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A Look Into GPT’s Final Tower for Riverside Centre Precinct

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GPT Group has submitted a development application for a 26-storey commercial office tower located within the CBD’s golden triangle at 135 Eagle Street.

If approved, the tower would constitute the last available site within the Harry Seidler designed Riverside Centre precinct.

According to architects Cameron & Co and Cox, Seidler’s original master plan positioned the now heritage Riverside Centre amongst a group of three other towers, two of which were to the south (now Riparian Plaza, also by Harry Seidler and OneOneOne Eagle by Cox Architecture).

One tower, smaller in scale than the Riverside Centre, was proposed to the north within the same plaza precinct, with low-level built form spilling outward over the Brisbane River.

Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

The proposed plan involves completing this original vision by replacing the low-level restaurants and bars with the new tower and retail plaza.

The commercial tower is shorter in nature and has a stepping down design to preserve the scale and minimise impact to the Riverside Centre.

Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Each floor of the tower would be framed by planter beds with the final level of the tower comprising of plant equipment, an extensive roof garden and drone landing pad.

A large outdoor terrace and garden is proposed for level six.

Architectural rendering of the lobby of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of the lobby of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

The lobby itself is designed to be experienced as a soaring and expansive space, generous and uncluttered, creating room to pause and breathe between the street and the office.

The lobby can be approached and entered from Eagle Street, Riverside Plaza or from the public walkway past new restaurants through to the adjoining 145 Eagle Street riverfront dining terraces.

Architectural rendering of the ground level plaza of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of the ground level plaza of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Fronting the river at plaza level is a new array of restaurant spaces with outdoor dining terraces following the outline of the existing built form from the Seidler masterplan.

Above these restaurants, two levels of boutique-scaled office, conferencing and wellness space follow the free-form plan and create a riverfront workplace experience unparalleled in Brisbane.

This riverfront built form is capped by an open landscaped terrace, accessed directly from the first level of tower offices. – Cameron & Co and Cox

Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Project rundown

  • Site Area: 13,627m2
  • GFA: Office GFA: 35,073m2, total GFA: 38,548m2
  • Height: 26 storeys
  • Elevators: x10 elevators
  • Retail: Retail/ dining GFA: 3,016m2
  • Communal Space: 3,331.82m2 or 105% of the building footprint to be landscaped communal open space
  • Car Parking: Car parking numbers will be reduced within the existing Riverside Centre basement to allow for the establishment of end of trip facilities and bike store areas.
  • Bike Parking: 509
  • Developer: GPT Group
  • Architect: Cameron & Co and Cox
  • Landscape Design: Aspect Studios
  • Town Planner: Urbis
  • Sustainability: Roof top PV arrays are proposed to capture renewable energy and are accompanied by back up battery storage. Rainwater harvesting is also proposed. The development is targeting 5.5 Star rating under the NABERS tool and 6 Star rating under the Greenstar Buildings pathway.
  • Date Submitted: 01/12/2022
Architectural rendering of inside GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of inside GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT's 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Architectural rendering of GPT’s 135 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Plans

Plans

 

Tell us what you think about this development below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti online platform is A006160274.

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8 COMMENTS

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    Steven

    Wasted opportunity

    January 9, 2023

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    Brad

    Nothing should be built here at all. We do not need a wall of buildings lining the waterfront. The lowrise pubs, bars and restaurants there now are appropriate for the site.

    December 21, 2022

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    Anthony

    Another Ugly as design. Brisbane deserves soooooo much better then this eyesore. Bland and woefully poor appearance from the river. Nothing like Harries idea

    December 15, 2022

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    Tim Debattista

    This is very disappointing. This plot had so much potential, and they have decided to build a bland skyscraper. They should really reconsider this design. This is not an Olympic city skyscraper 😞

    December 14, 2022

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    Kit

    This not inspiring considering the location.

    December 8, 2022

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    Hamilton Harcourt

    Very Excited for this to come to life!
    A great size and great form. I can understand where they are coming from in relation to Seidlers landscape of this precinct, especially when you compare his original sketches and these plans!

    I also believe this will be great for this area! I think this space is currently being wasted and is dead on nights other than game nights.

    Bravo.

    December 8, 2022

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    David L

    One of the most disgusting buildings I have ever seen. They are kidding themselves if they think that this aligns with Seidlers vision

    December 7, 2022

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    Jason M

    What a waste for such a great location!

    December 7, 2022

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