‘Energetic’ start for new residential building in Brisbane

Keylin Group has plans to build a residential and hotel development at the former Energex headquarters site in Brisbane.

A proposal for the 15-storey, dual towers are being assessed by council to be built alongside the future Victoria Park Precinct at 447 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill.

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The art deco-style towers feature 113 apartments and 120 hotel-rooms designed by architects DBI Design as an “extension” of the parkland with expansive vertical gardens on the façade.

Shared communal spaces are also planned for the 57 metre high development including lounge areas, a gym, seating areas, a pool and 235 car spaces.

Energex currently owns the 3,372sq m site and commercial building, and listed it for sale in 2017 and again in 2018.

 

Keylin senior development manager Ian de Kretser said the as-yet unnamed twin buildings will take a contemporary approach to the historic, art deco style of Spring Hill.

“We’re anticipating strong interest from those who work in the nearby Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital precinct and have children attending the nearby St Joseph’s College, Brisbane Grammar and Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School campuses,” de Krester said.

“Atop the building is three penthouses, which each boast their own private rooftop terrace, in addition to a communal terrace on level 14 which includes a floating lounge, two fire pits, kitchen, outdoor dining and a playscape.”

The Brisbane-based developer said the twin buildings are part of a greater transformation in the area.

“The front row seat to what will become Brisbane’s version of Central Park makes this project absolutely iconic, and we have answered this with a design that provides a true entry statement to Spring Hill and the parklands,” de Krester said.

There are a number of major developments on the cards for Brisbane including RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane Live precinct, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, QUT and Herston Quarter.

Via The Urban Developer


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