Approval lodged for a $200 million mixed-use development in Brisbane

Approval lodged for a $200 million mixed-use development in Brisbane
Staff ReporterDecember 7, 2020

Approval has been sought for a $200 million mixed-use development in Brisbane CBD's Quay Street precinct.

Maple Development Group have lodged the application for the Rothelowman-designed project proposing 255 one, two, three and four bedroom residential apartments.

There is also set to be a five-star serviced apartment building, commercial offices and a podium-level retail and entertainment space.

Construction is expected to commence in 2021 pending DA approval next year.

At the heart of the 3,115 sqm project at 57 Coronation Drive will be a restoration of one of Brisbane's oldest properties.

Davidson's Residence, originally built in 1868, will serve as the reception area.

Maple Development Group development manager Gilbert Zhu said the yet-to-be-named project’s subtropical public realm would be instrumental in reinvigorating the Quay Street precinct by connecting the CBD with Milton, Petrie Terrace and South Brisbane with a meaningful lifestyle hub.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the project will make a significant contribution to the city of Brisbane,” Zhu said.

Approval lodged for a $200 million mixed-use development in Brisbane


“Residents will be able to enjoy riverside living while at the ground floor the open space would provide a 24-hour accessible ground plane that would connect residents, visitors and locals to future shopping and dining options, as well as Roma Street Station and the Bicentennial Bikeway.

“There would be ample underground parking for residents and visitors, and we have also included more than 500 onsite bicycle parking spaces to encourage active transport.”

Rothelowman principal Jeff Brown, who led the project design team, said what makes the project truly unique to Brisbane’s development landscape is its interaction with the 151-year-old Davidson’s Residence, which is located on the development site along Quay Street.

Davidson’s Residence provided a rare opportunity to unlock a piece of Brisbane’s rich history,” he said.

The design has been structured to allow the heritage building to take a prominent position between the buildings, importantly maintaining its original location and setting.

This ensures it is the focal point for the whole site and allows it to reclaim its original connection to the river.”

The heritage-listed home will play a vital role in the development, serving as a reception area for the serviced apartments.

“A lot of time was dedicated to planning how we could not only maintain the heritage building, but celebrate its existence and give it new function,” Mr Brown said.

“Visitors would have the chance to experience a significant piece of Brisbane’s history.”


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