Brookfield Propose New Residential Tower for Portside Wharf

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Architectural rendering of Portside Wharf building 19
Architectural rendering of Portside Wharf building 19

A development application has been submitted by Brookfield for the development of a 16 storey residential tower located at Portside Wharf East.

Known as ‘building 19’ at Portside East, the project has been designed by Cottee Parker Architects and features 186 apartments and three ground floor retail tenancies.

Described in the development application as a ‘gateway landmark’ to the greater Portside Precinct, the vision is to create a sophisticated and elegant design to complement the existing built form of the Portside Wharf area.

“Divided into three built forms, Building 19 is harmonious with its master planned context, yet distinct in it’s own placemaking and identity. It’s use of lighter tones contrasts it to the adjacent Building 18, while its curvature allows it to read as part of the same precinct. There is a clear distinction between tower, podium,
and ground plane.” – Cottee Parker Architects

In 2020, Brookfield completed work on Gallery House at Portside East. Brookfield also has ‘Olandia’ and ‘Rivello’ residential towers which have been approved by EDQ.

Architectural rendering of Portside Wharf building 19
Architectural rendering of Portside Wharf building 19
Site plan of Portside Wharf building 19
Site plan of Portside Wharf building 19

Project rundown

  • Site Area: 3,384m2
  • Building Footprint: 2,647m2
  • Site Cover: 78.2%
  • Number of Apartments: 186 total. x59 1 bedroom apartments, x127 two bedroom apartments
  • Residential GFA: 14,517.214m2
  • Retail/commercial tenancies: 4 x ground and 1 x mezzanine tenancy 672.76m2 NLA
  • Total GFA: 15,189.97m2
  • Private open space: Podium terraces and tower balconies – min. 9m2 for 1 bed units and min. 12m2 for 2 bedroom units
  • Communal areas: Ground floor – 844.8m2, Podium 03 – 667.37m2, Recreation Deck – 235.4m2, Total = 1,747.57m2 or 52.39% of site area
  • Height: 16 storeys / RL 56.80
  • Lifts: x2
  • Car parking:  Provided at a rate of approx. 1 per unit – total 190 (including 3 in tandem) – in single basement and 2 levels of podium
  • Bicycle & end of trip facilities: Bicycle parking will be provided at the required rate. End of trip facilities provided at ground level

The proposal includes provision for a tourism based commercial tenancy on the mezzanine level as well as a 235m2 communal space which accommodates a pool.

The project is in close proximity to the new Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games athletes village which will house 10,000 athletes and would deliver a diverse residential offering, including aged care, retirement living social and affordable housing, key worker, hotel, build-to-rent and market accommodation.

Architectural concept rendering of the Athletes' Village planned for Northshore Hamilton
Architectural concept rendering of the Athletes’ Village planned for Northshore Hamilton
Architectural rendering of Northshore Hamilton
Architectural rendering of Northshore Hamilton

According to the development application, the Brisbane Cruise Terminal (BCT) is expected to become a transit facility due to the newly built Brisbane International Cruise Terminal which has no size restriction for cruise ships and is likely to become the primary transit facility for cruise ships.

With the transition to a transit facility, the traffic volume generated will be significantly less than the existing use.

Tell us what you think about this masterplan below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Economic Development Queensland’s online platform is #DEV2021/1222.

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