BUDGET: approx. $20,000,000 AUD
DESIGN / DOCUMENTATION: 8mths (not inc. council approvals)
CONSTRUCTION: 2 yrs (staged)
PROJECT TYPE: Multi- Residential
LOCATION: 46 Albany Creek Road, Aspley

The “Aspen in the Sun” townhouse development, located in Aspley on Brisbane’s north side opposite the Hypermarket, was the first of its kind in this location. The brief for the project required a mix of two and three bedroom townhouses with an emphasis on recreational areas, in an endeavor to create a sense of urban resort style living for the development. Although the development was initially aimed at an older market demographic, it was never designed to be a care facility, unlike others subsequently developed in the area; the 1.5 km of walking track, 2 swimming pools and a full size tennis court targeted a more active community, who enjoyed the social aspect of a townhouse development but desired a balance of private indoor and outdoor space. The 3.5 hectare site with a 15 meter fall from back to front allowed for extensive terracing of the townhouses and provided each with aspect while maximizing the prevailing breezes. Several different floor plans were incorporated into the seventy townhouses including single and two storey types, as well as split level arrangements which provided a wide variety of choices for purchases.