DRJ Investments has submitted a development application for a project in Albion. The application seeks approval for a Multiple dwelling with 199 units and a Food and drink outlet.
The site is located on a 2,569 sqm block at 4 Higgs Street and 11 Sandgate Road. It’s a strategic gateway between Brisbane Airport and the Centre. The surrounding area has a mix of industry, commercial, and entertainment developments.
The proposed multiple dwelling development’s Gross Floor Area is 20,485.5 sqm. It has a cover of 1,824.5 sqm, around 74.5 per cent of the total area with the building height towing up to 17 storeys.
The units include 45 one-bedroom apartments along with 117 two-bedroom units and 16 three-bedroom. Additionally, there will be 21 two and three-bedroom SOHO apartments. These apartments offer light and views to the north, with balconies for outdoor spaces.
The application stated that the SOHO apartments are a modern response to the demand for home offices. The development will have a rooftop recreation area with a 20-metre lap pool, spa, cabanas, gym, yoga deck, cinema room, business centre, private dining space, and communal recreation area.
Public art is also planned throughout the site to beautify the area and connect residents and visitors to its unique location. The artwork aims to enliven spaces with high visibility and pedestrian traffic flow from Breakfast Creek and the public plaza.
“The proposed development has been designed to respond to the character and form of the nearby Breakfast Creek Hotel. In particular, the podium form is a contemporary response, which interprets, but does not replicate the materials and design elements of the hotel (such as veranda forms, arches, posts etc),” the proposal stated.
“The podium form will result in a sympathetic visual reference to the context of the area but won’t directly visually compete with the hotel, adding to the landmark qualities of the development.”