New BTR Residential Tower Planned for Fortitude Valley

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Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

A development application has been submitted by Property Projects Australia for a 24 storey built-to-rent (BTR) residential tower located at 15 Anderson Street, Fortitude Valley.

Designed by Telha Clarke, the building comprises of 400 residential apartments as well as 3 ground floor retail tenancies.

According to the development application, the residential component of the project will operate under the built-to-rent model with units held and managed for longer-term residential rental.

Although one continuous building, the architects have designed the building to have three distinct designs which aims to break up the volume and mass of the overall design.

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills
Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills
Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

“The driving focus was to reduce the overall volume of the site. This was achieved through breaking the tower into two volumes nested either side of the recessive vertical garden spine, and further distinguishing the two volumes through the use of colour and materiality.” Telha Clarke

The towers are further softened through the use of curved edges and a recessed facade line, which offers interest to the surrounding area and site lines along neighbouring streets.

The development features a resident’s rooftop recreation deck consisting of a pool, BBQ / kitchen area, bar, games room, spa, gym, library, co-working space, cinema and miscellaneous common spaces.

Proposed rooftop recreation deck

Project rundown

  • Site Area: 2,896m2
  • Height: 24 storeys / 92.9 AHD
  • Apartments: x249 one bedroom apartments, x122 two bedroom apartments, x29 three bedroom apartments (x400 apartments total)
  • Lifts: 4 lifts (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:100)
  • Retail: 3 ground floor retail tenancies. All tenancies have a floor area that is less than 250m2 (total GFA of 342m2)
  • Communal Space: Rooftop recreation including pool, spas, day beds, sauna, wellness studios and green landscaping throughout.
  • Car Parking: x260 car spaces
  • Bike Parking: x288 bike spaces
  • Land Owner: Gantry Nominees Pty Ltd
  • Architect: Telha Clarke
  • Landscape Design: RPS Group
  • Town Planner: Property Projects Australia Pty Ltd
  • Sustainability: Podium and vertical planting throughout including a rooftop garden. A rooftop solar PV system is proposed for communal electricity consumption.

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

Due to the building being located within Economic Development Queensland’s planning jurisdiction, the development is not subject to the Brisbane City Council’s backwards minimum parking requirement ratios which causes higher construction costs while accelerating Brisbane’s dependance on private vehicle usage.

To help further reduce the resident’s need for vehicle ownership in this building, the proposed development incorporates a dedicated car share / ride share waiting zone.

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

Architectural rendering of 15 Anderson Street, Bowen Hills

An urban forecourt will also occupy the ground level space adjacent to the Water Street and Costin Street intersection. The forecourt will have an area of around 300m2.

The landscape design will reference the historical context of the area and provide opportunities to educate the public on the importance of the locality to First Nation’s People, through the incorporation of informative signage set within a naturalised creek-line landscape.

A cross-block link is also proposed between Costin Street and Anderson Street.




Tell us what you think about this application below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Economic Development Queensland’s online platform is DEV2022/1337.

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  • This design is not memorable enough to warrant knocking down the characteristic warehouse that stands where this will. Big of a behemoth but that can be executed when the designs personality is more present. As of now I think that this shouldn’t go ahead.

  • This is terrible for the area. Over development and jamming way too many apartments/levels for this area and the small surrounding streets. Also a complete lack of carparks by greedy developers only adding to more parking troubles in the surrounding streets. The tall buildings should be kept to main roads i.e. King Street, Brunswick Street, St Pauls Tce…. NOT small streets that won’t handle this overdevelopment. Greed prevails as always.

  • While they have tried to make the podium parking levels more attractive, it’s still dead space that adds nothing to the street. Parking should be wrapped with active uses at the front.

  • Although the design has some merit, the overall fit and sustainability for the area is poor. With more than enough highrise developments in the area, is it not time to provide diversity, variation and livability to communities now? Greater focus on repurposing EXISTING unused highrise and office construction should be the focus of a government interested in providing improved housing options – not just adding to rushed, and somewhat poorly thought through development. Let’s NOT be another Surfers Paradise.

  • How can this even be considered by EDQ? I have to applaud the developer for bypassing Brisbane City Council so they could halve number of required carparks – adding to the already overflowing streets.

    Has anyone actually driven up tiny Anderson Street? It is so small that trucks can barely make it through, and it is one-way… now they plan to jam 400+ apartments – WHY!!! There are so many other sites that can be developed.

    The design of this building is also boring and plain and does nothing for the area. A wasted good opportunity, and unnecessary development of giant tall oversized buildings which would be better located in designated high-density areas with accessible main roads. RECONSIDER!!!

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