Dual purpose on Broadbeach; Gold Coast's latest tower unveiled

Dual purpose on Broadbeach; Gold Coast's latest tower unveiled
Dual purpose on Broadbeach; Gold Coast's latest tower unveiled

Gold Coast's latest tower in waiting could provide future residents with ultimate flexibility.

Britannia Ave Project Pty Ltd is pushing for dual land use recognition for 36-38 Brittania Avenue, Broadbeach, allowing the project to be considered as both as a typical residential development and as a short-term accommodation development. Applied to each of the tower's 88 apartments, the dual recognition would effectively allow future buyers ownership of their given apartment(s) plus the sanctioned flexibility to offer the property for short and medium-term leasing.

The bid to secure two residential land uses for the tower is opposed to having "the building operate as a traditional ‘hotel’ style development." 

Dubbed Encore Broadbeach, 36-38 Brittania Avenue's apartment mix consists of 22 three bedroom and 66 two bedroom apartments. Spanning 25 storeys, the 88 apartments incorporate some 198 bedrooms, with 96 car parking spaces to service the development.

Dual purpose on Broadbeach; Gold Coast's latest tower unveiled
Broadbeach's latest addition by HHH Architects

Design duties fell to Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects for the 1,214 square metre site.

Reflective of the likelihood that a proportion of dwellings will always be in use as short stay accommodation, 36-38 Brittania Avenue is laden with amenities. Across podium levels two and three, communal features include a pool, residents’ lounge, reading terrace, gym, multiple formal dining areas, a trio of  BBQ areas, yoga lawn and landscaped areas over both levels.

From an overall design perspective, Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects considers the tower as unique and almost ethereal. "The tower form sits above the lower floors like an extra-terrestrail object - a colourless minimalist abstracted repetitive form above a coloured complex decorative three storey building.

The simple 'black' and 'white' form visible against the sky can be read as a continuous white ribbon that climbs around the dark glass pillar."

Dual purpose on Broadbeach; Gold Coast's latest tower unveiled
Aerial overview of the Brittania Avenue site

Submitted with Gold Coast City Council only last week, 36-38 Brittania Avenue is the latest in a string of residential towers to hit planning within the municipality of late. Last week Urban.com.au reported on developer Bassar Group's bid to add to Broadbeach's skyline with a luxury residential tower, and Pointcorp's push to realise a mid-rise tower in Burleigh Heads.

The upswing in planning submissions for high density residential projects in locations such as Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Southport and Burleigh Heads is reflective of the confidence in which developers are currently eyeing the Gold Coast region.

A decision on the merits of Britannia Ave Project Pty Ltd's application is expected during November.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

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