Updated 3-tower design scheme proposed for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton

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Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton

An updated development application has been submitted to Economic Development Queensland for a redesigned development scheme for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton.

The previously approved application for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton by Wentworth Equities back in 2014 has been replaced with a new three-stage development scheme which consists of three residential towers with a maximum height of 29 storeys.

Designed by Fuse Architecture for Wentworth Equities, stage one includes a large public civic court with landscaping, water features and covered amenity, dedicated areas for active recreation would also be incorporated.

A mezzanine level is planned to accommodate retail tenancies as well as a pool and outdoor club house facilities for the residents. In the final master-plan, the proposed retail area will be approximately 1,434m2 of net lettable area.

Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Architectural rendering of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Development rundown

  • Land uses: Multiple Residential, Food Premises, Shop, Office, Indoor Entertainment, Medical Centre
  • Staging: Stage 1 of 3 stages to the masterplan
  • Building Height: 29 storeys and 120m high
  • Dwelling Mix: 153 residential units, comprising of 53 x 2-bedroom units, 49 x 3-bedroom units and 51 x 4-bedroom units. 309 apartments total.
  • Gross Floor Area (GFA): 20,096m2 of residential units and 1,434m2 of retail
  • Landscaping: 2,878m2
  • Communal open space: Lower recreation deck and upper recreation deck – swimming pool, seating, BBQ facilities, bar/ dining area, landscaping
  • Car parking: 306 spaces
  • Bicycle parking: 213 spaces
  • Landscape architecture by Urbis

According to Fuse Architecture, the tower split form and slenderness provide an appropriate setting for optimal sunlight penetration. The introduction of double height sky gardens every two levels on alternate ends of the building assist with the breakdown of the tower
mass.

“Sky gardens also create the opportunity to naturally ventilate and light communal areas.” – Fuse Architecture.

Architectural massing of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Architectural massing of the updated proposed design for 19 Hercules Street, Hamilton

To strengthen the existing retail centre at Hamilton, the proposed takes the opportunity to extend the retail corridor along Main Street and into the civic heart of the proposal.

Within Stage 2, the ground floor podium on the south east corner has been strategically pulled back from the boundary to maximise visual sightlines across neighbouring sites as
well as offer a seamless pedestrian flow moving east to west.

No rooftop recreation decks are planned for this development.

Architectural rendering of the previously approved 'Icon' proposal by Wentworth Equities
Architectural rendering of the previously approved ‘Icon’ proposal by Wentworth Equities

Floor plates

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Landscape plans

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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 Economic Development Queensland’s Planning & Development Online is 1165.

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    James Smith

    This is ridiculously tall for Portside, will negatively affect views, sunlight and generate significant peak hour trafic for all Portside residents. Three ugly towers squished onto a medium sized block and years of construction noise. I guess we’ll see how much they’ve donated to their mates if this gets approved.

    March 18, 2021

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    Paul French

    I do not understand why this development will be 29 storeys. It is far too tall for the Northshore area. 21 storeys at Hamilton Harbour and Gallery House was a mistake, we don’t need to go any higher. Can someone please apply some common sense.

    February 15, 2021

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    Anthony

    That thing on top is revolting. And looks cheap and tacky.
    The original plan was very good.

    January 31, 2021

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    Trevor Egan

    It way too dominant to the surrounding buildings.. and wablocked sunlight

    January 23, 2021

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    Leighton

    Rooftop tubular “hat” will be subject to wind-induced vortex shedding and likely fatigue issues. Detailed design changes in materials, stiffness and damping will be needed for this exposed architectural rooftop feature to be safe.

    January 21, 2021

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