Residential and Hotel Tower Proposed for 388 Brunswick Street

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Architectual rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

A development application has been submitted by Brenzil Pty Ltd for the construction of a 29 storey residential and short-term hotel accommodation tower located at 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

Plans show that the hotel and residential tower includes activation with retail and flood and drink offerings at ground levels as well as the rooftop.

According to planners Urbis, the development proposal seeks to create a new vibrant living opportunity within close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and eclectic tapestry known as the Fortitude Valley.

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the development involves the demolition of the existing ‘Flying Cock’ and ‘TCB’ buildings, with the FV Apartments and existing basement levels to be retained.

Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

The ground and lower ground levels will provide for activation of Brunswick Street, with retail areas and residential entry located on the lower ground.

The upper ground level comprises the hotel entrance off Brunswick Street, with a bar and restaurant space encompassing the lobby area, allowing for overlooking of both McLachlan and Brunswick Street.

The new hotel will occupy levels 1 to 11 of the tower, with levels 13 to 24 consisting of one and two bedroom residential apartments.

According to Urbis, the upper two levels of the tower provide shared communal and open space for hotel guests and residents to utilise, with a level dedicated to a lap pool and cabanas, while the roof comprises a ‘sky bar’ consisting a bar and private longue.

“The proposal offers an opportunity to catalyse further urban renewal along a portion of Brunswick Street which has recently undergone periods of inactivity” – Urbis.

Project rundown

  • Proposed Tower Site Cover: 27.7%
  • Building Height: 29 storeys / 116.2m
  • Hotel rooms: 156 rooms
  • Residential apartment dwellings: 120 units
  • Retail and Commercial GFA: Lower Ground – 130.76sqm. Ground: 886.44sqm. Sky Bar: 310.58sqm
  • Car Parking:
    – Total residential: 133 spaces
    – Total hotel: 38 + 1 PWD spaces
    – Total visitors: 17 + 1 PWD spaces
    – Total car parking: 190 spaces
    – Motor cycle parking: 4 spaces
  • Bicycle Parking: a total of 160 bicycle parking spaces
Proposed design response by Elenberg Fraser
Proposed design response by Elenberg Fraser
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Architectural rendering of proposed 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

The development application states that the proposal incorporates a multitude of Brisbane’s Buildings that Breathe elements, creating a development that is climactically responsive and uniquely Brisbane.

It is not yet known what hotel group will take up the 12 levels of hotel.

Proposed floor plans

App K - Proposed Plans

 

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 Planning & Development Online is A005729893.

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    Lauren Smith

    Big yes to improving Brunswick St! Extending the luxury out from James St is excellent. Hope this gets started soon.

    June 21, 2021

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    m

    BCC desperately need to step in and take control of the Brunswick St streetscape. This is a critical streetscape where if we continue have these piecemeal developments we lose the ability to improve the street. It needs kerb build outs, more ped widths, bigger trees & formalised bus pull in bays to ease congestion.

    May 17, 2021

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    John Webb

    The design and mixed use concept seems a perfect mix. The location is very central and would revitalise the area.

    May 16, 2021

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    Stuart

    Great to clean up the eyesore that it is now. Looks terrific.

    May 16, 2021

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    Christine McLeod

    Excellent location

    May 16, 2021

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