PSA lodge plans for Southport apartment development

BDA designed PSA's previous Southport development, The Mill 137, which was just 27 apartments.
PSA lodge plans for Southport apartment development
The modern tower designed by BDA. Image credit: BDA Architecture
Joel Robinson September 20, 2022

The Victoria-based developer Property Solutions Australia has lodged plans for their second apartment project in the Gold Coast's Southport area.

PSA, led by developer Fabio Rossi, is seeking to create an eight-level building with 36 apartments at 77 Pohlman Street, near the Nerang and Queen Street intersection and bordering Southport's Priority Development Area.

Each apartment will have between 85 sqm and 105 sqm internally, with further balconies and roof terraces.

PSA lodge plans for Southport apartment development

A mid-1970's home will make way for the BDA Architecture-designed building, which will feature a ground level gym with yoga space and an indoor outdoor area meeting a barbecue space. There will be ocean and Broadwater views on offer from the upper levels.

BDA designed PSA's previous Southport development, The Mill 137, which was just 27 apartments.

On the new project, BDA noted in their design submission to council that the project offered the opportunity to design an innovative architectural building and provide a higher residential density development bordering Southport’s ‘Priority Development Area’.

It's around the corner from the Queen Street light rail line and is within walking distance to the Nerang Street Light Rail Station, Queen Street Village and to the Southport Health Precinct.

"This project looks to offer quality residential apartment living in a central location and at an affordable price point," BDA noted, adding that the apartments are functional and liveable and can cater for families, focusing on maximising natural ventilation and light.

PSA lodge plans for Southport apartment development

All apartments are provided with functional balconies that can be used as an outdoor living room.

The podium is a landscaped and gently curved base, while the building form is a contrast of expressed horizontal slab edges and strong blade walls.

"Both the tower and its podium base have been considered as 3-dimensional forms in the urban context of the city," BDA state.

"The simple podium base with its horizontal lines and openness allows for cascading landscaping to spill over the podium edge.

"The ‘rectangular’ plan form of the tower is aligned with the site boundaries, reflecting the site’s shape and respecting the existing spatial geometry of the urban context."

PSA Group was established in 2009 by Rossi, who has over two decades of experience in property development. PSA has developed a number of projects across Victoria and Queensland, including Wembley Gardens in Melbourne's DONVALE and Eleven93 in Highett.

They have a number of projects in the pipeline across both Queensland and Victoria.

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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