Plans for a 12-storey mixed use retail and residential tower in the heart of a low-rise Gold Coast beach suburb have been lodged with the Gold Coast City Council.
Gold Coast developer Daniel Veitch has unveiled plans for The Oxley, a two-storey arched retail podium with an eight-storey residential unit tower on top, taking style inspiration from the Gold Coast’s iconic Pink Poodle Hotel, which was demolished in 2004.
It would be the second stage of the Nobby Beach retail rejuvenation, set on a 2406sq m site next to George Manettas’ The Frederick, which is a complementary design.
The towers would be four-times higher than the three-storey, or 15m high, allowance under current zoning.
The development would include 88 dwellings, retail, and food and drink outlets, according to the BDA Architecture plans for the “subtropical” mixed-use development.
The block fronts the Gold Coast Highway and Lavarack Road at Nobby Beach, and would be within walking distance from the light rail station that is due to be completed at the end of 2024.
According to the development application the site is a “prime opportunity to provide high quality residential and short term accommodation” for the Nobby Beach area.
“This area is becoming an emerging ‘village’ destination with its commercial, retail and food and beverage opportunities,” the report stated.
“The design proposal seeks to create a new integrated development that enhances and activates the boutique retail village that offers food and beverage, office, medical, boutique retail outlets and dining opportunities with the proposed residential apartments above.”
According to BDA Architecture, the development would “respectfully build up the residential density along the Future Light Rail spine”.
Speaking at The Urban Developer’s In Focus: Gold Coast webinar last week, Urbis director Matthew Schneider said the Gold Coast was made up of a series of villages that would be connected by intensive development along the light rail spine.
“The Light Rail Corridor comes in with a mandate for transformational change including scale of development—much more urban,” Schneider said.
“The hitting zones for this are Mermaid, Nobby Beach, Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach, and now to Kirra Beach and Coolangatta.
“Anywhere where that transformational change is happening off the back of infrastructure is where those [development] hot spots are.”
Article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
Bluebird Rolls Out Innovative Development Partnership Model
Bluebird has launched its latest boutique project in Brisbane under its innovative joint venture model.
The firm’s development partnership with landowners allows them to become equal partners in the development process.
In this TUD+ Briefing, Bluebird co-founder and partner Riye Arai-Coupe discusses the division of responsibilities under its new model as well as the expected risks and returns for both the landowner and developer.
Bluebird’s maiden project under its development partnership is located at 5 Dudley Street in Brisbane’s riverfront suburb of Highgate Hill.
“The landowners were keen to construct a new apartment building but had limited experience in tackling a development project of this size and complexity on their own,” Arai-Coupe said.
“Under our model the landowners were able to learn of all of the possibilities through the project feasibility assessment and analysis.”
The development, currently before the council, will comprise a four-level, “high-end” apartment building with eight, three-bedroom riverfront apartments.
The project is centred around Bluebird’s “biophilic” design to deliver a development that connects residents with nature, creates best practice in sustainability and considers the community.
article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
Luxury new tower vision to take blue chip beachside suburb to the next level
Melbourne-based developers set to a new luxury tower at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast
With the tide of demand on the Gold Coast for luxury beachside residences still high, Melbourne-based developer Hirsch & Faigen is set to put another shovel in the famed strip of sand.
In a move further cementing the city’s status as Australia’s luxury coastal lifestyle property mecca, Hirsch & Faigen has acquired a site at Mermaid Beach for its much-anticipated second Gold Coast development venture.
Superbly located in the highly sought-after beachside suburb, the development site at 7-9 Mermaid Avenue spans more than 1900sq m.
It is positioned for ultimate coastal living — tucked behind the beachfront ‘millionaires row’ mansions of Hedges Avenue and within a short stroll of the Broadbeach dining and entertainment precinct as well as the city’s premier Pacific Fair shopping destination.
Hirsch & Faigen is looking to bring its visionary development approach to the blue-chip Gold Coast enclave by creating a unique and timeless collection of contemporary residences.
Plans for a 24-storey luxury tower comprising 130 apartments designed by renowned architectural firm Rothelowman are due to be lodged for development approval in coming weeks.
“Mermaid Beach is not only one of Queensland’s but Australia’s most aspirational beachside addresses,” said Hirsch & Faigen director Richard Hirsch.
“We believe in creating unique and sophisticated living spaces with an uncompromising commitment to design, sustainability, usability and standard of delivery.
“Our vision for the Mermaid Beach site will not waiver from this approach, blending with its pristine surrounds and enhancing the lives and wellbeing of its residents.”
Pending its approval, the launch of sales in the project is expected in early December.
Hirsch & Faigen’s acquisition of the Mermaid Beach site follows the recent successful launch of its debut Gold Coast development, the 14-storey boutique luxury apartment tower Hemingway at Palm Beach.
It is also finalising plans for another luxury apartment project on the southern Gold Coast.
Hemingway will comprise 78 lavish residences with frontage to the exclusive beachfront strip of Jefferson Lane.
Even before its launch it had drawn substantial interest from local owner-occupiers and downsizers seeking the quintessential coastal lifestyle but with a luxurious upgrade. Also designed by Rothelowman, Hemingway is a multi-storey homage and reimagining of Palm Beach’s charming holiday shacks from the late 1950s and 1960s in the form of a collection of contemporary beach houses in the sky.
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Hirsch & Faigen launch Hemingway, Palm Beach apartments
Prices will range from $450,000 to $2 million in the Palm Beach residential project which will comprise 78 apartments over 14 levels.
The Melbourne-based national developer Hirsch & Faigen have officially launched Hemingway, their first apartment development on the Gold Coast.
Prices will range from $450,000 to $2 million in the Palm Beach residential project which will comprise 78 apartments over 14 levels. The penthouse is priced at $4 million.
Rothelowman has designed the tower which has been described as a multi-storey reimagining of the area’s humble holiday shacks from the late 1950s and 1960s.
Named after the famous author Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway is located at 1267-1273 Gold Coast Highway and will front the exclusive Jefferson Lane beachfront enclave.
Matt George, Hirsch & Faigen’s head of sales and marketing, said they were determined to push the bounds of architectural design to pay homage to the charming beach shacks while exuding contemporary design excellence.
“We went above and beyond to make it feel as though each apartment was its own full scale beach house, just mere metres away from the water’s edge while boasting those luxury finishes that makes the home feel like an indulgent retreat,” George said.
Residents of Hemingway will have access to a range of lifestyle amenities including its own ground-level café and communal open space with a swimming pool, pool lounge, barbeque area and outdoor cinema.
Prior to its launch, Hemingway had already garnered a substantial level of attention from local owner occupiers and downsizers pursuing the quintessential coastal dream with a luxurious upgrade.
The Rothelowman team reimagined the standard bulky apartment block into an innovative shape form that utilises curvature and cut outs to maximise and enhance views from every Hemingway apartment.
“Rothelowman are highly recognised across Australia for their innovative approach to creating landmark structures, and Hemingway was no different. They poured a lot of thought ninto how Hemingway could meld seamlessly into its Palm Beach surrounds while simultaneously enhancing and improving the area,” George said.
“It was important to us to take a design-led approach to encompass the phenomenal ocean views the Gold Coast is famous for, presented in what we like to think of as a beach house hoisted into the sky,”
The Hemingway project is the first development venture on the Gold Coast by Hirsch & Faigen, which has a number of property interests in Queensland and a national portfolio of projects completed over the past decade with a value of more than $1 billion.
Article Source: www.urban.com.au
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