A development application for a has been proposed by Charter Hall for a new 34 storey commercial office tower located at 60 Queen Street, Brisbane City.
The application replaces a previous 81-storey residential tower scheme that was proposed back in 2017.
This new application, which has also been designed by Brisbane-based Blight Rayner, features a tapered tower design and aims to achieve all 31 criteria of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Building’s that Breathe’ guidelines.
The 6-star green star proposed building also features a rooftop sky garden, mid-level garden and large landscaped terrace on top of the building’s podium.
According to the application, a total of 1,300m of outdoor open space will be provided.
“Such high-quality architecture is consistent with Brisbane’s continued development as a new world city. It also positively contributes to Brisbane’s reputation as a world leader in promoting sub-tropical architecture.” – Blight Rayner, Development Application.
“60 Queen Streets‘ vision and ambition is to capture the essence of Brisbane.
“A place that marks Brisbane’s two most important streets as the gateway to the retail heart of Brisbane as well as becoming a counterpoint to the neighbouring developments, 300 George and Queens Wharf.
“The proposal outlines its organic approach both in planning, spatial relationship, landscape composition and environmental performance resulting in a well-proportioned tower allowing views into and out of the city. Our proposal embraces the subtropics and exemplifies Brisbane,” – Blight Rayner, Development Application.
A basement tenancy below ground is proposed which has a total gross floor area of 636m2. The space has been designed to be suitable for use as supermarket.
A mix of retail tenancy spaces have been provided at ground level within the development. An elevated mezzanine level is also proposed on podium level 1 for additional retail activities. These spaces have a total gross floor area of 1,889m2.
- Building height: 34 storeys commercial / RL 158.41m
- Primary usage: The primary use of the new building will be for office activities. Office activities are proposed at ground level and on all levels from podium level 2 to level 34 within the new tower. A total of 26,592m2 of commercial office space is proposed.
- Secondary usage: Basement supermarket tenancy 636m2
- Ground usage: Mix of retail shops and retail tenancies at ground level fronting Queen Street, George Street and Burnett Lane, 1,889m2
- The proposed development will have a tower site cover of 54.96% (1,019m2).
- Car parking: 97 car parking spaces
- Bike spaces: 210 bicycle spaces
New Laneway Arcade
The development will also provide for the provision of a new laneway arcade connecting Queen Street Mall to Burnett Lane. The laneway would include the following:
- Artwork throughout the laneway including an installation on the laneway roof and the potential to project lighting artwork onto the wall of the neighbouring building
- A significant green wall
- Creative lighting throughout.
In 2018 Charter Hall bought 60 Queen Street for $94 million.
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 A005520726.