A design change application has been submitted by Frasers Property for a new build-to-rent residential development scheme located at 210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.
According to the development application, 210 Brunswick Street offers 323 apartments within a high density 25 storey Build to Rent apartment building.
The term ‘Build to Rent’ (BTR) refers to a model of residential development in which all apartments are owned and managed by the developer and leased out to tenants.
This differs to the more commonplace ‘Build to Sell’ model where the developer builds the
residential development and sells the apartments to buyers to either live in or rent out as an investment.
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According to RPS on behalf of Frasers Property, the key differences are:
- Sustainability, longevity, quality & continued activation are given higher priority as the asset is held meaning ongoing costs and the ability to attract future tenants is critical to the developers’ financial success
- Customer experience is fundamental and tenants are treated like hotel guests
Subscription services through a dedicated online app provide tenants flexibility and convenience allowing them to book private spaces for events, change their apartment in line with their changing individual or familial needs, organise a massage, organise for their pets to pet walked etc
- Improved and centralised management with on-site management and leasing team
- High quality and greater number of shared amenity spaces to facilitate a community/neighbourhood connectivity within the building between residents
Designed by COX, the proposal acknowledges the materiality of the iconic nearby Art Deco McWhirthers Building and seeks to celebrate its corner position with a sweeping curbved awning featuring crafted brickwork and decorative ceramic detailing.
“The expression of the new awning moves away from the Art deco expression of the past to present a fine, streamlined, bronze coloured, metal soffit to the street to allow maximum visibility through to the double height glazed lobby spaces of the building.
The brick sweeps around the corner of Brunswick and Alfred Streets in a generous arc celebrating its highly prominent position.” COX Architects.
- Apartments: x323 total. x133 1 bedroom, x21 1 bedroom + MPR, x126 2 bedroom, x43 dual key apartments.
- Height: 25 Storeys / 100.650m RL
- Car Parking: 306
- Recreation area: 1891m2. 499m2 of podium recreation (gym and co-working space), 1392m2 of rooftop recreation which includes bar/games rooms, Relaxation Room
Cinema / Music Room, Private Dining Room, Outdoor Recreation, Dog Offleash Area
- A mix of residential apartments which cater for a range of household types
identified through Helix Personas demographics
- Ground floor retail and integrated lobby café that will contribute to the life and activity of Brunswick Street
- Co-work office space and resident fitness studio located in the podium which facilitate resident wellbeing and work from home opportunities
- Generous communal recreation space on Level 25 which integrates with a highquality landscaped rooftop via a sculptural resident stair and light well
- Resort style pool positioned with commanding views to the CBD
Around a quarter of the development or 144 apartments will be affordable housing with subsidised rent by the Queensland Government as one solution to help boost the state’s ailing affordable housing supply.
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All residential units have operable covered balcony spaces from which the outdoors. The project has conceived the balcony spaces as an extension of the living areas rather than a separate zone to create a sense of spaciousness within the apartments.
Balconies have the capacity to be closed with glazing to meet the acoustic requirements required for the Valley Special Entertainment District.
The current site houses low rise buildings including a Lifeline store and the former Roxy & Arena nightclubs
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The previously approved residental development scheme by Seymour Group did not include any rooftop recreation space.
This is the second large scale build-to-rent residential scheme proposed for Brisbane’s inner city with Mirvac announcing it will build a similar high density development along Newstead’s Skyring Terrace.
According to Frasers, construction is anticipated to begin towards the end of 2021, pending development approvals by the Brisbane City Council.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 Planning & Development Online is A005669390.
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