Brisbane is soon to get its own modern version of New York’s famous Flatiron building with the submission of a new proposal involving an entire Fortitude Valley block which boarders Brunswick Street, Alfred Street and Barry Parade to be redeveloped into a mixed use development.
The proposed development is by Melbourne based developer Gurner and is being called ‘FV’. It involves the construction of three towers above an integrated podium.
Two of the towers are proposed for permanent residential apartments and the third tower is proposed for hotel use. The proposal has a maximum building height of 30 storeys and comprises a total of 858 units (767 multi-unit dwelling and 91 hotel).
The Flatiron building (Building 1), consists of the following mix:
- 1 Bed: 197
- 1 Bed + Study: 73
- 2 Bed, 2 Bath: 63
- 2 Bed, 2 Bath + Study: 25
- 358 apartments total
Building 2 consists of:
- 1 Bed: 126
- 1 Bed + Study: 49
- 2 Bed, 2 Bath: 21
- 2 Bed, 2 Bath + Study: 173
- 3 Bed: 5
- 409 apartments total
Building 3 (hotel) consists of:
- 1 Bed: 39
- 2 Bed, 1 Bath: 52
- 91 apartments total
The project has been designed by architectural firm Elenberg Fraser and includes a range of centre activities in tenancies at ground and podium levels, including shops, offices and restaurants, comprising a gross floor area of 3,897m2.
The site proposal integrates an existing building facade into the scheme and plans to re-invigorate its place within a renewed street frontage at 187 Brunswick Street.
The ground floor is highly activated by retail of up to three levels for shops, office or restaurant uses. The proposed cross block links provides access from all three frontages through the site.
The ground floor is built to the boundary on Barry Parade and Brunswick Street, and will create a 3.75 metre wide footpath.
A communal facility is located at level 2, above the podium and aims to provide a vibrant vertical community promoting a sense of neighbourhood within the building and inherent social sustainability.
Communal facilities proposed for level 2 include a circular ‘U’ shaped pool, spa, massage rooms, sauna and steam rooms and a ﬁtness club along with gardens and BBQ areas.
According to the DA, the redevelopment as a western gateway to the valley heart precinct, will play a significant role in the rejuvenation of the western end of Brunswick Street and provide a catalyst for the ‘valley heart precinct’ to transition to a 24 hour activity hub, that will offer a broader variety of activity and retail engagement.
The DA number for this development is (A003832983).