First look: Kokoda file plans for latest Milton apartment tower, Ruby Ruby

Kokoda, led by Mark Stevens, were already engaged with Cottee Parker before they secured the site at 12 Crombie Street, which will home 145 apartments across a 21-level tower
First look: Kokoda file plans for latest Milton apartment tower, Ruby Ruby
Joel Robinson May 19, 2023PLANNING ALERT

The busy Kokoda Property Group have officially lodged their application for their recently acquired site in Brisbane's Milton.

Kokoda, led by Mark Stevens, were already engaged with Cottee Parker before they secured the site at 12 Crombie Street, which will home 145 apartments across a 21-level tower dubbed Ruby Ruby.

There will be 54 one-bed units, 77 two-beds, 12 three-beds, and two four-bedroom penthouses on level 20.

The bulk of the resident amenity will be on the top level, barring a couple of meeting rooms and work from home facilities on the ground level and a podium with a private dining and lounge area, cinema room, and a billiards room.

The centrepiece of the rooftop is the full-width swimming pool which will have wide city views. Also on the roof are a number of cabanas, a firepit area, barbecues, another private dining and bar space, and a gym with a yoga area, plunge pool, and infrared sauna.

In their design statement submitted to the Brisbane City Council, Cottee Parker said the tower design has been developed with a vernacular and sub-tropical conscious in mind.

"The quality in unit design, recreational facilities, ground floor amenities and fluidity in form will assist in developing a building that further invigorates and populates Brisbane, Milton."

An unusual but key inspiration for Cottee Parker was cotton farming and production, which was led by prominent 1850s Milton business developer, Ambrose Eldrige.

"By using fabric and the product of cotton, the architectural vision is to capture the notion of ‘Voile’," the report read.

"The organic form of the tower is cloak with perforated herringbone pattern screen. The integration of form and skin of the building create a identity that is unique to Milton with historical reference."

Kokoda have been particularly busy in recent months, having recently spent a record $100 million on the last remaining riverfront development site in Teneriffe. 

Read more: Kokoda snare last remaining riverfront in Teneriffe for mixed-use development

Kokoda Property Founder and Managing Director Mark Stevens said Brisbane is primed for rapid growth and the Skyring Terrace site will play a pivotal role in the revitalisation of the Newstead and Teneriffe Waterfront Neighbourhood Plan.

“This site has been tightly held for nearly four decades and the potential it offers is unparalleled in terms of creating a major mixed-use waterfront development at a scale that is never to be repeated," Stevens said.

Kokoda also recently signed off on their completed Milton tower, The Ambrose, which is over 95 per cent sold.

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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