Fish Lane in South Brisbane will undergo further activation under new plans proposed by Stockwell for two residential towers located at 30 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.
Designed by Mode Design Corp, the development features two notably slender residential highrises with heights of 23 and 27 storeys high (including mezzanine).
The common podium levels of the development will incorporate ground level retail tenancies to provide activation to all frontages.
The apartment mix will primarily comprise of larger format apartments, targeted at those downsizing from large family homes but still wishing to be able to welcome children, grandchildren and extended family into the home. Apartments in the development range from two to five bedrooms.
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- Building heights: 26 storeys (Merivale St tower), 22 storeys (Cordelia Street tower).
- Number of apartments: 1 bedroom: 0, 2 bedroom: 32 units, 3 bedroom 36 units, 4 bedroom: 36 units, 5 bedroom 20 units.
- 64 apartments will be provided in the western tower, and 60 apartments will be provided in the eastern tower. Total apartment yield will be 124 dwellings.
- At ground (and mezzanine) levels, 815m2 gross floor area of retail tenancies (for Food and drink outlets and/or Shop) across three retail spaces is proposed in order to ensure activation to all three street frontages.
- Car parking: 231 resident car spaces, 11 visitor spaces
- Level 5 residential recreation level
- Landscape design by RPS Group
A unique “flexible multi-zone” solution to provision of private open space is proposed for the apartments, to meet with the City Plan requirement for provision of private open space while responding to purchaser expectations for space that is usable all year round, in all weather, with minimal maintenance and cleaning.
According to the development application, the flexible multi-zone concept ensures provision of private open space with full access to sunlight, breezes and fresh air, while also mitigating draw backs of traditional balconies in the inner city / near CBD environment.
A large full floor landscaped communal open space will be provided to the top of the podium. Level 5 is dedicated to residents for communal open space with a range of landscaping and activities including:
- A central astro turf green with stepper pathway
- A lap pool and heated spa
- Expansive dining and entertaining areas including bar space and a range of seated areas
- Screening trees, shrubs and groundcovers to maintain privacy from neighbouring developments
- Trailing vines which extend down the façade of the podium to soften the appearance to the street
- A dog park
- Shared gardens
The communal open space level is proposed to offset the lack of deep planting on the site, which is not achieved due to the irregular narrow shape of the allotment and the three road frontages. In addition to the landscaped outdoors communal open space areas, Level 5 also proposes shared communal indoor areas including:
- A gym
- Function rooms
- Amenities associated with the swimming pool, gym and the spa;
- A music room
- A library
Over the last 8 years, Fish Lane has undergone massive change with recent developments by Aria Group, with Fish Lane Town Square and Arts Precinct transorming the laneway from a standard vehicular access route to an active pedestrian and retail precinct which links West End to South Bank.
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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 A005553858.