A development application has been submitted to replace a previous 14-storey commercial tower application located at 458 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley.
The previous application, by Silverstone Developments has been replaced with a new short-term co-living development in Brisbane which blends private residential spaces with extensive shared areas with hotel-like amenities and concierge services.
According to the development application, this form of residential accommodation is a missing market in Brisbane.
The proposal seeks to fill this gap and provide additional accommodation choices for Brisbane residents and visitors. The development provides a tailored outcome for the site and locality, which seeks to bolster Brisbane’s accommodation choices.
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Co-living is open to any age group and demographic provides for:
- Flexibility on lease term but with minimum commitment
- Asset-sponsored community programming emphasis
- Furnishings and all-inclusive central billing
- Shared living spaces.
Apart from the change in the type of the development from commercial to short-term co-living, the development maintains the existing commercial approval which includes overall maximum height of RL 79.16m, three levels of podium parking and activated ground plane.
Differences in the new design include an increase in levels (although staying within the previous height envelope), facade design amendments, reconfiguring the ground and building entry as well as improved communal space areas to suit residential needs.
Designed by Bayley Ward, the development includes a full floor recreation level on the forth floor which includes co-working spaces, library, communal dining area and bar, lounge areas, outdoor terrace bbq areas and 48m2 pool. Level 19 also includes communal lounges and the rooftop on level 20 to become a rooftop terrace with seating and indoor event area.
The development is proposed in two stages: the first involves a new four-storey PCYC development, a continuation from the current application; the second stage comprises the construction of the new co-living building.
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|Short-term accomodation & Integrated co-living
|Gross Floor Area (GFA)
|22 Storeys (RL 79.16m)
|– x101 short term accomodation units
– x280 dual use accomodation (rooming & short term)
– x381 rooms in total
|x4 elevators. Lift-to-room ratio of 1:95
|506m2 of communal open space on levels 4 and the rooftop
|x55 car parking spaces and x9 motorbike spaces
|x22 bicycle spaces
|Coliv Wickham Prop Trust
|Deep planting throughout. Dedicated recycling chute provided for all levels. Rooftop solar PV array system planned for communal power usage.
Development application link
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