A development application has been submitted by Kokoda Property for a three-tower residential and hotel development located on the Riverside Industrial Sands site at 17-27 Skyring Terrace, Teneriffe.
Designed by Cottee Parker, 381 residential apartments are planned between three separate towers, each varying in height, scale and materiality, from 12 to 30 storeys high.
The tallest tower 1 would include eight levels of hotel / short term accommodation. A total of 160 rooms are planned from level 6 to 13.
Rarely can you affect the fabric of a neighbourhood in such a profound way, restitching the iconic heritage of a storied suburb to the source of its fortune and fame: the Brisbane RiverCottee Parker / Urbis
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Kokoda Property, the developer behind Newstead’s Chester & Ella plan to build the development in four stages with stage 1 which comprise of shorter buildings on Skyring Terrace and Commercial Road (tower 3 & 4), with stage 2 (tower 2) followed by stage 3 & 4 (being tower 1).
Tower’s 1 and 2 would be connected by a distinctive sky bridge located on level 14 and offers connection to the hotel VIP lounge located in Tower 2, which is accessed by hotel guests only via the hotel lifts in Tower 1.
Additional hotel amenities on level 14 include a 350m2 day spa and 437m2 restaurant and bar. The hotel, which is yet to be named will also boast a 179m2 Brisbane River facing pool and deck, meeting rooms, three ballrooms with pre-function area and 556m2 outdoor terrace lawn with another lounge on level 5.
A small amount of office space is provided on ground, level 1, 2, 3 & 4, across the buildings while loft style and terrace housing is planned for a building fronting Skyring Tce.
According to planners Urbis, the public realm offering would be immense and represent more than 50% of the site area.
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Included in the development is the construction of a new lane which would run off Skyring Terrace called ‘Wool Lane’. The lane will help connect a newly created plaza at the end of Commercial Road where the City Cat terminal is located with Skyring Tce towards Gasworks.
The new riverside public plaza would be approximately 9,023m2 in area and looks over a new 220m riverwalk extension.
The extended riverwalk runs along the entirety of the site’s river frontage and provides a connection and ‘missing link’ between existing constructed sections of the Riverwalk.
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It is noted that the delivery of this part of the Riverwalk has to date not been possible due to the industrial use on the site for the last 50 years, representing a significant opportunity for the site in conjunction with the proposed development.Urbis
Upon completion, the proposed Riverwalk will offer uninterrupted connections to the Teneriffe Ferry Terminal and Teneriffe-New Farm Riverwalk south of the site.
Unique to the proposal is the ground plane public plaza, which will unlock 8,902m2 of public open space, comprising 50% of the site, to residents and visitors of Teneriffe.Urbis
According to the development application, the scale of the project responds to the shortage of residential accommodation in Brisbane and allows significant investment into an extensive public realm, by relocating built form from the ground plane into the proposed towers.
The design earmarks 4,965m2 across twelve ground and level 1 F&B retail tenancies which includes four double-story tenancies, two of which are spacious, river-facing F&B spaces.
- Site Area: 9,842m2
- GFA: 59,396m2 total
- Residential GFA: 45,283m2
- Retail GFA: 669.50m2
- Office GFA: 2,350.46m2
- Hotel GFA: 9,148.56m2
- F&B GFA: 1,945.32m2
- Tower 1: 29 Floors + Rooftop level / RL 113.3m
- Tower 2: 23 Floors + Rooftop level / RL 100.4m
- Tower 3: 11 Floors + Rooftop level / RL 49.3m
- Apartments: x381 apartments total, comprising:
- Tower 1: x35 one beds, x53 two beds, x12 three beds, x12 sub-penthouses, x2 penthouses. x160 hotel rooms. (x114 apartments total)
- Tower 2: x60 one beds, x50 two beds, x28 three beds, x20-sub-penthouses, x1 penthouse (x159 apartments total)
- Tower 3: x4 one beds, x73 two beds, x10 three beds, x11 lofts (1x 1 bed, 7x 2 bed, 3x 3 bed), x8 sub-penthouses, x2 penthouses (x108 apartments total)
- Tower 1: x4 elevators for residential component (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:28), x3 elevators for hotel component, x2 elevators for hotel services
- Tower 2: x4 elevators (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:39)
- Tower 3: x3 elevators (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:36)
- Retail: x12 planned F&B retail tenancies totalling 669.50 m², varying in size from ‘hole in the wall’ to two storey riverside restaurant and bars
- Communal Space: Rooftop communal decks on all buildings including a podium level pool deck on tower 1. Hotel podium amenities include pool, spa, pool deck, sensory garden. Tower 1’s rooftop amenities include pool, cabanas, sun lounges, spa, bbq, on-water lounge. Tower 2’s amenities include rooftop pool, sun lounges, bbq, outdoor cinema lawn, outdoor rooms. Tower 2 includes additional amenities on level 2 comprising of karaoke room, dining / meeting rooms, sports games lounge, residential lounge, 160m2 gym, cinema room, multisports simulator, bbqs and a playspace room. Tower 3’s amenities include rooftop lap pool hot spa, cabanas, sun lounges, outdoor cinema lawn, bbq, sunset lounge with a 249m2 coworking office space with decent meeting rooms proposed. It is believed that all residents will have access to all building amenities similar to the Chester & Ella setup.
- Car Parking: x611 car spaces, comprising:
- x518 residential car parking spaces
- x71 hotel, office, retail spaces
- Bike Parking: x642 bicycle parking spaces, comprising:
- 511 resident spaces
- 131 spaces for public use
- Developer: Kokoda Property
- Architect: Cottee Parker Architects
- Landscape Design: Urbis
- Town Planner: Urbis
- Sustainability: PV Solar panels on all building rooftops. SIgnificant water and energy efficient provisions. Excellent recycling plan with recycling bin chutes on all buildings
- Date Submitted: 28/06/2023
A community centre is proposed within the development at the corner of Skyring Terrace and Commercial Road, to replace the current community space in this location. This has been retained in response to Council and community feedback.
According to planners Urbis, the three buildings have been arranged to reinforce the porosity of the ground plane, provide active edges to the street and Riverwalk, whilst responding to the climatic environment.
The massing of the buildings on the southern end of Skyring Terrace fronting Commercial Road have been designed to be lower in height and with prominent human-scale podiums to protect the cultural significance of the State heritage listed Woolstore buildings and mirror the RL of these structures.
It is believed Kokoda purchased the site earlier this year for around $100 million with the proposed development to cost around $1.75 billion.
Development application link
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