Brisbane developer Majella Property Developments is progressing with its plans to transform Woolloongabba’s historic Broadway Hotel and surroundings into a world class residential, commercial, and food and dining destination with the lodging of its development application with the Brisbane City Council.
The Broadway Hotel will be brought back to life as the historical centerpiece of the AUD$260 million (USD$197 million) development on the 3,420-square-meter site, encompassing 44 Balaclava Street and 85 & 93 Logan Road, Woolloongabba.
The development application reveals the site will feature a multi-level apartment tower featuring a total of 262 apartments across one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations. The Broadway site will also include a three-level commercial and retail podium that will incorporate the heritage-listed hotel and 40 commercial sites.
A total of 379 car parking spaces will be provided along with 113 bike spaces across three basement levels of the tower.
The hotel, which was completed in 1890, was designed by prominent architectural firm John Hall & Son. It was extensively damaged by fire in 2010.
Majella Group founder Professor Frank Monsour said, “Broadway will redefine this important precinct in Woolloongabba with heritage values central to the design. We are thrilled to be able to bring the Broadway Hotel back to life and develop a vibrant commercial precinct with food and dining central to the experience.”
Majella Property Developments will use some of the development profits from the apartment tower to restore the hotel, which otherwise has been deemed to be economically unviable as a restoration project on its own due to the extensive damage suffered. The firm has based its plans for the precinct on a laneways concept with the Broadway’s Gothic appeal influencing the style along with elements from New York and Melbourne. Depending on approval timing, construction is expected to start late in 2017 and be completed in 2019.
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