A front row seat to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics: How Murcia Residences is set to take advantage of Woolloongabba boom

While technically sitting in East Brisbane as the boundaries of the suburbs is Wellington Road, for all intents and purposes, Murcia is a Woolloongabba address
A front row seat to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics: How Murcia Residences is set to take advantage of Woolloongabba boom
Joel Robinson November 7, 2023LOCATION

Seldom will there be another opportunity to live within 300 metres from the heart of the Olympics.

That's what prominent Woollangabba developer Sarazin are offering with their latest project, Murcia Residences, a literal stones throw from the hallowed turf off The Gabba. 

While technically sitting in East Brisbane as the boundaries of the suburbs is Wellington Road, for all intents and purposes, Murcia is a Woolloongabba address.

The Overend Street project and its 187 apartment residents will take advantage of every part of the billions of dollars worth of investment being thrown at the Olympic precinct by both government and private investors. The aim is to create a 24/7 precinct, which will live long after the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games has finished.

Earlier this year the Queensland and federal governments reached a $7 billion funding agreement to transform Brisbane's sporting and event venues ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which included a rebuild of The Gabba. Following the demolition, which started earlier this year, construction will start in 2026 and be complete in 2030. The Gabba will be the central hub of the Games, and will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

For those buying a north-facing apartment on an upper level, they'll be able to take in the Games from their balcony. Sarazin have long known the importance of rooftop amenity, particularly in this location, so they've created a viewing deck which will literally looks down into stadium.

Even before the overhaul of Woolloongabba and East Brisbane, Murcia sat in a fantastic pocket to enjoy the local dining precinct with the Italian 1889 Enoteca and the fairy-lit courtyard garden of Canvas Club which servces cocktails and tapas.

Murcia is also just 200 metres from the popular Logan Road, which is lined with heritage pubs, cafes and bars like whiskey bars Detour, set in a restored Sergeant Tyre factory, and Mrs J Rabbits.

Away from the convenience of entertaining, nature is also at the forefront of the location. Just the other side of The Gabba are the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, which has a river walk and cycle path which runs alongside the Brisbane River. Coming out of Murcia and heading east, within 500 metres is Woolloongabba Rotary Park and Norman Creek, which is flanked by trees and greenery.

The project is also just two kilometres from the city, making it easily accessible by foot or bike. Well timed for Murcia's forecasted mid-2026 completion will be the new Cross River Rail, which is expected to be complete a year earlier. That will put residents just one stop to the new Queens Wharf precinct and two stops from Roma Street Station.

The current Woolloongabba Station is also a five-minute walk. Commuters only need to be on the train for 90 seconds before making it into the city.

Residents can go on a quick coffee run at Brown Dog Cafe just four minutes from Murcia, or The Baker's Arms bakery.

An eight-minute walk southeast of Murcia is the retail, dining and entertainment precinct South/City/Sq. The precinct buzzes day and night, with a gym, yoga studio, art-house cinema complex, barber and beauty studio. Some restaurants and bars to check out around the precinct are Casa Chow, South City Wine, and Purple Palm.

Murcia is close to three major university campuses – UQ, QUT and Griffith South Bank – and within the catchment for Brisbane’s first new inner-south high school in more than 50 years.

Designed by HAL Architects, Murcia spans 18 levels and has a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. All of the one-bedroom apartments have been snapped up.

The name and design of the project stems from the Spanish city Murcia. HAL were inspired by the Mediterranean style of the Spanish orchard city, blending the style with the best Antipodean subtropical design and cascading landscape.

Each apartment has been crafted to open to a covered balcony from the open plan living, kitchen and dining area. A number of the apartments include multi-purpose rooms and study nooks for future residents to decide what to do with.

While central to everything, Sarazin will also be providing even closer amenity, with new cafes on the ground level of the building. The second level will home a resident gym and bike repair workshop, while the rooftop will feature an infinity pool, private poolside cabanas and sun loungers, and a wellness area with cold and warm magnesium plunge pools, a sauna, steam room and outdoor showers, as well as alfresco private dining and barbecue facilities. 

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Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at Urban.com.au, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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