Belise

CLIENT: group KILDEY
BUDGET: approx. $58,000,000 AUD
DESIGN / DOCUMENTATION: On-going
PROJECT TYPE: Multi- Residential
LOCATION: Cnr St Pauls Terrace & Brookes Street

Situated at the intersection of Brookes Street and St Pauls Terrace, Bowen Hills, and neighbouring one of Brisbane’s main recreational facilities the RNA show grounds, and in an area of Brisbane recently ear marked for urban renewal, the Belise project site was previously the location of a Shell service station.

Through the initial stages of this project, Architects Australia was responsible for liaising with and coordinating specialist consultants through the process of removing the site from the Environmental Protection Agency’s contaminated lands register.

As part of the ongoing design development process involving a number of approvals,
Architects Australia has negotiated extensively with the Brisbane City Council, to maximize the development potential for the site. From an initial approval for a 6 storey, 30 apartment building, with pool, gym, and parking for 95, to a current approval for a mixed use development, incorporating 1 retail tenancies, a restaurant and cafe with an outdoor decks to both, 4 function rooms, a recreational club with pool, spa, sauna, sun deck, recreation room and gym, which services 199 apartments.

Although the development approval processes have been lengthy, involving discussions with a number of regulatory authorities including the Brisbane City Council and the Urban Land Development Authority, over a period of five years, the potential of the development and accordingly the value of our client’s property has increased significantly outweighing the invested time, fees and costs.