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Three Residential Towers – Former ABC Site, Toowong


A development application has been lodged for a residential development over the ‘Former ABC site’, located 600 Coronation Drive and Archer Street, Toowong.

Designed by John Wardle Architects, the proposal comprises one hundred and thirty four multiple dwellings integrated within three (3) new residential towers with a maximum building height 15 storeys. The proposed design includes the retention and re-use of Middenbury House and re-established the connection of the Fig Trees along Coronation Drive and views to the Brisbane River, both of heritage importance of the site.

The site is also subject to a proposed Green Bridge proposal that crosses the Brisbane River. If the bridge proceeds, it will result in a loss of one of the proposed three towers. The proposal has been designed to adjust to this scenario and the loss of developable land in place of a bridge landing on the site.

State Heritage (House, Trees and View)

Coronation Drive Tower
Total units is 134
– Twenty Five (25) x 1 bedroom
– Eighty (80) x 2 bedroom
– Twenty Seven (27) x 3 bedroom
– Two (2) x 4 bedroom
– Rooftop facilities: 577.8sqm

Upper Ground
Lower Ground

River Site Tower 1
Total units is 99
– Forty (40) x 2 bedroom apartments
– Fifty Six (56) x 3 bedroom
– Three (3) x 4 bedroom
– Rooftop facilities: 780.9sqm

River Site Tower 2
Total units is 58
– Fifteen (15) x 2 bedroom
– Forty Three (43) x 3 bedroom
– Rooftop facilities: 459.8sqm

Rooftop Communal Area

The proposed development includes three (3) basement levels to accommodate 547 car spaces (including 46 visitor spaces) and 4 car parking spaces from Archer St for Middenbury House. 364 bicycle parking are also provided and 73 visitor spaces.

– Lower Level 1 – 61 car parks (includes visitor)
– Basement Level 1 – 151 car parks
– Basement Level 2 – 195 car parks
– Basement Level 3 – 140 car parks.

Landscape Plan

Activated Ground
The towers provided landscaped apartments fronting the new public plaza space that will be linked to 40m of accessible open space area along the  Brisbane River. The Bicentennial Bikeway will be extended through the site providing a connection to Archer Street.

Middenbury House will contain a mix of appropriate commercial and retail uses (centre activities and /or a bar) that will create a focal point for the development. A single storey small extention is proposed

Communal Open Space
The roof top of each tower will provide both indoor and outdoor communal space that includes the following:
– A riverside pool and spa
– Wet lounge
– BBQ facilities
– Dry lounge
– Outdoor Dining areas
– Amenities
– Landscaping
– Lounge
– Shared work spaces
– Gym
– Lobby
– Mailroom.

Middenbury House + Extension

Middenbury House + Extension

The planners at Wolter Consulting Group, states “The proposed development has been architecturally designed to merge seamlessly within the surrounding built form, through the use of a variation of materials and breaks in the façade. The site primarily faces Coronation Drive, which feature street tree plantings along its entire frontage as well as two large heritage listed fig trees near the western boundary”.

“The state heritage listed Middenbury House can be seen from the Archer Street frontage. This development will enhance the view of Middenbury House by incorporating open space between the building and the street frontage. Deep planting along Archer Street will improve the streetscape by softening the view between Middenbury House and the existing streetscape”.

The proposal is for 43,005.2sqm of gross floor area (GFA), with 1,836.22sqm (35%) of site cover over the development area 1.251ha of the 1.5ha subject site.

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The Application Information and References
– Lodged: 15 November 2021
– Council Reference: A005881543
– Address: 600 Coronation Drive, Toowong
– Zone: Major Centre
– Neighbourhood Plan: Toowong-Auchenflower
– Application Report: Wolter Consulting Group
– Design Drawings: John Wardle Architects
– Landscape Design: FORM
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview

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