Sunland scrap its Toowong champagne flute skyscrapers plan

Sunland scrap its Toowong champagne flute skyscrapers plan
Sunland scrap its Toowong champagne flute skyscrapers plan

Sunland has abandoned its controversial 555-apartment scheme for the former ABC site in Toowong.

The Sunland proposal was dubbed the “champagne flute” skyscrapers.

Locals contested the Zaha Hadid-designed Grace on Coronation, which came with three towers.

The future of Sunland’s Grace on Coronation development was thrown into uncertainty earlier this year after a sole neighbouring resident won an appeal against the approval of the development.

A unanimous Court of Appeal judgment overturned an earlier Planning and Environment Court decision which approved the development where its towers were planned to significantly exceeding the height limitations outlined in the planning scheme.

Sunland's Soheil Abedian had hoped that people would “come to their senses”.

Abedian had indicated the Court of Appeal’s judgment meant Brisbane had “missed the opportunity” for a city-making development project.

“When we lodged our development application in 2014, our vision was to introduce world-class architecture and community parklands to the inner-city riverfront site, which has been closed to the public for more than 160 years,” Abedian told The Urban Developer.

Topping out at 27-storeys, the development exceeded the city plan by 12-storeys.

The development scheme has been removed from the public listed Sunland website.

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