The Gabba’s first taste of 30 storeys

Woolloongabba’s largest development project to date has been proposed for the high growth activity centre.


DA SUBMITTED: BT Hotels and Property Group have submitted a proposal to build a large development comprised of three residential towers with heights of 30, 25 and 20 storeys. The proposal is in accordance with the SEQ Regional Plan which lists Woolloongabba as a Major Activity Node. Shown below is the proposed Cross River Rail route which is going to be located directly opposite this new development, which is why this project is allowed to have greater heights.

Short term accommodation has also been proposed. The DA number for this development is: A003071741

The three towers will have a total of 502 one and two bedroom apartments.

Tower 1
1 Bed Villa – 35
1 Bed Units – 149
2 Bed Units – 50
Total – 234 
Tower 2
1 Bed Villa – 13
1 Bed Unit Small – 48
1 Bed Unit Large – 47
2 Bed Unit – 47
Total – 155 
Tower 3
1 Bed Villa – 18
1 Bed Unit Small – 32
1 Bed Units Large – 31
2 Bed Units – 32
Total – 113
Total Car Parks – 556
Grand Total – 502

The development has been designed by Kris Kowalski Architects, who also designed Baroque Tower, 212 Margaret St, Vue Apartments and SOHO – West End. The project has three street frontages Hubert, Reid and Stanley Streets. The redevelopment will also extend the Chalk Hotel to be incorporated into the overall project, while a total of 1,400sqm of retail space is planned throughout the development.

A list of the involved parties is below:

  • Client: BT Hotels and Property Group
  • Project Manager: Aurora Pacific
  • Architect: Kris Kowalski Architects
  • Heritage: Ivan McDonald Architects
  • Planning: Urban Strategies
  • Landscape: Place Design Group
  • Surveyor: Bennett and Francis Surveys
  • Traffic: TTM Group
  • Acoustics: TTM Group
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
  • Civil Engineer: HCE
  • Geotechnical: Butler & Partners

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