Plans for a five-storey commercial building nestled alongside some of Brisbane’s iconic heritage buildings have been lodged with Brisbane City Council.
Crete Investments as Trustee For Raptis Property Trust No.2 has lodged a development application for a 662sq m site at 180 Main Street at Kangaroo Point.
The property neighbours the Story Bridge and heritage-listed Carroll House, an 1870s two-storey terrace of shops and residences, that conveys the history of one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs.
The Jackson Teece-designed five-storey commercial building would include two basement levels, a ground floor cafe or bar and retail tenancy, and four floors of commercial space.
The five-storey height would be consistent with an adjacent property and the elevation of the Story Bridge.
Place Design Group’s Nicholas Holt wrote in the planning report the development would add to the “vitality” of the Kangaroo Point area.
“The proposed development will deliver a new contemporary five-storey building located adjacent to the Story Bridge with direct views to the Brisbane CBD providing a significant contribution to the vitality and image of Kangaroo Point,” he said.
“Landscaping has been provided as part of the proposed development through the inclusion of various integrated podium and verge planting together with a significant street corner tree adapting to the sub-tropical environment and visual interest of the building.”
The roof height is 25.5m “to ensure no obstruction or encroachment into the height clearance zone of the adjoining Story Bridge” according to the town planning report.
“The proposed development is responsive to the site and general character of the Kangaroo Point locality and provides a smooth transition between the built form adjoining [the site] and the Story Bridge to the east.
“A substantial level of glass facade has been incorporated together with podium landscaping to provide a built form outcome that responds to the site characteristics and sub-tropical elements of Brisbane.”
Pre-lodgement minutes from December 2020 indicated the initial plans were not sympathetic enough to the heritage-listed “rare 1870s two-storey masonry terrace of shops and residences” it would abut.
But a heritage consultation report has found the development would not adversely impact the state significant Story Bridge, and would serve to activate Main St, adjoining heritage-listed Carroll House.
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$130 million Wynnum CBD apartment development proposed
The Brisbane-based property developer, HamBros, led by local developer Justin Ham, has lodged plans for a 27-level mixed-use development in the heart of Wynnum.
Ora, which will spread across a 7,278 sqm site at 74 Charlotte Street and 89 Bay Terrace, will be built behind the existing Wynnum Shopping Centre.
Ora, meaning ‘edge’ in Latin, has been designed by Ivory Collective and will comprise 275 apartments, with the amalgamation also planned to be home to retail space, as well as two-levels of commercial space.
“Ora is a development that intertwines the beautiful bayside environment of Wynnum with the ease and luxury of unit living,” architecture firm Ivory Collective noted in their design statement in the development application.
There will be 275 apartments in the development, made up of 54 one-bedroom, 148 two-bedroom and 67 three-bedroom apartments, along with six three-bed plus multi-purpose-room penthouses.
Ora’s floor plate is designed to orientate and capture as much of the East as possible, allowing for maximum exposure to the easterly breezes and bay views.
A full recreation level is planned for level five, with a 528 sqm restaurant and bar, set around an expansive pool terrace as well as a wet deck, space, sauna and steam rooms, private cabanas, a cinema, barbecues, meeting rooms, wine rooms and function spaces.
“The recreational level on Level 5 creates a space for both the public and residents alike to enjoy the beautiful bay views and surroundings,” the statement added.
Drawing inspiration from the Wynnum foreshore in both its material and palette and building form, Ora is made up of clean off-white concrete and bronzed feature cladding and batten, reflecting the warmth and clarity of the Wynnum/Manly beach front, Ivory Collective noted.
Barwon secures Princess Alexandra Hospital car park
Barwon Investment Partners has snapped up a multi-level car park and medical centre on a site with significant development upside opposite Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The Woolloongabba asset at 250 Ipswich Road is setting the healthcare focused fund manager back around $95 million, reflecting a circa four per cent net passing yield.
The property contains an eight level, 773-bay garage attached to a two floor wellness centre with 21 tenancies, anchored to Gabba Dermatology, Brisbane Cardiology and Allied Health; the Weighted Average Lease Expiry is nearly seven years.
A pedestrian overpass connects the building to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, also a major teaching campus, employing 6810.
The 5106 sqm block has significant upside – up to 15 storeys based on its zoning, according to JLL’s Seb Turnbull, Elliott O’Shea and Simon Quinn, who marketed the asset with a Blight Rayner scheme.
BIP invests again
Established in 2006, BIP holds a property portfolio worth $2.3 billion.
Its medical related product, much held in a Healthcare Property fund, is priced at about $1.4b as at March, 2022.
Seven months ago, for the trust, the manager paid Forza Capital $34.7m for a South Brisbane medical centre – not far from 250 Ipswich Rd – and two Canberra assets including Belconnen’s Ginninderra Medical & Dental Centre on nearly a hectare.
Also late last year BIP spent $75m for a 12 level St Kilda Rd office majority leased to Alfred Health.
More to come.
Article source: www.realestatesource.com.au
Brisbane’s Office Market Greenlit for Business
Brisbane’s office market continues to shake off the pandemic doldrums with two new commercial towers approved in the CBD and fringe suburbs.
Property owner PGIM and development partner Indema’s plan for a bold adaptive reuse of a 1970s commercial building at 444 Queen Street has won approval.
The bronze 22-storey tower opposite Customs House will be stripped back to its core structure and completely remodelled with a new podium, curtain wall facade and an additional two-storey sculptural canopy.
Indema director Michael Bruderlin said they would be targeting a net zero certification for the building upon completion in the first quarter of 2024.
Article source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
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