It’s now official: the Mansfield Tavern is set to be demolished and replaced by a contemporary urban precinct. It’s another sign of Mansfield adapting to the modern times and successfully becoming one of the most desirable suburbs to live in Brisbane.
We believe this is going to have a massive effect on the liveability of the suburb. It’ll bring an inner-city vibe and convenience that will have positive effects for current and potential residents.
Located at 181 Wecker Road, the Mansfield Tavern has been around for a number of decades, and was a famous live music venue in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In later years it’s become tired looking though, and Chandler Ward Councillor Ryan Murphy says this development will be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the 2.1-hectare site.
The site was bought by Mansfield Investment Queensland in 2017 for $12 million, and Brisbane City Council have just approved a three-stage development plan for what will be called ‘Wecker Road Markets’.
Designed by architects Cottee Parker, the aim is to create something similar to James Street in New Farm: a vibrant hub with many retail and commercial outlets to add another lifestyle dimension to Mansfield residents.
This is what it will incorporate:
– A stylish new restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace;
– 20 commercial food and retail shops;
– Potentially a supermarket;
– Offices and healthcare;
– Indoor sport and recreation;
– 518 car parking spaces.
Mansfield is well known for its green space and parks. In a nod to that this development will place a strong focus on incorporating trees, plants and greenery.
I’m really excited about this development and what it’s going to mean for Mansfield. Having grown up in the area, it gives me a lot of pride to watch it advance, keep up with the times and remain one of Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs.
If you have any questions about the new Wecker Road Markets, or about anything Mansfield and real estate related, please contact me or my team. You can ring me directly on 0412 471 588, or get in touch here.