ARIA lodge plans for South Brisbane apartment tower

ARIA, led by Tim Forrester, has had Bates Smart team up with Richards & Spence in what is expected to be the first of three towers across the amalgamated site.
ARIA lodge plans for South Brisbane apartment tower
The renders by Bates Smart and Richards & Spence
Joel Robinson March 25, 2022

The sustainably conscious apartment developer, ARIA Property Group, is set for further development in the exclusive South Brisbane pocket they've been developing in over recent years.

They've lodged plans on a triple block at 164-190 Melbourne Street, on the corner of Manning and Melbourne Street. The Melbourne Street sites are currently home to the former Malouf's Fruit Shop and the former Bond's Sweet Factory.

ARIA, led by Tim Forrester, has had Bates Smart team up with Richards & Spence in what is expected to be the first of three towers across the amalgamated site.

The first tower will have 84 apartments across 14 levels, and extensive rooftop amenity, which, alongside their sustainability efforts, is fast becoming ARIA's signature.

ARIA lodge plans for South Brisbane apartment tower

"33 Manning Street offers a variety of spacious dwellings in the central urban location of South Brisbane providing opportunity for a diverse population including families and students," the design statement submitted to the Brisbane City Council noted.

"33 Manning Street is a simple and elegant tower which takes best advantage of the opportunities afforded by its location, climate and scale to provide a distinctive lifestyle opportunity for Brisbane."

ARIA lodge plans for South Brisbane apartment tower

"Each apartment has been designed to maximise natural light and cross ventilation, taking advantage of the local climate," the design statement noted.

"All practical considerations of living are considered including private bedrooms, generous kitchens and flexible living spaces."

The design statement also suggested that residential wellness is a key design consideration.

There will be a commercial gym tenancy located on the first level. At the heart of the rooftop amenity is the 20 metre pool. On the north-east edge of the roof is a plunge pool, positioned to take in the city views.

ARIA lodge plans for South Brisbane apartment tower

There's an amphitheater which offers seating and lounging for an evening cinema, as well as a residents dining room.

The new tower, next to South Brisbane's famous Skyneedle, is around the corner from Trellis, one of ARIA's most sustainable projects to date. Some 60 per cent of the tower is covered in greenery. There's Tesla charging, solar technology, and extensive rainwater tanks.

It's also up the road from The Standard, ARIA's flagship development in the heart of the popular Fish Lane precinct.

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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