An updated development application has been submitted for the construction of four towers by Wee Hur for the Buranda transit-oriented mixed-use development.
Designed by Woods Bagot, the application details future stages 2 through to 5 of what is a completely mixed-use project consisting of four new towers of varying heights and would complete the Buranda TOD.
Stage 2 of the development is referred to in the development application as ‘The Terraces’, which would be a new residential tower of 287 apartments and resident’s recreation deck on the podium level. This tower is proposed to be 28 levels high.
Stage 3 tower, located adjacent to the existing Park Central Unilodge student accommodation towers located in plot 1, is known as ‘The Canopy’ and would be another 26 storey student accommodation tower and include 564 rooms.
Stage 4 is a commercial office tower known in the application as ‘The Pavilion’. This tower has 6,026m2 of GFA and would be 7 storeys high.
Stage 5, the final stage of the TOD is planned to be a residential aged care building known as ‘Garden House’ and includes 130 rooms and would be 7 storeys tall.
Additionally, a series of subtropical ground-level public spaces are proposed with Tributary lane, an intimate retail laneway proposed for the corner of Logan Road as well as a number of urban commons, pedestrian boulevards and trails planned for throughout the precinct.
According to the development application, the project represents a significant investment in Stones Corner and the Woolloongabba area that aims to bolster the livability of the area, provide employment opportunity, housing choice and somewhere to age in place.
“The proposed development represents a quantum shift in the traditional TOD offer, with public benefit being a cornerstone of the development ethos.” – Urbis
The site which is wedged between two major transit hubs, the Buranda Train and Busway Stations, is built on top of the Eastern Busway itself and aims to encourage the incorporation of Stage 2 into the existing Stage 1.
Architects Woods Bagot plan to do this by creating new cross-block linkages, contributing to direct pedestrian connectivity between the two precincts.
- Heights: Residential stage 2 (28 levels high, RL 101.5m). Student accomodation stage 3 (26 levels high, RL 93.5m). Commercial office stage 4 (7 levels high, RL 41.7m). Aged care stage 5 (7 levels high, RL 35.6m)
- ‘The Terraces’ – Multiple Dwelling: Total of x287 residential apartments. x101 one bedroom apartments, x140 two bedroom apartments, x45 three bedroom apartments, x1 four bedroom penthouse. Proposed GFA of 28,374m2 (44.00% of Stage 2 eastern precinct). Total proposed communal open space is 1,561m2. Proposed total car parking is x349 spaces, consisting of 306 resident car spaces and 43 visitor spaces.
- ‘The Canopy’ – Student Accommodation: Total of x564 rooms. Gross Floor Area 19,414m2. Total proposed communal open Space is 995m2. Proposed car parking is x73 spaces within Basement Levels 2 and 3.
- ‘The Pavilion’ – Commercial Office: Gross Floor Area of 6,026m2. Proposed car parking is x82 spaces.
- ‘Garden House’ – Residential Care Facility: 130 beds (26 beds per floor on Level 3-7). Gross Floor Area is 7,322m2. Proposed car parking is x22, including 2 drop-off spaces.
- The delivery of Stage 2 Buranda TOD precinct is proposed to occur in five sub-stages starting with the car park works, ground level plaza and The Boulevard retail tenancies.
A total of 9,315m2 of landscaped area is planned, including 2,650m2 of planting within the ground plane.
Ground level public realm
- Tributary Laneways: provision of a feature tree grove that provides visual connection to Norman Creek, subtropical planting, and outdoor dining area.
- The Boulevard: provision of shade trees, shared zone for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, and deep soil planting.
- The Urban Common: a lush subtropical space forming an extension of Norman Creek that comprises a mix of break out spaces for different user groups and events, arbour structure, green cascading terrace with integrated seating, cascading water stair, garden lounges, half ball court, and flexible performance stage.
- The Trail: timber boardwalk, dense native subtropical deep planting, arbour structure, and terraced landscape.
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This new application replaces a previous development application which featured more of a residential apartment oriented scheme known as Park Central.
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 Developmenti online platform is A005806443.