Brisbane developers lodge plans for 25-storey residential tower in Spring Hill

157-163 Leichardt Street comprises a three-level basement, three-level podium at street level, along with 112 apartments and a rooftop terrace.
Brisbane developers lodge plans for 25-storey residential tower in Spring Hill
The proposed arcade walkway render. Image credit: Grace Civil & Development
Alison Warters February 23, 2022

Local Brisbane property developers, Grace Civil and Development, has lodged plans for a 25-level residential tower in Brisbane’s Spring Hill.

A two-storey office building at 157-163 Leichhardt Street, a 1447 sqm site, will make way for the project, which will have a three-level basement, three-level podium, 112 apartments, and a rooftop terrace.

There will be a mix of 16 one-bedroom, 84 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments in the tower, which will be made up of stonewall features, rendered masonry and glass balustrades. Aluminium screening will be in place for privacy and amenity on the eastern and western facades of the tower.  Levels four to 19 will provide six apartments each, with levels 20 to 23 providing four larger apartments.

The rooftop terrace features a communal open space area with a pool, spa, tables and seating, yoga lawn and barbecues, all in a densely landscaped setting with engineered planting by Taylors Urban Development.

The three basement levels and two of the podium levels will have up to 146 car parking spaces and 10 motorbike spaces, in addition to bicycle parking. 

Level three of the podium also provides further building amenity, including a gym and medical room.

The arcade walkway is a primary feature of the development, comprising dense landscaping elements to create an outdoor, suburban like pathway setting, as well as pedestrian access from Leichhardt Street. The arcade walkway also provides access to the foyer of the upper level residences of the site.

According to planning documents, the residential tower will be the tallest built form on the block, at the maximum height allowable in the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan. 

“The proposed development presents a high-quality architecturally designed high-rise development that presents a significant improvement to the streetscape in place of the current building onsite,” the assessment report said.

“It is sympathetic to surrounding development and delivers an ideal outcome for inner-city apartment living within the Brisbane CBD.”

The development lies within proximity to a range of transport links, including three bus stops all within 150 metres and Roma Train Station 700 metres from the site.

There were two pre-lodgement meetings held with the local council before the application submission.

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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