Frasers Property has submitted a development application for a 17-storey residential building located at the corner of Chester and Morse Street, Newstead.
Designed by Rothelowman, the development comprises of 142-apartments as well as 10 three-storey terrace homes.
On ground level, a triple height public plaza has been proposed which aims to be permeable and allow better street activation encouraging a range of active uses. Two ground level retail opportunities area also proposed for the public plaza area.
Above the plaza, the tower has been designed into an ‘L’ shaped form to maximise aspects.
As part of the proposal, Frasers will reinvigorate the existing cross-block link which connects Chester Street to Wandoo Street.
“At the pre-lodgement meeting, Council is supportive of the development enabling future initiative of redeveloping the Morse Street Park adjacent to the west of the development site.” – Urbis
According to Rothelowman, the design has been thoughtfully crafted in order to maximise public realm benefits compared to a standard code compliant building scheme which would see residential density of 17 apartments per floor plate as opposed to the proposed 11 apartments in this application.
In an effort to epitomize Queensland living, a ‘fern house’ concept has been applied to the apartments which allow them to celebrate the outdoors more and have permeable zones.
“Blurring the lines between interior and exterior. A layered experience”
“The indoor/outdoor lifestyle is embraced through the sequence of entry to balcony edge. Living spaces and bedrooms become balconies through a series of architectural devices, controlled and tuned according to how one chooses to live.” – Rothelowman
The development provides a rooftop communal area that provides recreational amenities for residents.
The rooftop features lush vegetation to achieve a subtropical character and aims to be a functionable space through a range of outdoor amenities including a pool, BBQ lounge area, sun decks, hot/cold spa, and dining lounge.
- Site Area: 3,016m2
- GFA: Residential apartments: 15,165m2, Townhouses: 3,547.60m2
- Height: Maximum 16/17 storeys (Max. RL 60.50 – 16 storeys to Morse Street and part 17 storeys to Chester Street)
- Apartments: x12 one-bedroom apartments, x75 two-bedrooms apartments, x48 three-bedroom apartments, x7 penthouses, plus x10 terrace homes (x152 apartments total).
- Lifts: x2 lifts. Lift ratio is 1:71 apartments.
- Retail: x2 ground floor tenancies
- Communal Space: Rooftop recreation deck
- Car Parking: x251 car parks
- Bike Parking: x190 bicycle parks
- Architect: Rothelowman
- Landscape Design: RPS Group
- Town Planner: Urbis
- Sustainability: the building will provide for many sustainable design initiatives, including a reduction in energy use and efficient HVAC system, high efficiency LED lighting, high performance glazing as well as natural ventilation. Further initiatives include, solar panels and a green roof, high efficiency sanitation fittings and dishwashers to reduce water consumption and ensuring all spaces meet GBCA’s requirements for indoor air quality, lighting, acoustic and thermal comfort.
Ten low-set terrace homes with secure triple lock up garages along Morse Street are proposed. The low-set terrace homes are spread over 3 storey vertical villages, providing a different form of housing typology for the local area.
The townhouses consist of 3-bedroom dwellings and make up 6.6% of the overall residential products of this development.
The existing land uses of the subject site include light industrial and open car park that fronts Chester Street and Morse Street.
PlansApp B - Proposed Plans (1)
Tell us what you think about this masterplan below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti online platform is A005938358.