Top 20 Brisbane Development Projects


Brisbane is fast becoming a centre for premium grade commercial developments with a succession of new major development projects planned in and around the CBD.


From the $3.6-billion new waterfront casino to a new 1500-seat theatre in the city's cultural centre—as well as a number of high-profile high-rise residential projects—the city is primed for major development and growth.


200 Turbot Street


Mirvac plans to build a 29-storey, A-grade office tower across an amalgamated site fronting Turbot Street. The site holds frontages to Turbot Street, Wickham Terrace and Albert Street and, at 8900sq m, is one the largest in Brisbane’s CBD. The building will sit alongside the three-storey heritage-listed Dental Hospital Brisbane and College at 168 Turbot Street.


Address: 200 Turbot Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Mirvac Architect: Blight Rayner Building type: Commercial (66,000sq m) Height: 29-storeys (95.7-metres) Gross development value: $670-million Status: Planning Estimated completion: Unknown


Waterfront Place


Dexus is pushing ahead with plans for a $2.1-billion transformation of Eagle Street Pier and its Waterfront Place commercial precinct in Brisbane’s CBD. Plans include two new commercial towers, riverfront dining, public plazas, extended riverwalk and ferry terminal.


Address: 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Dexus Architect: FJMT, Arkhefield Building type: Commercial (75,000sq m and 60,000sq m) Height: 49-storeys (161.7-metres), 43-storeys (141.9-metres) Gross development value: $2.1 billion Status: Approved Estimated completion: 2026 (Stage One)


Queens Wharf


Brisbane’s $3.6-billion Queen’s Wharf development—which has taken more than a significant footprint of the CBD—is quickly taking shape. The project, the largest private sector development in Queensland, is spread over 12ha of land and 15.3ha of water. The development, earmarked for completion by late 2022, will offer four luxury hotels, 2000 residential apartments and a casino.


Address: Queens Wharf, George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Destination Brisbane Consortium (The Star Group, Far East Consortium, Chow Tai Fook) Architect: Cottee Parker Building type: Casino (390,000sq m), Hotel (1100 guest rooms), Residential (2000 apartments) Height: 70-storeys (231.1-metres), 58-storeys (190-metres), 54-storeys (180-metres), 30-storeys (101-metres), 30-storeys (101-metres), Gross development value: $3.6 billion Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2022


80 Ann Street


Mirvac’s commercial project, spanning an entire block, will reach 35-storeys and offer 60,000sq m of net lettable area across some of Brisbane CBD’s largest floor plates at 2200 square metres. Suncorp will anchor the tower, taking 66 per cent of the total space. Mirvac has also closed a deal to build the tower with M&G Real Estate, which will own a half stake of the building.


Address: 80 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Mirvac Architect: Woods Bagot Building type: Commercial (60,000sq m) Height: 35-storey (119-metres) Gross development value: $836 million Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2022


205 North Quay


Super fund developer Cbus Property, in conjunction with its local partners Nielson Properties and the Raniga family, is moving ahead with plans for a $600-million office tower in Brisbane’s fast-growing North Quarter precinct. The A-grade office tower, approved in February for a 3000sq m riverfront corner site, created from the amalgamation of properties at 205 North Quay and 30 Herschel Street.


Address: 205 North Quay, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Cbus Property Architect: Hassell, REX, Richards and Spence Building type: Commercial (50,000sq m) Height: 37-storeys (122.1-metres) Gross development value: $600 million Status: Approved Estimated completion: Unknown


19 Eagle Terrace


Morris Property Group has unveiled plans for a $250-million office tower in Brisbane’s North Quarter precinct. It is the latest office project for the developer, which has also commenced construction on the 26-storey Australian Taxation Office headquarters at 152 Wharf Street.


Address: 19 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Morris Property Group Architect: Unknown Building type: Commercial (19,200sq m) Height: 24-storey (79.2-metres) Gross development value: $250 million Status: Planning Estimated completion: Unknown


No.1 Brisbane


Fund manager Charter Fund manager Charter Hall is pushing ahead with a major Brisbane development, with approved plans for a 35-storey office tower at the top of Queen Street. Earlier this year, the developer listed the three separate CBD titles but rather than realising their investment after securing development approval for the site the backers will now stay in the project as it readies to launch in 2023.


Address: 60 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Charter Hall Architect: Blight Rayner Building type: Commercial (24,500sq m), Retail (2150sq m) Height: 35-storeys (115-metres) Gross development value: Unknown Status: Approved Estimated completion: Unknown


251 Wickham Street


Brisbane-based developer Cornerstone has plans before the council for a major commercial project in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The development is slated for a 1357sq m site between 251 to 253 Wickham Street, together with part of 47 Warner Street, currently occupied by a derelict and dilapidated building.


Address: 251 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Developer: Cornerstone Group, Pidson Investments Architect: Bureau Proberts Building type: Commercial (14,550sq m), Retail (90sq m) Height: 28-storeys (123.4-metres) Gross development value: Unknown Status: Planning Estimated completion: Unknown


895 Ann Street


Global real estate investment manager, DWS and Consolidated Properties Group has work underway at its joint venture development of an A-Grade commercial office building to be located at 895 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.


Address: 895 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Developer: DWS, Consolidated Properties Group Architect: John Wardle Architects Building type: Commercial (24,000sq m) Height: 15-storeys (49.5-metres) Gross development value: $260 million Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2023


360 Queen Street


Charter Hall and Investa Commercial Property Fund’s Queen Street tower is quickly taking shape. The joint venture acquired the 2150sq m site in June, 2017 for $53.75 million. The project will deliver 45,000sq m of A-grade office space, a publicly accessible retail component within its podium, childcare centre, supermarket, and indoor sport and recreation centre.


Address: 360 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Charter Hall, Investa Architect: Blight Rayner Building type: Commercial (45,000sq m) Height: 28-storeys (92-metres) Gross development value: $650 million Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2023


Albion Exchange


Geon Property will soon break ground on the first stage of its $750-million residential project in Brisbane’s inner north, after winning approval for the two-tower mixed-use development earlier this year. The transit-oriented development, which will be delivered over 15 years, will revitalise a 4900sq m state government-owned development site adjacent to the existing Albion train station.


Address: Albion Train Station, Albion, QLD 4010 Developer: Geon Property Architect: Hames Sharley Building type: Residential (253 apartments), Transport, Retail, Height: 20-storey (66-metres), 19-storey (62.7-metres) Gross development value: $750-million Status: Approved Estimated completion: 2035 (10-stages)


443 Queen Street


Cbus Property’s $375-million residential tower, consisting of 264 apartments, will include a private dining room, catering kitchen, outdoor lounge cabanas, a gymnasium and 25m pool perched on the river’s edge. The building was recently awarded a 6 Star Green Star design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first residential building in Australia to be recognised with this rating.


Address: 443 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Cbus Property Architect: WOHA Architects, Architectus Building type: Residential (264 apartments) Height: 47-storey (155-metres) Gross development value: $375-million Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2021


NPAV


The state government-funded New Performing Arts Venue (NPAV), a new $150-million theatre, is currently being built as part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The 1500-seat theatre will make the QPAC precinct the largest performing arts centre in Australia and is expected to deliver capacity for an extra 260 performances annually.


Address: Corner of Grey and Russell Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Developer: Queensland Government Architect: Snøhetta, Blight Rayner Building type: Theatre (1500-seats) Height: 6-storeys (19.8-metres) Gross development value: $150 million Status: Under construction Estimated completion: 2022


44 Roma Street


Plans for a 26-storey slimline hotel in the Brisbane CBD just outside the Roma Street priority development area are under assessment. The 44 Roma Street application envisages a double-storey glass entrance to the tower, which has a ground floor foyer, cafe and lounge bar leading up to 212 hotel suites


Address: 44 Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Developer: Contal Properties Architect: Buchan Building type: Hotel (212-guest rooms) Height: 26-storey (85.8-metres) Gross development value: Unknown Status: Planning Estimated completion: Unknown


58 Morgan Street


The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane has approval to build a commercial building alongside St Patrick’s Church in Fortitude Valley. Brisbane City Council approved the mixed use building, which includes function space, a rooftop garden and public realm as well as two basement levels of parking on the site of the state-heritage-listed St Patrick’s Church at 58 Morgan Street.


Address: 58 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Developer: The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane Architect: BVN Building type: Commercial (13,300sq m) Height: 8-storeys (26.4-metres) Gross development value: Unknown Status: Approved Estimated completion: 2023




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