Commercial Office Building & Retail Laneway – George Street, Charlotte Street & Mary Street, Brisbane City
A development application has been lodged for a Commercial Office Building and Retail Laneway between three (3) existing commercial buildings (QIC Triplets), located 119-125 George Street, 15, 17 and 35 Charlotte Street and 54-62 Mary Street, Brisbane City.
Designed by both Bureau^Proberts and Architectus, the proposal is for Office and Centre Activities (Child Care Centre, Food and Drink Outlet, Function Facility, Health Care Services and Shop) integrated into the ground floor level and the two (2) storey podium and thirty three (33) stories of office space within a single tower of maximum building height of 40 stories (177.5m).
The urban design vision prepared by both Bureau^Proberts and Architectus states the proposal is, “to provide an active and vibrant commercial precinct catering for modern tenant services and amenities and complementary retail offerings leveraging off the nearby Queens Wharf Development and the increasing inner city population”.
The proposed development includes four (4) basement levels, interconnecting and expanding the three (3) existing basement levels of the QIC Triplets buildings. The new basement configuration will provide 386 car spaces for all four (4) buildings to accommodate end-of-trip facilities, 366 bicycle parking and lift/lobby. The basements will be all accessed via a consolidation driveway to Mary Street, with all existing access driveways and drop off areas will be removed.
Laneway Lower Ground Level
This level includes a reconfigured layout between all four (4) buildings, introducing a pedestrian cross block retail laneway to repurpose redundant space. Nineteen (19) retail tenancies of varies sizes are placed along the laneway, with building entrance refurbishments, outdoor dining, landscaping and seating.
Laneway Upper Ground and Level 1
These levels provide a restaurant and rooftop bar for the ground floor retail 1 tenancy fronting Mary Street overlooking the new laneway.
New Building Podium
The podium is presented as three (3) storeys with the ground floor entrance from the public laneway, leading to lobby/lifts of the office tower and retail tenancy (170sqm). Levels 1 and 2 provide 550sqm of retail space each.
– Commercial Office Space
– Plant Floor 3, 24
– Floor 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 size – 951.95sqm
– Floor 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 size – 966.84sqm
– Floor 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 size – 951.95sqm
– Floor 10, 17, 22 size – 937.05sqm
– Floor 23 size – 472.32sqm (transfer floor) large terrace, landscaping
– Floor 25-38 size – 1,250.48sqm
– Floor 39 size – 714.42sqm
– Lobby and Amenities
– Stairs and 2 Lift Cores
– Landscaping, Atrium Connected Floors (certain levels)
Stage 1 – New commercial tower on 62 Mary Street
Stage 2 – Lobby refurbishment and street upgrades to 54 Mary Street
Stage 3 – New cross block link, plaza level improvements to 111 George Street
Stage 4 – Upgrade the ground and plaza level to 33 Charlotte Street
The planners at Cardno, state “the proposed development represents an integrated, whole of site, development outcome that allows for the revitalisation of the ground plane to create a more permeable, activated and pedestrian-oriented environment and a new commercial office building with a floor plate that meets current market demand”. “The proposed development represents an integrated, whole of site, development outcome that allows for the revitalisation of the ground plane to create a more permeable, activated and pedestrian-oriented environment”.
The Application Information and References
– Lodged: 28 February 2018
– Council Reference: A004868389
– Address: George Street, Charlotte Street and Mary Street, Brisbane City
– Zone: Principal Centre
– Neighbourhood Plan: City Centre
– Application Report: Cardno
– Design Drawings: Bureau^Proberts and Architectus
– Urban Design: Bureau^Proberts and Architectus
– Interactive Image: Google Streetview
Source: Information, Drawings and Images
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