Where are buyers looking in Queensland? Urban's most popular suburb in March revealed

CBRE Residential Director Nicholas Clydsdale says Broadbeach's very distinguishable pockets offer something for everyone.
Where are buyers looking in Queensland? Urban's most popular suburb in March revealed
The Rochester, Broadbeach's newest tower. Image supplied
Alison Warters April 13, 2023

Beautiful Broadbeach ranked as Urban.com.au's most searched Queensland suburb in March, unsurprising given the demand profile for the booming pocket just south of the Surfers Paradise hub.

CBRE Residential Director Nicholas Clydsdale, who is marketing APG's Amaya Broadbeach on First Avenue, says Broadbeach's very distinguishable pockets offer something for everyone.

"Northern Broadbeach has a very separate identity to southern and central Broadbeach," Clydsdale says.

"Each of the different areas draw a different buyer. Some prefer to be in the centre, while there are more owner-occupier-centric areas in Northern Broadbeach which draws those who don't want to be in the thick of it, and prefer to be closer to the Surf Club."

We've wrapped up the hottest projects on the market in Broadbeach.

Project: The Rochester
Developer: Polycell Developments
Apartments: 170

The Rochester is Broadbeach's latest apartment tower to hit the market. It's biggest selling point is its extensive amenity, unrivalled for this type of tower across the Gold Coast.

Situated on an 1813 sqm corner block on Surf Parade and Britannia Avenue, the project has been designed by BDA Architecture with a huge focus on its facilities.

The Rochester offers residents access to two whole floors of five-star amenities and resort-style living, including the exclusive Executive Club located on level 26.

The Executive Club boasts a full floor of entertainment areas, such as a sky lounge, private and communal dining spaces, a commercial kitchen for catering, and a cellar room equipped with chilled individual wine and whiskey lockers for the secure storage and display of residents' fine wines and liquors.

The Premier Collection of premium apartments are located above the Executive Club. The Premier Collection includes two-bedroom apartments starting at $1.359 million and three-bedroom plus MPR apartments priced from $2.171 million.

The designer apartments are generously sized, with two-bedroom floor plans starting at 112 sqm. Three-bedroom apartments span156 sqm and start at $1.57 million.

Read more: The Rochester, Broadbeach to feature over 2,200 sqm of resident amenity

Project: Victoria & Albert
Developer: Iris Capital
Apartments: 401

Iris Capital's Victoria & Albert project has attracted strong interest from buyers since its inception and has continued to do so throughout its development process.

Urban's most popular project in March, V&A will bring will bring over 400 apartments to the central Broadbeach area, on the site of the former Niecon Plaza which has been demolished to make way for the two-tower development which includes extensive retail and dining options at the foot of the buildings.

The two towers, one of 30-storeys and the other 40, are expected to be finished by late 2026.

Architecture firm DBI have designed the two towers, which offer a mix of one, two, three, and four-bedroom floorplans, drawing inspiration from the coastal environment and catering to the growing demand for larger apartments.

The project's location, just 50 metres from the beachfront and in close proximity to world-class restaurants, shopping centres, and entertainment venues, has further fueled interest in the residential, retail, and culinary precinct.

Residents will have access to the Podium Club facilities located on the fourth level, designed to enhance the resort-style living experience.

The facilities include a 25-metre lap pool with an outdoor dining and barbecue area, a spa and steam room, a Zen garden, a yoga deck, a boutique resident's lounge, and a kid's club area with a playground, all surrounded by lush sub-tropical gardens.

Topping off the iconic residential offering is the Residents Skylounge on the top level of the Victoria tower. It includes luxury dining, lounge, wellness, and work zones that are perfectly designed to embrace the spectacular views of the surrounding coastline.

Read more: Over 50 restaurants and cafes within 300 metres: How Victoria & Albert embraces the best of Broadbeach

Project: Amaya Broadbeach
Developer: Amalgamated Property Group
Apartments: 120

Canberra-based developer Amalgamated Property Group, in partnership with Base Developments, are behind the 33-level tower Amaya Broadbeach, at the northern end of Broadbeach on First Avenue.

The DBI-designed tower, now 40 per cent sold and under construction, features a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments, priced from $935,000.

Amaya launched to the market in September last year and has been met with keen interest from buyers who have been attracted to the spacious floorplans, and the fact there's a maximum of four apartments per floor.

The tower was created to seamlessly connect residents with nature. From views of the Hinterland and the ocean waves to the surrounding greenery of parks and streets, the building offers residents a constant connection with their natural surroundings.

The tower's distinctive form is characterised by its individual yet harmonious east and west facade designs. The east facade features soft horizontal bands that emulate the rhythmic waves of the beach, balanced by glass panelling.

A podium level features a pool, gym, sauna, steam room, resident's lounge and dining room, and an outdoor patio and recreation space with barbecue facilities.

Read more: Amalgamated Property Group starts construction of Amaya, Broadbeach apartment tower

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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