Consolidated Properties has proposed a 17 level office building situated on the site of the former Emerald Tower development.
Designed by John Wardle Architects, the proposal includes a ground level restaurant/café fronting Ann Street and Clark Lane.
A Sky Garden is proposed on the roof top with extensive views of the city which will provide a flexible space for catering small gatherings to large corporate functions.
Components of the Sky Garden are covered by a weatherproof shade structure and glass screens around the edge as part of the building façade to reduce wind impacts.
Development in this precinct is intended to provide an introduction to the Brisbane CBD and make a strong statement as part of the ‘northern gateway’ to the CBD, whilst respecting the existing heritage values of the area in any design considerations.
Consolidated Properties is known for developing AM-60, situated on the corner of Margaret and Albert Streets.
According to the DA,
The proposed building seeks to re-establish the Queen Street and Ann Street alignments, and activate Clark Lane, Ann Street and Queen Street.
The brick podium, housing the café to Ann Street, returns to Clark Lane, and addresses Webber House and its courtyard and entry.
Placing the entry to the café in Clark Lane, and with a window providing a further visual connection, activity to the laneway will be significantly increased.
Café seating is proposed to Ann Street, adjacent to the Ann Street entry and sheltered in an undercroft area. The café seating, people entering and leaving the building will combine with activity in the meeting spaces immediately inside.
The generous heights of the Ann Street and Queen Street lobbies provide a gentle transition from the public realm. The public realm is extended into the Ann Street undercroft area, and a visual and physical connection is created between Queen and Ann Streets via the linked lobbies.
The Queen Street lobby is presented as a grand space, rich in materials and detail, visually connected to the public realm with a fully glazed façade, and protecting canopies.
- Total GFA 18,529m2,
- Parking for 72 cars, over 2 basement levels
- End of Trip Facility for cyclists