A development application has been submitted by Cbus Property for a 30-storey residential building comprising of 125 apartments located at 185 Wharf Street, Spring Hill.
Designed by Rothelowman, the project features a unique truss and grid architectural style.
A full floor recreation deck is proposed on level 2 as well as a large subtropical plaza area on the ground level.
The double height recreation level, known as ‘The Conservatory’ is split into a range of zones which would feature a lap pool, spa pool, sun lounge area, turfed lawn area, BBQ area, gym and dining room.
A highly pedestrianised ground level is proposed which includes a new cross-block link from Wharf Street to Carrol Lane.
According to architect Rothelowman, the building has been designed with Brisbane’s subtropical climate at the forefront, adopting the principles of a front yard and backyard as its design ethos for the internal and external living space for every apartment.
“While aspirations of subtropical design manifest in Queensland’s renown bespoke residential detached architecture, they have not typically been accessible to people seeking higher density housing models.
In a local context, it is suggested that multiple dwelling architecture could benefit from the learnings prevalent in the ‘New Queensland House’ that are founded on Queensland’s strong domestic architectural history.
This is exemplified by an approach that considers flexible living arrangements, a strong connection between inside and outside and innovative use of materials in construction. These broader objectives are explored in the project at multiple scales that encapsulate the architecture, interiors and resident recreation amenity.” – Rothelowman
- Site Area: 1,835m2
- Height: 30-storeys / AHD 138.25m
- Apartments: x60 two bedroom apartments, x45 three bedroom apartments, x20 four bedroom apartments (x125 apartments total)
- Elevators: x3 lifts (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:41.6)
- Retail: No retail space proposed
- Communal Space: 1,407m2 in total
- Car Parking: x246 spaces total (within 4 basement levels and 1 lower ground level), x233 residential spaces, x13 visitor spaces
- Bike Parking: x125 resident spaces and x32 visitor spaces (x157 spaces total)
- Developer: Cbus Property
- Architect: Rothelowman
- Landscape Design: RPS Group
- Town Planner: Urbis
- Sustainability: Significant sustainability initiatives. All electric building (no fossil fuels used for power, heating or cooking), a rooftop solar PV system to provide power to communal areas, rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation, EV charging and recycling chute and on-level collection. The building will be targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating and Nathers rating of 7.5 Stars.
- Date Submitted: 30/11/2022
The subject site currently houses a small three storey commercial building.
According to the development application 185 Wharf Street will establish the Spring Hill Neighbourhood precinct as a re-imagined subtropical inner-city residential enclave.
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 A006160080.