A new development application has been submitted by Consolidated Properties to replace a previous 22 to 25 storey Sunland application which was designed by international architect Zaha Hadid.
Brisbane’s first Zaha designed project was subject of a lengthy legal battle by local resident Kate Peta Bell who appealed the Grace on Coronation approval and eventually won in the Queensland Supreme Court.
Developer Sunland abandoned the three-tower $500 million ‘Champagne Flute’ development and the site was sold to Consolidated Properties.
Known as ‘600 Coronation Drive’, the new Consolidated Properties proposal has been designed by John Wardle Architects and features three towers at 15 habitable storeys plus rooftop amenities.
Similar to the Zaha proposal, the project plans to re-use the 1865 heritage Middenbury House, proposing to extend it for retail opportunities which would integrate heritage values with the wider development.
“The proposed residential towers and repurposing of Middenbury House have been designed to create a unique development, providing a new identity for this site and creating a landmark designation for Brisbane.
The redevelopment of the site will create high density residential living, combined with the expansion of the cycleway through the site from the Riverwalk.
The development is representative of a modern architectural style, which celebrates and is reflective of the riverbank of the Brisbane River.”
– Wolter Consulting Group.
- GFA: 43,005m2
- Height: x15 storeys + rooftop deck / tallest being RL68.3m
- Apartments: Coronation Drive Tower: x25 1 bed apartments, x80 2 bed apartments, x27 3 bed apartments, x2 2 bed apartments. River Tower 1: x40 2 bed apartments, x56 3 bed apartments, x3 4 bed apartments. River Tower 2: x15 2 bed apartments, x43 3 bed apartments. x291 apartments in total.
- Lifts: x2 lifts in each tower
- Retail: The only proposed retail will be inside a proposed Middenbury House refurbishment (382.80 m²).
- Communal Space: Rooftop recreation on all three buildings featuring pools, bbq facilities, outdoor dining areas and gardens. Non-rooftop facilities include a lounge, shared work spaces and gym.
- Car Parking: x547 car spaces
- Bike Parking: x364 bike spaces
- Landscape Design: Form Landscape Architects
- Sustainability & Communal Power Generation: The development includes a provision for rooftop solar array systems which would provide power to offset common area power consumption. Over 3,000m2 of site area will be made publically accessible open space.
According to the development application, the proposed development unlocks a critical and missing link along the Bicentennial Bikeway, providing a connection from Coronation Drive, through the site to Archer Street.
In its current state, the existing site consists mainly of concrete building footings and carparks from the previous use.
Only 14% (or 1,630m2) of the Nett Site Area, (note, this is taken after assumed road dedication) is currently vegetated. Comparatively, the proposed Development Application delivers a significant improvement of open landscaped areas totalling 49% (or 5,756m2) of the total indicative Nett Site Area.
It is not yet fully understood how the Brisbane City Council’s recently unveiled Green Bridge linking Toowong to West End will impact on this development, however according to Consolidated Properties, it is anticipated that one tower will need to be resumed to make way for the new bridge proposal.
“The proposed application includes three (3) residential towers, with RS2 located on the site where the bridge landing would occur. If the bridge proceeds, it will result in a loss of one of the proposed three towers across the site, situated along the Brisbane River.
In light of this, the basement and car parking configuration, orientation and siting of the RS2 tower have been designed in consideration of possible loss of developable land in place of a bridge landing on the site. If this occurs, the publicly accessible open space offering will further expand from 3,139m2 to approximately 4,500m2.” – Wolter Consulting Group
PlansApp A - Proposed PlansPart-3 (1)
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