Sunland unveils its Coolangatta plans to replace three star Greenmount Resort

Sunland unveils its Coolangatta plans to replace three star Greenmount Resort
Sunland unveils its Coolangatta plans to replace three star Greenmount Resort

Sunland Group has lodged a development application with Gold Coast City Council to redevelop the ageing Greenmount Resort site in Coolangatta.

Greenmount Resort is a 151-room, three star resort hotel constructed in 1980.

It is located less than 100 metres from the patrolled Greenmount and Rainbow Bay Beaches and close to Coolangatta’s retail and restaurant precincts.

The proposed redevelopment features two curvilinear residential apartment buildings ranging from 14 to 17 storeys, with an estimated end value of $370 million. The buildings, which overlook Rainbow Bay, the Tweed River, and Coolangatta Beach, will comprise 247 residential apartments.

Some of the building height is buried below road level.

Sahba Abedian, Sunland managing director, said the group’s vision for the site is of a scale and character which complements Coolangatta’s natural beauty.

It would contributed to its continued renaissance, he suggested.

“This is undoubtedly one of the finest sites on the southern Gold Coast and requires a design response befitting its unique location,” Mr Abedian said.

“The architectural topography of the buildings is inspired by the undulating nature of Greenmount headland, while allowing views through the property and generous open space fronting Eden Avenue.

“Façade materials and textures animate the qualities of light reflecting off the water, and balustrade screening prints reference the patterns of the Norfolk pines which are so prominent in this locality.

“The sculptured form of the building and continuous wrapping balconies will form a composition of light and shade that will change throughout the day. At the ground level, shelters and canopies draw inspiration from sea shells.”

Abedian said striking landscape design will enhance its tropical feel and weave a lush continuity through the project, with rooftop gardens, terraced planters, water features, and hanging gardens over lower-level structures.

“A restaurant/café tenancy is also included within the proposal, featuring an expansive outdoor dining terrace on the corner of Hill Street and Eden Avenue, to provide an active meeting place in this popular area of Coolangatta,” he said.

Greenmount Resort will continue to operate as usual until early 2019.

Pending statutory approvals, Sunland Group intends to launch the project during the second half of the 2018 calendar year.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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