Harry Triguboff seeks beacon-inspired Gold Coast tower with record 90 floors

Staff reporterFebruary 15, 20170 min read

Apartment king Harry Triguboff has renewed plans for a high rise in Surfers Paradise.

The 90-level beachfront skyscraper will replace a 22-level 1960s building on The Esplanade.

The highest apartments in the yet-to-be-named tower will look down on the units in the Gold Coast’s current tallest building, the 78-floor Q1 super tower.

The project also exceed in terms of floors, the 89-level Spirit building planned by Hong Kong’s Forise group.

Triguboff’s Meriton group has agreed to buy the International Beach Resort, originally the Apollo, for $58 million.

It will start demolition next month.

Meriton has selected a design submitted by SJB for the 3833sq m site, which is expected to have around 270 serviced apartments and 300 residential apartments.

Triguboff said a development application would be lodged by the end of February.

The Meriton tower would be split vertically into three distinctive tiers, each defined by coloured glass panels.

Circular halo effects atop each tier would be lit at night, creating a beacon along the foreshore.

Meriton is buying the International Beach Resort from Singapore businesswoman Gertrude Guok, who bought it for $11.4 million in 1993.

“The Surfers site is the best in town — the sort of property I’ve always dreamed of having on the Gold Coast,” said Mr Triguboff.

“The city’s displaying verve and vibrancy like I haven’t seen for years and it’s given me the confidence to make a big investment.

“With a site like this one, the sky’s the limit and we will do the Gold Coast proud.”

Staff reporter

Harry Triguboff
Surfers Paradise
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