An exciting new subtropical residential, tourism and lifestyle hub at 57 Coronation Drive has received the green light for Brisbane City’s Quay Street precinct.
Located on a 3,114 square metre site, the project will deliver 255 premium residential apartments, a five-star serviced apartment building, premium commercial offices and podium-level shopping and dining across two 30 and 35-storey buildings.
Maple Development Group Development Manager, Gilbert Zhu, said the project would honour Brisbane’s unique riverside lifestyle and extend this new vibrancy into the Quay Street precinct, creating a new destination for future residents, visitors and locals alike.
“Brisbane has in recent years experienced a period of evolution and significant growth, primarily focused on quality riverfront amenity and experiences, which make the most of the city’s climate and riverine landscape,” Mr Zhu said.
“The project team led by Urbis, engaged extensively with Brisbane City Council through its DesignSMART collaborative design process to ensure the project is a positive addition to the local economy, property market, city skyline and most importantly would fit the vision for Brisbane’s future.”
“As developers we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Council in this way.”
The public realm will reconnect Brisbane’s residents with one of the city’s oldest heritage buildings, Davidson’s Residence, which was built in 1868 and hidden for decades at the rear of the site’s existing commercial building.
Davidson’s Residence is planned to be carefully and respectfully refurbished, and given new function in the 21st century as the reception for the serviced apartments, once again becoming part of the riverside streetscape.
Rothelowman Principal, Jeff Brown, who led the project design, explained that the Queensland-inspired subtropical design closely followed Brisbane City Council’s New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe.
“The project’s residential apartments will introduce a new level of luxury living to the area, with premium facilities and green spaces which make the most of river and city views, including swimming pool, gymnasium, multiple private and communal sky gardens and rooftop recreational spaces,” Mr Brown said.
“Brisbane City Council’s Buildings that Breathe guidelines were a fundamental driver for the design. The inclusion of multiple initiatives that embrace Brisbane’s climate through extensive vertical greening, sky gardens, passive ventilation, building shading and robust materiality ensure the project will be a strong contributor to the future of our City.”
“This project represents the future of the Quay Street precinct and we hope to set a design precedent for future development in the area,” he commented.
Urbis Director of Planning, Ben Lyons, said the project has already become an exemplar for ‘good development’.
“This project responds to its context and gives back to the City through the provision of generous public realm,” Mr Lyons said.
“The design not only respects the heritage significance of Davidson’s Residence as a reminder of our past – it also exemplifies, at this important gateway location to the CBD, our future as a design-led City with a distinctive identity.”