Mirvac unveil plans for Isle, Newstead apartments, in $1billion Brisbane River community

Increasing buyer demand for apartments offering a connection to nature and emphasis on wellness has influenced the design of Isle, which is set to launch to market mid this year.

Mirvac unveil plans for Isle, Newstead apartments, in $1billion Brisbane River community
Rendering of proposed Isle development facade. Image supplied

Mirvac has unveiled plans for its latest premium apartment building, Isle, at its $1 billion Waterfront Newstead community in Brisbane.

Increasing buyer demand for apartments offering a connection to nature and emphasis on wellness has influenced the design of Isle, which is set to launch to market mid this year.

Isle Waterfront Newstead will sit alongside Mirvac’s Quay Waterfront Newstead at 57 Skyring Terrace and feature significant living greenery, soft organic architecture and a suite of amenities designed for health and wellbeing.

Isle will feature 135 residences across 25 levels, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments, expansive three and four-bedroom pavilions and four-bedroom penthouses, which sit across half a level.

Designed by the award-winning Mirvac Design team, Isle is leading a trend in biophilic architecture, centred on bringing nature into the built environment, and Brisbane’s ongoing move towards ‘Buildings that Breathe’.

It will enjoy a sought-after position fronting Waterfront Park and just steps from Gasworks Plaza.

The launch comes after Mirvac's previous stage at Waterfront Newstead, Quay, sold out all of the 136 apartments in the 25-level tower in seven months.

Construction of Quay is already underway and due for completion in early 2024.

Mirvac's Head of Residential, Stuart Penklis, says Mirvac has launched nine major apartment projects in the last 12 months including Isle Waterfront Newstead.

"We are seeing a rise in demand for premium, well-located, larger and higher specification apartments from owner occupiers, which is what Isle will respond to - with everything from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom penthouses,” Penklis said.

Mirvac General Manager Residential Queensland, Warwick Bible, said the success of Quay reflected buyers’ increasing preference for premium apartments and amenity.

“The success of Quay and our plans for Isle demonstrate our commitment to the Brisbane market, where we are well placed to deliver exceptional quality in response to significant demand for apartments in the city and the Waterfront Newstead community. Now we have development approval for Isle, we’re working to bring the apartments to market as soon as possible to meet demand for this style of living in the heart of the city,” said Bible

“We’re seeing buyers looking for apartments with a sustainable design, where they can live feeling connected to nature and enjoy holistic health benefits. We embraced these concepts at Quay and purchasers responded extremely well. Isle will take them to the next level, creating a unique experience for residents.”

“The building optimises the indoor-outdoor lifestyle, with floor-to-ceiling glass sliders inviting cooling river breezes, expansive sculptured and planted balconies offering shade and an orientation ideal for cross ventilation, with spectacular northern aspects to Brisbane River and Waterfront Park,” he added.

The exterior is designed as an ‘urban forest’ to blend with the natural environment, with its organic curves draped in greenery acting as an extension to neighbouring Waterfront Park and its ground-floor retail integrated with lush, planted enclaves and water features.

The group worked closely with landscape architects RPS on the planting palette, while a suite of resort-style amenities were designed to further enhance residents’ health and wellbeing.

Isle will feature an infinity edge lap pool on the rooftop, along with infrared and magnesium spas, a fully equipped dining room and sunset cocktail bar, all overlooking the park and Brisbane River, giving residents the space to unwind, reflect and entertain.

“There will also be a gym, a business lounge for those embracing the work-from-home culture that has blossomed post-Covid and a concierge service, for everyday luxury. It is all about creating opportunities for residents to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, all from their home address,” said Bible.

“The apartments will feature quality, natural materials such as stone, glass and warm tones, which creates a beautiful and tactile experience,” he said.

“The floor plans will offer a generosity of space, with an open-plan design that connects seamlessly to the expansive balconies and views beyond.”

Located in the heart of Newstead and just two-kilometres from Brisbane CBD, Isle residents will benefit from restaurants, cafes, public transport, the Brisbane River and Waterfront Park all at its doorstep.

Alison Warters

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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