A new player seeks its place in the Gold Coast luxury apartment spotlight

A new player seeks its place in the Gold Coast luxury apartment spotlight
A new player seeks its place in the Gold Coast luxury apartment spotlight

Gold Coast's premium apartment sector will likely welcome another contender as a beachfront application looks to deliver premium oversized apartments to Surfers Paradise.

Only 50 apartments are earmarked within a 31 storey development on the intersection of Garfield Terrace and Thornton Street. Maintaining absolute beach frontage, the tower is set to capped by a tri-level five bedroom penthouse that sets the tone for the overall development.

Three sub penthouse apartments containing four bedrooms and 46 triple bedroom apartments round out the application's living options.

Blight Rayner are responsible for 59 Garfield Terrace's design, taking advantage of the site's high density residential zoning to yield the 98 metre tower across the relatively small 608 square metre site. Entity PM No.1 Pty Ltd is backing the application.

A new player seeks its place in the Gold Coast luxury apartment spotlight
Absolute beach frontage. Image: Blight Rayner

Blight Rayner's design draws inspiration from its intended coastal setting:

The architectural proposition is driven by the site’s natural beauty and coastal environment. Beaches are a natural phenomenon that are formed around rocky outcrops and made up of eroded materials that have been transported from elsewhere.

Our architectural approach to form and materials looks to this natural phenomenon to inform the proposition. To anchor the proposal, dark rocky walls form the base in which the elevated lobby sits.

The rocky outcrops are eroded to house landscape and become escapements for outlook. The tower structure is seen as a charcoal concrete which extrudes from the rocky base.

These rocky walls frame the tower's communal areas, headlined by a gym and overt swimming pool which is seemingly perched above the beach. Spanning two levels, the podium also includes an elevated lobby that accounts for the main space at ground level.

A new player seeks its place in the Gold Coast luxury apartment spotlight
Ground level activation. Image: Blight Rayner

Not far from the heart of Surfers Paradise and skyline defining towers such as Soul and Q1, 59 Garfield Terrace is part of an emerging sub precinct of beachfront towers.

Northcliffe Residences is nearby; upon completion it will include 75 apartments over 28 levels in another luxury project for developers Qingjian Group and CNQC. Also surrounding 59 Garfield Terrace are expected towers at 2945 Surfers Paradise Boulevard and 9-11 Thornton Street.

9-11 Thornton Street has been approval for 81 apartments across 30 storeys.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

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Gold Coast Luxury Apartments Blight Rayner

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