A new development application has been submitted for a 16-level commercial office tower in Brisbane.

Designed by the newly formed Blight Rayner, the [email protected] development sits at 11 Breakfast Creek Road in Newstead, a site which was previously planned for Tatts Group’s new national headquarters.

Developers Charter Hall and John Holland bought the site from Tatts Group for $16.5 million. Due to the existing approvals for an owner-occupier tenant, the new developers have proposed a number of amendments for their multi-tenanted development which will be the gateway building to the Newstead Riverpark precinct (also known as the ‘Gasworks’ precinct). 

For instance, the building facade has been refined to reinforce the podium and tower typology, and removes one storey (a reduction of 5240mm in height). The proposed tower form is defined as a “re-entrant” to address the Gasometer, and to improve internal planning and uses.

Due to the scale of the intersection, adjoining buildings are set back 30 to 100m from the proposed tower. The corner of the tower projects towards the intersection of Breakfast Creek Road and Skyring Terrace to address the street.

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Additionally, the gross floor area has been increased from 29,352sqm to 29,451sqm, and amendments to the building’s basement allows for additional car parking, with 13 additional spaces.

The building features two ground floor retail tenancies, while another two floors have been pre-committed to be home to John Holland’s Queensland headquarters.

Construction of the tower is anticipated to start in the first half of 2017 pending securing enough leasing pre-commitments.