A 298m-tall 89-storey tower called ‘Spirit’ is planned for the former Iluka site in central Surfers Paradise. Once complete, it will be the Gold Coast’s tallest residential building. 

According to architect DBI design, the tower will bring “a new level of luxury that is yet to be seen in Australia”. 

Spirit will include 2,700sqm of residents’ facilities over three floors, including rooftop facilities, with levels one to three being dedicated to retail. The rooftop level will offer residents exclusive access to panoramic views of 52km of Gold Coast coastline accompanied with pools, bars, a cocktail lounge, banquet room and an extravagant wine and champagne cellar. 

“Spirit by virtue of its scale will inevitably become a landmark for Surfers Paradise,” according to the architect.

“The building enthusiastically embraces its landmark role, expressing the vital importance of the cooling coastal breezes. 

“Developed from a rigorous urban design analysis, the building’s podium is a direct extrapolation from the context responding to the urban rectilinear condition to the north and gently flowing to the park on the south. 

“Spirit is sensitive and contextual while fulfilling its role as a signifier of the precinct.”