Charter Hall has officially lodged a development application to construct a $480 million office building at 60 Queen Street, Brisbane.
The proposed works will involve 24,495 square metres of office space over 33 levels, 2162 square metres of retail space, end of trip facilities and basement car parking for as many as 95 cars.
Charter Hall is aiming to transform the George Street end of the Queen Street Mall and set a benchmark for sub-tropical design.
The project, designed by Brisbane Architects BlightRayner, is focussed on enhancing tenant experience through daylight and river views, with sky parks to offer entertainment and outdoor collaboration areas for staff in all weather conditions. Balconies and winter rooms will also be incorporated into the build to allow access to fresh air and elevated garden spaces.
The design aims to achieve all 31 criteria of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Building’s that Breathe’ guidelines which support Council’s vision for new buildings to embrace Brisbane’s subtropical climate by opening up to cooling breezes, providing lush landscaping, shade and comfort.
Charter hall’s Regional Development Director QLD & WA Bradley Norris, said the group aims to create the next generation, high quality buildings that support tenant customers’ requirements for technology enabled, collaborative workplaces.
“60 Queen Street’s design will capture the two most important gateway streets to the retail heart of Brisbane as well as becoming a counterpoint to Queens Wharf,” Norris said.
“The highly prominent ground floor retail and a lower ground supermarket will create a welcoming entrance to the Queen Street Mall.”
60 Queen Street’s proximity to Queen St Mall, Queens Wharf and the new Brisbane Metro station is expected to be a drawcard for prospective tenants.
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