Sungard Property Group has submitted a development application to establish a twenty and twenty-five storey residential build-to-rent development located at 733 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.
Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the plan proposes to retain the existing easement near Mclauchlan street and feature an island wine bar and cafe to activate the McLachlan Street street frontage.
On the Ann Street side, a 381m2 organic grocer and deli is planned. The ground floor also includes bike workshops and a dog wash area.
Known in the development application as ‘Winn Street’, a single level of office space is proposed for level 1 which would include offices, coworking spaces, conference rooms, lounge and amenities areas. More active spaces are planned on top of the podium level.
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The podium rooftop would include a bar, function facility, restaurant and pool area which includes an open air sunrise pool and under cover sunset pool, equipped with lounging and BBQ areas.
According to planners Urbis, the podium as a whole provides significant activation for the site. The variety in spaces, and positioning of land uses within podium levels allows the development to provide a significant contribution to the locality.
Collectively, the towers contain 396 one, two and three bedroom apartments with each tower including a rooftop garden with outdoor dining areas, private dining spaces, seating and lounging areas. Additionally on the rooftop, the internal spaces include a library and lounge area, laundry and dog wash.
An original development application was proposed in June this year however the developer has submitted an updated design in response to council requests. These changes include:
- Fraser & Partners have redesigned the Ground Floor, removing the additional crossover and related driveway from McLachlan Street.
- The central easement from Winn Street has been widened, to allow for two-way traffic from the basement for the development and the neighbouring property, and for dedicated pedestrian traffic. A significant pedestrian crossing has been located a safe distance from the corner.
- The easement closest to McLachlan street has been maintained for one-way traffic, and will be used by service vehicles
- A height of 4.5m over both easements has been provided
|Gross Floor Area (GFA) of Commercial
|Tower 1 is 25 storeys plus rooftop / 103.1m and Tower 2 is 20 storeys plus rooftop / 87.5m
– 84 studios
– 156 one bedrooms
– 118 two bedrooms
– 38 three bedrooms
|x3 elevators for each tower (lift-to-unit ratio of 1:66)
|x6 ground floor retail tenancies including wellness area, providore, organic grocer, cafe, gelato bar and wine bar
|A wellness area on the ground level,
|Sungard Property Group
|– The development provides for a total landscaped area of 1,240m2, achieved through a variety of types of planting.
– Water capture and reuse is contemplated as part of the development, which will be resolved during detailed design phase.
– A dedicated recycling schute is provided.
-There appears not to be any rooftop PV panels provided by the developer to which Council needs to be pushing for in every project.
|Original plans submitted 27/06/2023. Updated documents submitted 07/11/2023
This project sits well within the Fortitude Valley special entertainment precinct core A zone which is a planning district that allows for high entertainment noise emissions throughout the night and morning.
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As a result, in order to mitigate and protect the Fortitude Valley special entertainment zone from future residents noise complaints, “particular façade components such as external walls of a particular material and thickness, and double glazing is planned across all apartments”.
However, Council’s own noise measuring research found that double-glazed windows can only physically attenuate the low frequency (bass) components of amplified music noise to a limited degree. The low frequency bass sounds of amplified music will pass straight through standard double-glazed windows and most building structures.
It should be stressed that residential developments within this zone forgo the right to complain about noise generated from the Valley special entertainment precinct.
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There have been some submissions on this proposal, predominantly from the adjacent McLachlan and Ann residential buildings which would have city views impacted.
Currently the site houses several two storey commercial buildings fronting both Ann and McLachlan Streets.
Development application link
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