Brisbane is a city in transition, a city in the process of a massive upgrade to undeniable ‘world class’ status. We’re preparing for the ultimate appearance on the world stage with the 2032 Olympics, and it’s ‘all systems go to get there’! Our skyline has changed, our infrastructure is making significant advancements and Brisbane is becoming an even more attractive city to live in.
Last year we brought you the news about multiple ongoing developments around the city, including Queens Wharf, Cross River Rail, the Waterfront and the Brisbane Live Entertainment Centre. We’re really excited about these, and today we get to add a couple more to the list! The great thing about these two new developments is they’re on the southside of Brisbane, an area which is set to grow immensely in the coming years. Let’s take a look.
Station Square, Woolloongabba
Woolloongabba Stadium is set to be the centerpiece venue in the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. As a result, the whole surrounding area is seeing a transformation. The roads, the facilities and the stadium itself will be completely revamped to cope with the huge numbers of visitors. Now, we have one more development to add into the mix, ‘Station Square’.
Station Square is a $1.2-billion mixed use development inspired by the upcoming Olympics. It will be built across a 1.3-hectare site bordering Hubert, Stanley and Reid streets, directly facing the Woolloongabba Cross River Rail Station. The stadium is moments away, so Station Square will be an important part of the precinct which is to become a lifestyle and work hub. It will even renovate and include the existing Railway Hotel!
According to Trenert, the developer, Station Square will be “designed to celebrate and showcase Brisbane’s unique heritage and display who we are as a global city for the future.” It will consist of four separate towers, featuring affordable housing, residential apartments, a 320-room five-star hotel, office building and a retail complex at ground.”
The taller building of the four towers will be 40 stories high, the highest building outside of the Brisbane CBD. There will be a central spine of green space connecting the towers, as well as the inclusion of a community park. Five levels of basement parking will accommodate 670 cars! Have a look at the concept rendering of the project below:
Image Credit: Vicinity Centres
The second development on the Brisbane southside we want to talk about sits five-kilometres from the CBD, not too far from the Gabba precinct. Buranda Village has been a long-standing centre offering retail, offices, restaurants and on-site parking. Now Vicinity Property Trust, who own the complex, have had their plans to redevelop it approved by Brisbane City Council.
What a redevelopment it’s going to be!
According to the designers, Rothelowman and Hassell, “Buranda village will be a new benchmark in mixed-use development that places healthy living at its heart, exemplifying the environment and experiences that make Brisbane one the world’s most liveable cities. The proposed development will result in a high-quality public realm and pedestrian experience along all frontages of the site.”
Here’s a look at what the approved application includes:
- An open-air retail and dining village covering 10,000-square-metres.
- Three buildings incorporating 50,000-square-metres of office, commercial and health space.
- Four residential buildings with 620 apartments.
- Car parks.
- Community green spaces.
What has really caught our attention is the sustainability focus of the development. They’re aiming to achieve carbon neutrality for the retail areas, while targeting 5 Star Green Star Performance and 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating. Have a look at the render of the proposal below:
Image Credit: Brisbane Development
Get in Touch with the Brisbane Property Experts
If you have any questions on developments in Brisbane, particularly as we gear up for the Olympic Games in 2032, please get in touch with the Henry Wong Team®. Henry has been selling real estate on Brisbane’s southside for many years now, and has his finger on the pulse of what happens in this city. He’d love to chat about what it all means for property prices!