Brisbane's latest construction milestones: Featuring Pellegrino, Mosaic + Cornerstone Properties

Brisbane's latest construction milestones: Featuring Pellegrino, Mosaic + Cornerstone Properties
Urban Editorial September 2, 2020

There's a lot happening in Brisbane at the moment, so here's a round-up of the latest construction milestones in the city. 

Tour of The Eminence

Recently, Build Brisbane had the pleasure of touring Pellegrino Group Australia and Mosaic Property Group’s stunning new $40m joint venture commercial development ‘The Eminence’ in Fortitude Valley thanks to Paul Pellegrino.

Located on McLachlan Street, the six-storey, A-grade building features a gorgeous design from O'Neill Architecture which embraces Brisbane’s climate by maximising natural light and including leafy balconies and a huge rooftop breakout space.

The addition of the rooftop deck is an excellent, though, ill-included aspect of most commercial developments which hopefully, we see more of in the future. The lush space features meeting rooms and ample space for the tenants to eat lunch, make a call or take in the city views over some well-earned Friday arvo drinks.

The Eminence’s lobby is also a sight in and of itself to behold, featuring magnificent curves, elegant Italian tiles, and a ground floor café. The six-storey development certainly has plenty on offer for its tenants and is a fantastic addition to the Valley.

The building is almost fully leased with only one floor remaining. 

Source: Built Brisbane/Linkedin

The Sinclair Construction Announcement

In late July, Mosaic Property Group announced the construction of their two-tower project ‘The Sinclair’ in East Brisbane which will begin next month. The eight-storey towers designed by Rothelowman will be joined by a sky bridge and a total of 122 apartments, with an ever-so-important rooftop recreation area capping off the development and making the most of the gorgeous city views.

The site on Wellington Road has sat vacant for some time with Brisbane-based Blue Sky Alternative Investments previously owning the site, which also featured a similar development application.

With The Sinclair reportedly over 75% sold, Mosaic are confident in the Brisbane market and have bumped the construction timeline as a result.

Brisbane's latest construction milestones: Featuring Pellegrino, Mosaic + Cornerstone Properties
Source: Built Brisbane/Linkedin

The Valley’s Tallest Building Lodged

Now, this is something different! Cornerstone Properties have lodged massive plans for a 19-floor commercial office tower designed by bureau^proberts at 251 Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley.

The proposed building would top out at roughly 115 metres tall and features full floor glazing with a striking exoskeleton and stepped profile, somewhat reminiscent of Sydney’s Deutsche Bank Place. Each office floor features a south-facing balcony looking back towards the city, capped off by a roof terrace.

The landscape plans come from the team at Lat27, though the building certainly isn’t as lush and green as some of the proposals we’ve seen in recent months. The ground plane does include new greenery (which would be a great addition to this section of the Valley), with an engaging first floor featuring a gym space, infinity-edge pool and end of trip facilities.

If constructed, the building would be the Valley’s tallest building unless Cornerstone gets its previously approved 301 Wickham Street commercial tower underway.

Source: Built Brisbane/Linkedin

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