Hudson Common: The New Heart of Albion?

Did you know that Albion could soon have an all-new commercial, residential retail precinct called Hudson Common on Sandgate Rd? 

The Alceon Group has lodged a development application with the Brisbane City Council that calls for the creation of a $200 million commercial, residential and retail precinct dubbed “Hudson Common”.

Work for the project will be centred on the ten-storey old TAB building in Sandgate Rd, and this work entails total building refurbishment, a facade upgrade, the construction of an open area plaza, as well as an all-new mid-level commercial tower. Plans are also in the works for the implementation of an onsite bistro, a supermarket, and boutique retail. 

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Development.i

The old TAB building, a Brisbane landmark that has been deemed by many as an eyesore, was first constructed in the 1970’s and has been one of the largest structures in Albion despite its dingy looks and state of disrepair. 

Photo credit: Google Maps

Initially, there were plans to demolish the building and construct a new one over the site, however the Alceon Group opted to refurbish it instead in order to reflect corporate responsibility through sustainable design.

Hudson Common aims to revitalise the Albion Village precinct by becoming the new heart of the suburb, providing activation seven days a week and establishing a new commercial business park complete with high-end transport options and amenities. 

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Development.i

With the Cross River Rail network linking to Albion’s, the proposed precinct is shaping up to become Brisbane’s next inner-city growth area. 

The site of the proposed mixed-use development can be found at 240 Sandgate Rd, Albion. For more information, visit the Hudson Common website here. Those interested in reading the proposal can do so via its application number: A005515830