A development application has been lodged for Multiple Dwellings and Retail, located on the corner of Chapel Street and 1180-1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah.
Designed by Mondo Architects, the proposal seeks seventy two (72) medium density units within a residential tower above twelve (12) retail tenancies along the Sandgate Road street frontage, including a rear laneway. The building seeks to an overall design to address the corner orientation of the property and the integration of significant building components of the Henry Thomas building heritage façade.
The Hertigate report by Urbis outlines, “the proposal includes the retention of the original symmetrical section of the existing façade, identified as being of high significance, returning it to an earlier form, and the removal of the small asymmetrical sections of the façade on the southern side identified as being of moderate and neutral significance”. “Behind the façade, a section of the existing shop and office structure, identified as being of moderate significance, will be retained as a transition zone between the existing façade and the new building”.
The building proposes a maximum building height of 8 storeys within the Major Centre zone and has road frontage to Chapel Street and Sandgate Road. The existing series of 2 storey retail tenancies will be removed to facilitate the proposed development.
– Twelve (12) x Studio units
– Eighteen (18) x 1 bedroom units
– Forty Two (42) x 2 bedroom units
– Four (4) retail tenancies fronting a rear laneway
– Eight (8) retail tenancies fronting Sandgate Road
– Retained heritage shop façade and shop structure
– Retained street trees
– Rear laneway and vehicle access easement
– Ground: Pedestrian entrance, foyer, retail, laneway and vehicle access
– Levels 1-6: 12 units of difference sizes
– Rooftop: outdoor seating, landscaping and bathroom
The proposed development provides private open space in the form of balconies for every unit and communal open space on the rooftop.
– 12 Retail Tenancies (1,093sqm)
– 72 Residential Units (4,870sqm)
According to the Design Statement by Mondo Architects, “1180 Sandgate Road offers the rare opportunity to deliver a vibrant mixed-use development on a scale not seen along the western side of Sandgate Road. The vision for this precinct is to intensify density and development along the eastern side of Sandgate Road. Located centrally within this major centre precinct, the proposed development initiates the transitions from the higher density eastern zone to the parklands and educational precinct along Bage Street”.
“The sites corner orientation improves ‘place making’ for the area by framing the Western edge of Sandgate Road and acts as a gateway to the major centre core. The revitalization of shopfronts along Chapel Street and Sandgate Road offers a greater range of shops, services and lifestyle needs, which will directly benefit the local district and community. The proposal will deliver a new benchmark in mixed use living and continue to bring a level of sophistication and amenity to the Nundah Village
The proposal contains 107 car parking spaces (88 residents, 11 visitors, 8 retail centre) within the four (4) Basement Parking, including 2 motorcycle and 94 bicycle racks (74 for residents and 20 for visitors). Pedestrian and Vehicle access is provided to Chapel Street and a rear laneway.
The planners at Urbis state that, “the proposed development is considered to make a positive contribution to the streetscape and is a scale and form consistent with ongoing redevelopment in the area. The proposal is located within a built environment made up of mixed densities and building design styles, and in an area undergoing a significant amount of redevelopment. The transitioned building frontage allows bulk and scale to remain in line with the existing fabric of the streetscape, and ensures the development integrates with the existing and anticipated future built form”.
The proposed development seeks 5963sqm of GFA (4,870sqm of residential and 1,093sqm of retail), with a site cover is 1,158sqm (87%) of the 1,315sqm corner site.
The Application Information and References
– Date Lodged 10 January 20178
– Council Reference: A004831430
– Address: Chapel Street and 1180-1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah
– Zone: Major Centre MC
– Neighbourhood Plan: Toombul—Nundah
– Application Report: Urbis
– Architectural Statement and Drawings: Mondo Architects
– Landscape Drawings: ASdesign
– Heritage Report: Urbis
– Interactive Image: Google Streetview
Source: Information, Drawings and Images
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