilding for consulting rooms for medical specialists. On January 6, 1923, Hall called for tenders for the construction of '... professional flats at the corner of Wickham Terrace and Upper Edward Street ...' Built by FJ Corbett, Wickham House was opened in July 1924. Allan Oxlade was the decorator and the joinery and floor lino were supplied by James Cambpell and Sons Ltd. The building was featured in the Architectural and Building Journal or Queensland on July 7, 1924.
Wickham House was part of the interwar redevelopment of the medical precinct along Wickham Terrace, which included Brisbane Clinic, Ballow Chambers, Inchcolm and Craigston. Their construction constituted the second phase, the first being in the 1880s, of the Terrace's growth as a medical precint. The attic roof was a later addition to the building in the 1960s.
Wickham House continues to accommodate medical specialists, maintaining the purpose for which the building was designed and constructed.