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Bensons appoint ICON to build luxury Chevron Island apartment tower, Chevron One

Chevron One

Chevron One, the luxury apartment tower on Chevron Island, is one step closer, as the Melbourne-based developer Bensons have appointed the well regarded and experienced construction firm, ICON, to build the 41-level building.

Construction will begin October 11 on what will be the only high-rise on the island, with the build expected to take just over three years to complete. Bensons are aiming for completion before Christmas 2024.

ICON are one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most experienced construction providers. Currently that have over 75 buildings under construction, including the sell-out Signature Broadbeach tower nearby.

They’ve previously built the modern Auckland apartment, retail and hotel tower, The Pacifica, and recently signed off on the luxury Circular Quay, Sydney apartment development, The Harrington Collection.

On the appointment, Bensons Property Group Managing Director Rick Curtis said “For us, it’s about selecting a builder who is able to not only execute our commitment to the design, quality and timely delivery of Chevron One, but one that can do so in a way that reflects our company mission to deliver exceptional living, whilst making a positive contribution to local communities”.

Chevron One

Chevron One 36-44 Stanhill Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

Luke Young, ICON Director of QLD, WA and NT, called Chevron One a landmark project for the Gold Coast.

“ICON are proud to be partnering with Bensons for the construction of the project of such significance. Bensons have an established reputation of developing high quality apartments, which is something that we pride ourselves on being able to offer,” Young said.

“We are excited to be underway.”

Chevron One is the vision of the Bensons chairman, philanthropist and art patron Elias Jreissati, who spends a considerable amount of time each year on the Gold Coast with his wife Colleen.

He wants to create an offering that epitomises understated luxury that Melbourne is accustomed to, combined with uninterrupted panoramic views over Surfers Paradise, all within an exclusive island location.

Bensons has just released their Daylight Sky Homes collection, occupying the upper levels of the tower, with the best, never-to-be-built-out views of Surfers Paradise. They start from $1.5 million, and range up to $15 million, the price tag for the huge 1,000 sqm sub penthouse.

They held back the apartments, but there has been such demand for luxury, larger apartments in the area.

Jreissati will be hanging on to the penthouse, the largest ever created on the Gold Coast spanning nearly 2,000 sqm.

Designed by global architecture practice Marchese Partners, Chevron One is built on the principle of a strong integration between indoor/outdoor living, with oversized balconies one of the key liveability factors.

There’s around 2,000 sqm of resident amenity, including two pools (one an outdoor lagoon style with a floating cinema and one indoor), an indoor/outdoor beach, a gym, a number of spas, a residents lounge with BBQ area and an outdoor sun-lounge on the podium level.


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Brookfield Bumps Up Hamilton Northshore Offering

Brookfield Residential Properties is planning another tower in Northshore Hamilton near the site of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Athletes’ Village.

Six two-storey townhouses and 186 apartments are planned for building 19 on Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton. Childcare, office, retail offerings and a tourist facility are slated for the building’s commercial floorspace.

The Cottee Parker-designed 16-storey tower sits atop a four-storey podium and recreation deck on the 3384sq m site currently home to the Brisbane Cruise Terminal Building.


▲ The latest Brookfield tower planned for Northshore Hamilton and the current developments under way. Image: Cottee Parker 

Brookfield has won approval for more than 1000 apartments in the area including the recently-completed building 16 A-B Gallery House, approved 18 Olandia and launched 17 Rivello.

Other developments in the area include Wentworth Equities triple-tower development at 19 Hercules Street and towers surrounding the Portside Wharf open mall.

The Hamilton Northshore priority development area will eventually encompass 304-hectares along the Brisbane River.


▲ A first look of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Athletes Village located around Eat Street along the river. 

The region currently used for commercial warehouses and parking will also soon be home to the Olympic athletes’ village which will house 10,000 athletes and team officials.

The athletes village will be located further east towards the 2017 developed Eat Street Northshore shipping container hospitality site.

After the games the precinct would be converted to accommodate residential offering, including aged care, retirement living, social and affordable housing, key worker, hotel, build-to-rent and market accommodation.

The area is expected to generate $500 million in private sector investment.


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Aria Property Group: Check out the team behind Trellis and their award-winning track record

Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has consistently delivered not only popular developments, but those recognized officially as best-in-show for quality across Queensland and all of Australia

Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has consistently delivered not only popular developments, but those recognized officially as best-in-show for quality across Queensland and all of Australia by the UDIA, HIA, PCA, AIA and more.

Aria Property Group founder and managing director Tim Forrester said that since its inception in 2003, Aria’s vision has been to create iconic residential and retail projects that we will be proud to walk our families past in 20 years’ time. Aria take great pride in the unique character, creativity and longevity of our projects and the leading role they play in the communities in which they reside.

They consistently work hand in hand with some of Australia’s most decorated architects and interior designers recognising the need for top-of-the line expertise in every part of a development.

For three years, through 2017, 2018 and 2019, Aria was recognised by the UDIA as the Best High Density Developer in Australia. They have an even stronger track record in Queensland, awarded Best in Queensland in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2009.

Some of their most decorated developments include Oxley + Stirling Residences which won 11 awards across a sweeping range of categories. The South Brisbane apartment tower where residents get free bicycles, newspapers and yoga classes was created in collaboration with the decorated team at Elenberg Fraser.

A recent example of their success is the winning of two awards at the 2021 QLD Master Builders Award for its West End apartment development, Tree House. Tree House, designed by Rothelowman, won the overall 2021 QLD Master Builders Award for Residential (Regional), as well as the award for residential high-rise building over $20 million.

Their latest project is Trellis, billed as their most sustainable development to date. Filled with, as one might expect trellises, Aria’s sustainable efforts extend to more than just a green thumb.

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Trellis 20 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101 

The four key areas of focus for Trellis’s sustainability initiatives include landscaping and greenery, electricity, water and the apartments themselves, all with the goal of putting their best environmentally friendly foot forward, as has been a growing trend across their recent developments.

Aria has aimed to offset 100% of common area electricity costs, reducing reliance on air-conditioning, incorporating 60,000L of rainwater tanks and more like Tesla battery and wall charging.

All 110 of the two and three bedroom apartments in the 12 story building are have been designed by Rothelowman.

The 20 Edmondstone Street apartment building is home to more than 1,100 sqm of community amenity across the Residents’ Rooftop Club on level 13 and the Temple of Wellness on the ground floor.

Set for completion in mid-2023, construction will be undertaken by the team at McNab Construction.

As the latest in their line of South Brisbane developments, Trellis takes inspiration from wide open spaces used in previous developments with a sweeping 590 sqm lobby and three metre high ceilings in the apartments themselves.


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Melbourne developer Goldfields take first step in to Brisbane

The Melbourne-based developer, Goldfields, are expanding in to Brisbane.

Their first project, a joint venture with Icon Development Australia, will be in Milton, the riverside suburb in the inner western ring of the city. They’ve submitted plans for a 20-level tower designed by Rothelowman at 29-35 Manning Street, a combination of the two lots totalling 3,511 sqm.

Goldfields Chief Executive, Lachlan Thompson, told Urban that the time was right to go in to the Brisbane apartment market.

“As a national property developer, we are constantly looking for areas that offer strong development potential and we were impressed with Milton’s amenity and connectivity to all things lifestyle related,” Thompson said.

“We are of the strong opinion that Milton, as a suburb, is on the cusp of significant capital value growth due to limited supply and its proximity to the bustling Park Street retail strip.


The 20-level tower draped in landscaping. Image credit: Rothelowman 

Rothelowman say the proposed 131-apartment building is a homage to the vernacular intelligence of the traditional Queensland Home.

“The Queensland Home, with its wide verandahs and eaves, is a perfectly adapted architectural response to the local climate,” Rothelowman advised in their plans submitted to the Brisbane City Council.

“Our approach aims to capture the open friendliness of the traditional Queensland Home, a characteristic born of the warmer regions of Australia.

“It is aiming to reflect and acknowledge the semi-outdoor lifestyle, a unique expression of the way people have adapted to their environment.”

Oriented to maximise the eastern aspect and minimise north-west exposure, the building responds directly to its immediate urban context, while also celebrating the views of Brisbane CBD and the Brisbane River.

There will be 14 one-bedroom apartments, 91 two-beds, 16 with a multipurpose room, 18 three-bedroom apartments and eight four-bedders, located across the top two levels.

The tower’s floor plate maximises both the eastern and southern aspect, river and city views from the apartments.

The building will be crowned with Sky Terrace, a generous recreational space for residents featuring a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and dining area.

Landscaping is a big feature, with FORME Landscape Architects installing vertical greenery on the podium and on the rooftop.

Thompson says the apartments will appeal to young professional in particular.

“This includes the “three day a week owner occupiers” that split their time between the Sunshine Coast and inner-city Brisbane, but don’t want to compromise on quality or safety, as well as strategic investors,” Thompson said.

Goldfields entered the Queensland market four years ago with a $350 million, 1,000 lot master-planned community in Ripley, in Ipswich.

Next the company will be announcing a mixed-use acquisition in East Elimbah that will, in time, deliver over a billion-dollar multi sector development.

“We have been hungry to grow and further diversify our presence here with built-form opportunities within the inner suburbs of Brisbane,” Thompson said.

As we continue to build our Queensland portfolio, we are considering a number of development opportunities from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and look forward to making further announcements in the near future.”

Goldfields also have a presence in Sydney, having recently launched The Livingstone, a collection of townhouses in Sydney’s affluent Pymble.


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