First look: Former Socceroo's set for first Gold Coast apartment development

There will be just 11 apartments, including two penthouses, across seven levels. The apartments cater for families given their size, Impact Design suggest.
First look: Former Socceroo's set for first Gold Coast apartment development
The proposed plans for 133 Golden Four Drive. Image credit: Impact Design
Joel Robinson September 2, 2022

A collection of former footballers have teamed up to make their Gold Coast development debut, and they've picked one of the Coast's most emerging spots.

Former Socceroo and Sydney FC legend Alex Brosque has teamed up with current Sydney FC captain Alex Wilkinson and former footballer Brendan Renaud to create a boutique development on Bilinga's Golden Four Drive, just one row back from the beach.

The plans, lodged through an entity Bella Felicita, have been put together by Gold Coast design studio, Impact Design, who note in their design statement that the contemporary design respects the surrounding coastal environment whilst also providing an increased density of living.

First look: Former Socceroo's set for first Gold Coast apartment development

"The considered details of the facade will enhance the neighbourhood of Bilinga and the streetscape of Golden Four Drive," the report reads.

"The built form was designed to make privacy a priority while still allowing each unit to capture potential views. The facade partially shuts off to the noise and harsh western sun while still allowing glimpses of the mountains beyond and opens up to the eastern pacific ocean views.

"The materiality, colours and form of the building have been carefully considered in keeping with the coastal locality. Light tones and soft curves resemble the undulating sands and waves of the nearby beaches."

First look: Former Socceroo's set for first Gold Coast apartment development

There will be just 11 apartments, including two penthouses, across seven levels. The apartments cater for families given their size, Impact Design suggest.

The building is mostly three-bedroom apartments, with the exceptions a two-bedroom apartments on the ground level and the two four-bedroom, full floor penthouses. The top penthouse has its own private rooftop terrace with a spa.

Each apartment features living spaces which flow to outdoor entertaining areas. 

First look: Former Socceroo's set for first Gold Coast apartment development

The 759 sqm block currently homes a two-level brick and fibro home which will be demolished before construction. Next door is a three-level brick duplex which is also soon to make way. That will be replaced by a new for a six-unit, four-level townhouse development. 

Town Planner, Zone, said it is evident that the site is located within an urban area that is extremely well located with regard to proximity to high frequency transport, commercial services, retail services and public recreation space.

"Commercial land uses are located in Coolangatta to the south, and the Neighbourhood Centre Zone of Bilinga to the north-west," Zone's report read.

"The site is highly accessible with excellent links to surrounding road networks, high levels of walkability, and a range of bus services along Golden Four Drive."

 

 

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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