A development application has been submitted by Wickham Hill Pty Ltd for a 15-storey short-term accomodation and hotel tower located at 309 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill.
The building would comprise of 92 short-term accommodation suites, of which, 80 contain 1-bedroom and the remaining 12 will have 2-bedrooms.
In addition to the hotel rooms, the proposal incorporates a café/bar, function rooms, gym, spa, pool and numerous recreational areas throughout the building.
The architects, Rothelowman have designed a distinctive form, featuring arches and a material palette that reflects the heritage identity of Wickham Terrace, drawing inspiration from Athol Place, Craigston and Spring Hill Reservoir.
According to the application, the lower levels of the building provide a bold entry statement and include active use areas of the hotel, which include a café, bar, concierge, gardens, function room and cantilevered outdoor terrace.
Located on level two of the development, a 121m² gym and wellness room is planned including a sauna and spa. A function room and outdoor terrace is also designed within the level 2 recreation level.
The rooftop of the building would feature a function and dining room, pool and garden terrace, bbq area and outdoor seating areas.
- Site Area: 950m²
- Rooms: 92 short-term accommodation suites, of which, 80 contain 1-bedroom and the remaining 12 will have 2-bedrooms
- Height: 15 storeys / RL 98.8m
- Elevators: x3 elevators
- Retail: 59m² ground floor cafe and bar tenancy
- Communal Space: A 121m² gym and wellness room is planned including a sauna and spa on level 2. A function room and outdoor terrace is also designed within the level 2 recreation level. The rooftop of the building would feature a function and dining room, pool and garden terrace, bbq area and outdoor seating areas.
- Car Parking: 32 spaces
- Bike Parking: 4 visitor spaces
- Developer: Wickham Hill Pty Ltd
- Architect: Rothelowman
- Landscape Design: ASPECT Studios
- Town Planner: Murray Bell Planning Co
- Sustainability: The project maximises views of Brisbane City and parkland with balconies for privacy and passive surveillance. It incorporates natural ventilation, shading devices, and greenery for energy efficiency and uses honest materials and a concrete frame for durability. Passive design principles, such as natural ventilation and solar panels, enhance building performance.
- Date Submitted: 24/07/2023
The potential for Wickham Terrace and the surrounding area to evolve into a unique precinct of Brisbane has been impaired by a lack a streetscape / parkland activation and active uses. There is a pressing need to activate WickhamTerrace and Wickham Park, create additional casual surveillance of public spaces, and reinvest in quality architecture within the locality.
The development fulfils this pressing need and realises the potential of a location that displays unique heritage values, is centrally located, highly accessible by public transport and a leisurely stroll to Roma Street Parklands and the Queen Street Mall.
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