A development application has been lodged for a new format ‘Coles Local’ retail store which is proposed on the corner of Swann Road and Moggill Road in Taringa.
According to planner Urbis, the proposal involves the development of a new supermarket and liquor store on the site with a basement level of car parking below.
‘Coles Local’, is a new type of store that is more representative of a traditional local grocery marketplace rather than a full line supermarket.
This is the second Coles Local proposal following an application in October last year by Coles to construct one at 89 Adelaide Street in the CBD.
This smaller type of store has yet to be opened in Queensland but has been operating in Surrey Hills, Victoria for more than 18 months.
The proposed development will also accommodate a small Liquorland store attached to the supermarket building.
Urbis state that the smaller scale nature of the Coles Local format allows for finer grain architectural treatment, which is more consistent with the traditional retail themes presented in Taringa Village.
The materiality selected for the development includes red bricks, tiles, full-height glazing, and metal sheeting; with the architectural intent to differentiate the proposed development from a typical ‘big box’ supermarket.
The proposed development will be accessible by motor vehicle from Swann Road and Moggill Road and includes 99 car parking spaces within a basement level.
The car parking level includes a purpose-built click and collect area, taxi/rideshare drop off points, as well as provision for charging bays for electric cars.
The proposal also includes dedicated parking spaces for parents, seniors, and disabled visitors in convenient locations.
According to the development application, landscaping and streetscape improvements to both Moggill Road and Swann Road are planned.
The proposed works involve the provision of street trees, new pavement, pedestrian awnings, and benches. The proposal also accommodates a land dedication for future upgrades to Moggill Road and Swann Road which are currently being contemplated by Council.
The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Planning & Development Online is A005463324.