$130 Million 27-Storey Tower Proposed for Wynnum CBD

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Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development

A development application has been submitted by HamBros Pty Ltd for a 27-storey mixed-use development located at 74 Charlotte Street and 89 Bay Terrace, Wynnum.

Known in the application as ‘Ora’, the project would be built behind the existing ‘Wynnum Shopping Centre’ and has been designed by Sarah Porter of Ivory Collective.

The project comprises of 275 one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as new retail and two levels of commercial space.

A full recreation level is planned for level 5 which includes a 528m2 restaurant and bar around a large pool terrace with wet deck, spa, sauna & steam rooms, private cabanas, cinema, bbqs, meeting rooms, wine rooms, gym and function rooms.

Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist’s impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist’s impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist’s impression of Ora, Wynnum development

“Wynnum CBD area has been left behind with no development occurring in the last 20 years. Land owners and businesses are left to struggle with reduced returns and trading days (5 if lucky) and reduced trading hours”.

“Most small businesses in the area lose money early week due to lack of volume and fixed overheads and struggle to make ends meet on weekends. Our project is to design to put Wynnum CBD on the “open for business” Map”.

“This landmark development, with a construction cost estimated at $130m will have a huge financial and community positive impact on the Wynnum CBD and surrounding areas”.

– HamBros Pty Ltd vision.

Artist's impression of Ora, Wynnum development
Artist’s impression of Ora, Wynnum development

The site sits within a ‘Major Centre Zone’ for Wynnum which allows for high density development. Detailed architectural rendering are still progressing and are currently shown as massing’s.

Project Rundown

  • Site area: 7,278m2
  • Number of residential apartments: x54 one bedrooms, x148 two bedrooms, x67 three bedrooms, x6 penthouses (x275 apartments total)
  • Building height: 26 levels + rooftop / 105m
  • Commercial space: 4,624m2
  • Retail space: 2,812m2
  • Lifts: x4 lifts (lift-ratio 1:67)
  • Communal space: 528m2 restaurant and bar around a large pool terrace with wet deck, spa, sauna & steam rooms, private cabanas, cinema, bbqs, meeting rooms, wine rooms, gym and function rooms
  • Car parking: x463 car spaces in total
  • Bicycle parking: x320 bike spaces
  • Developer: HamBros Pty Ltd
  • Architect: Ivory Collective
  • Town Planner: Gateway Survey & Planning
  • Sustainability: Deep planting proposed throughout. There is no planned provision for a rooftop solar PV system.
Proposed recreation deck level as part of Ora, Wynnum
Proposed recreation deck level as part of Ora, Wynnum

Plans

Proposed Plans Part-1

 

Tell us what you think about this masterplan below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti online platform is A006009368.

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By 27 reviewer(s)

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    Loz S

    Absolutely revolting. What a horrible thought. I failed to see how this eyesore adds anything but overcrowded living. Wynnum lacks the infrastructure to deal with a massive population explosion. This tower would end up being a massive eyesore to our beautiful bay! Shame on the people who even think this is ok!

    September 18, 2022

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    Nic

    Such an atrocity! How shameful to even allow it to come to light. Go back to the drawing board. Wynnum does not need to be gentrified. It needs sustainable and affordable housing. Not eye sores that start at $1m for a studio!

    September 16, 2022

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    andrew de bruin

    what a complete eyesore. One can only hope that the application for 27 stories is not an ambit claim hoping to be allowed 10-12! It’s happened before. This is not the Gold Coast and the argument for increasing weekend traffic to traders is ridiculous. Come and see what weekends are like in Wynnum. Go away HamBros

    August 28, 2022

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    Nic

    It is an unusual proposal for an area that doesn’t have any precedent to work with. If the local community are staunchly against it, one would presume a character area appraisal should be undertaken and thereafter see if any heritage, environmental, communal, and aesthetic values are impacted by this.

    Inevitably, I foresee such proposals coming and going, but the bottom line is that Wynnum is a desirable area for property demand and will continue as such.

    Perhaps the solution is to lower the amount of floors by 8-10 and seek to design a project that meets all the necessary requirements for sustainable property development for Brisbane’s subtropical environment.

    August 5, 2022

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    Graham

    I love the idea of development but come on this is just plan ugly and way way to high. The plaza development yes great but this tower is all wrong.

    August 1, 2022

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    Robby

    As a local resident I object completely to this development. Council has agreed height restrictions which are imposed to the inch for new residential developments, but their seems to be a different rule for large developments. Citing the council’s passing of the Stratton Terrace development in Manly as an example. But this current proposal is on another level, (literally). We do not wish to live in the Gold Coast or we would be living there. Wynnum will not be revitalised by the addition of a monstrous slum of the future, shading great areas and changing the infrastructure of our community. Why do people flock to Manly on the weekend from the city? Not just because of the beautiful bay, but because they enjoy the market and the village atmosphere that Manly offers. Wynnum still has that atmosphere, but it will be lost if high rise developments are allowed. Byron Bay and Noosa are great examples of how keeping development low (in their case below the tree line), creates a wonderful living environment, allowing light and greenery to dominate the urban landscape. The lack of high-rise has in no way impeded the revitalisation of these towns, in fact they are extremely popular not just because of the beautiful beaches and scenery but because of the lack of concrete towers and thefeeling of closeness and community living that lowest development encourages. The Gold Coast highrise vision of life is not sustainable nor is conducive to a connectivity to the land we live in. Please Council have a vision for the future not based on profit and reject this development in consideration of future generations to come.

    August 1, 2022

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    Villager

    Just to bring some sanity to comments of ‘disgust’ against the ‘greedy and irresponsible’ council – this proposal has been submitted by a developer to council, council haven’t approved it and they probably haven’t even started their assessment of it yet.
    In the unlikely event that they ignore their own plan and approve it in its current form then yes, you could say they were irresponsible etc, but until then these comments make no sense.

    May 26, 2022

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    Peter S

    How do we show our disgust at Brisbane council for even letting this proposal break wind – two of the worst type of persons in today’s world are developers and estate agents both of whom have no concern for “Joe blow” and these are the people who make Wynnum what it is – so they can shove the BS – go away and leave us alone – we don’t want you or your money ideas

    May 25, 2022

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    Darren

    Where is the environmental and social impact statement for such a disastrous scheme? Clearly no thought given to the surrounding environment or the residents of Wynnum. Business owners may benefit, but at what cost to the local area? Making money is not everything – NO TO THIS DEVELOPMENT!

    May 24, 2022

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    Shelly Dyer

    This is a architectural disgrace we don’t need this vulgar height in the middle of Wynnum

    May 24, 2022

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