This 25-storey apartment building, the Sky Precinct, includes a 25-metre pool on the rooftop, an “oasis” of landscaped pools, a gymnasium and yoga studio on the ground floor and a residents’ lounge midway.
The development application proposes a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said the design was influenced by Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate.
“We challenged the architects to design a building fitting the site’s prominent and iconic location, in keeping with the design context of the local area and Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate,” Mr Bible said.
The Sky Precinct development appears to be sited within a parcel of land that is a mix of publicly accessible open space and private land.
The media statement says 60 per cent of the 5400-square-metre site is dedicated to public open space.
However, much of that open space is Brisbane City Council public land, the Mirvac website says.
Mirvac design director Michael Wiener described the Sky Precinct as “a park within a park”.
“We have created a tropical oasis with pools of water, shaded enclaves and grassed areas for active sport,” he said.
“At ground level, the Sky Precinct will boast a wellness centre for residents, complete with a gymnasium and yoga studio overlooking water features and tropical landscaping.
“Further up the building, a residents’ lounge and private dining room offer the ideal space for special gatherings, with premium finishes and panoramic views of the New Farm reach of the Brisbane River.
“And on top is a 25-metre infinity-edge pool with views to the city and river, alongside a spa and barbecue terrace.”
He said Mirvac used an online site to keep in touch with the Newstead community.
“Mirvac has been a part of Newstead since 2001, and over the years we’ve seen this area evolve. This next stage continues that story,” he said.
The Teneriffe and Newstead Neighbourhood Plan allows for buildings to be 25 storeys high if they are on a block of land more than 4000 square metres.
“We have chosen to work within council’s guidelines to deliver a project that is consistent with established development within the Newstead and Teneriffe community,” he said.
“We are, however, going above and beyond with the scale and quality of open space, which will benefit not only the Sky Precinct residents but all those who call Newstead home.”
Submissions and feedback – separate to Brisbane City Council’s monitoring of the design – can be lodged here.
Brisbane City Council received a development application from Mirvac on April 15, 2020.
“This application is yet to be properly made. Once this has occurred, council will begin its assessment process,” a spokeswoman said.
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