A development application has been submitted for a new 14 storey A-Grade commercial tower located at 17 Wadley Street, Upper Mt Gravatt.
Developed by Quintessential Equity 035 Pty Ltd, an unlisted property fund, the project is proposed to occupy the eastern carpark section of the Garden Square office complex situated next to Westfield Garden City.
The tower consists of 12 commercial floor levels, one mezzanine level, a basement level and will provide a total of 25,606sqm of gross floor area.
A human scale arbour plaza which combines timber elements with vertical gardens and allows light and breezes to permeate the space is planned for MacGregor Street. In compliance with the Brisbane City Council’s ‘buildings that breathe’ guidelines, two rooftop terraces are planned for the 5th and 10th floors.
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Along with the incorporation of a ground floor cafe, the proposed development will provide a new pedestrian friendly link which will feed directly into the Westfield precinct as well as an enhanced streetscape experience. The tower has been designed by architecture firm Fender Katsalidis.
The existing office accommodation at the subject site presently accommodates Queensland Government Departments, occupying approximately 80% of the existing floor space.
According to the development application, the proposed development is located within comfortable walking distance from high-frequency public transport and supports the aims of the BCC and the State Interests in respect of promoting sustainable travel patterns and supporting the existing public transport services available to the site.
A plan for a potential future adjacent mixed use tower has been included in the development application which indicates a building height of 8 storeys high.
Due to copyright sensitivity issues, we are unable to provide development imagery, however this can be accessed using the Brisbane City Council’s Planning and Development online service with project number A004744388.