A development application has been lodged for a Civic, Food & Beverage Precincts for the new stage of the Ipswich City Mall redevelopment.
Designed by BVN, the proposal is for a range of community and business uses interconnected by an urban park and shade structures on the existing podium level of the car parking structure. The redevelopment proposes new buildings (with a maximum height of remove the majority of the existing structures of the Ipswich City Mall will be demolished to open the entire site, while retaining repurposed built form/structures.
– Food & Beverage Precinct (1,816sqm)
– Civic Precinct (2,804sqm)
– Urban Park (8,209sqm)
– Retained 1,035 car parks
Food and Beverage Precinct
The existing 2 storey building within this area is envisaged to be refurbished to accommodate restaurants, bars, cafés, food and drink outlets with supporting outdoor seating areas. The businesses are proposed to be able to trade 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Bottled Alley laneway is intended to be widened to provide an improved pedestrian connection and safety for the new precinct.
The proposal seeks to retain the existing car parking structure and integrate several new buildings, structures and new urban park on the rooftop, which is intended to support the recently approved Ipswich City Council administration building. The space will be fitted with a large Wi-Fi presence, unique and imaginative digital interactions throughout, with lighting shows, interactive artwork and displays.
Two (2) buildings for business related uses and supporting amenities are positioned within the civic precinct, adjacent to the new urban park and intended for restaurants, bars, cafés, food and drink outlets
A new Library and Information Centre is proposed adjacent to the Food and Beverage Precinct and will provide a community uses within the new Ipswich City Mall. The Library will be allow to open from 6:00am until midnight (12:00am), 7 days per week and have direct access to the car parking levels below.
Car Parking Structure
The proposed development includes the retained three (3) level car parking structure, ramps and access that will accommodate 1,035 car spaces and provide vehicle access to Bremer Street. New stairs and ramp are proposed to link the structure to the existing Bradfield Bridge.
The planners at Cardno, state “The proposed development relates to the establishment of Business and Community Uses on the podium level of an existing car parking facility. The development will be undertaken within 2 defined precincts. The Food and beverage precinct will comprise an existing 2 storey building that will be retained. The Civic precinct will involve the construction of new buildings that will focus on and integrate with the urban park. It is noted that the majority of the existing structure on the podium level will be removed in order to facilitate the proposed development”.
The proposal is for 4,620sqm of GFA and 8,209sqm of open space over the 19,382sqm subject site.
Development in Proximity
The Application Information and References
– Lodged: 7 February 2018
– Council: Ipswich City Council
– Council Reference: MCU – 995 / 2018
– Address: 23-27 Ipswich City Mall, Ipswich
– Zone: CBD Primary Retail
– Neighbourhood Plan: None
– Application Report: Cardno
– Design Drawings: BVN
– Interactive Image: Google Streetview
– Renders: Ipswich Commercial
– Renders: Ipswich Master Plan Presentation (23 August 2017)
Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from ICC pdonline or other referenced locations.
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