Kenlynn Property Group, with the assistance of RPS Group, has submitted a development application to Brisbane City Council for a 15-story office building to be built at 949 Ann Street, in Fortitude Valley. The site was purchased for AU$6.28 million (US$5 million) in October 2012.
The proposed development was designed by architects The NRA Collaborative. According to the proposal, the design consists of a single 12-story tower element combined with a recessed three-story podium, for a total floor count of 15 stories.
The project will be primarily made up of 14 office spaces across a range of floor plates, from 9,600 square feet (890 square meters) to 11,500 square feet (1,070 square meters).
“The floor plates have been arranged to allow excellent orientation to both street frontages to contribute to the site’s significant corner status,” RPS stated in the proposal.
Two commercial and retail spaces are proposed at ground floor level, making up around 4,200 feet (390 square meters) of gross floor area. “These tenancies are oriented toward the street frontages and have been positioned in such a way as to facilitate pedestrian activation and promote pedestrian connectivity along both Ann Street and Chester Street,” the proposal stated.
The building also features 71 car parking spaces and 91 bicycle spaces within the three-level basement and ground level. An extensive rooftop level and sky gardens at several levels are also proposed for ancillary recreational purposes, which are supplemented by various planting opportunities, a roof garden, and amenity facilities.
As developer of the project, Kenlynn Property Group Development Manager Andrew Travers said he wanted a landmark commercial building that would deliver flexible, connected, and collaborative working environments designed to support the requirements of leading business organizations.
“The building design provides a commercial office use of the previous derelict service station/car yard site that is appropriate to its location on a major road, while also providing the opportunity to deliver a high quality design statement on a highly visible corner,” Travers said.
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