Altura: The New Apex of Urban Living in West Village, West End

West Village in West End welcomes its latest addition, the Altura tower, marking a significant step in the area’s ongoing transformation. 

Altura is a symbol of luxury urban living, blending innovative design with wellness-centric amenities. This development is particularly notable as it readies to welcome more than 350 new residents into its 146 luxury wellness units.

Built by Sekisui House Australia, Altura is a lifestyle choice. The tower is designed with a neuro-architectural approach, aiming to foster wellness through its design, textures, and colours. Residents can enjoy a range of exclusive amenities, including an infinity-edge pool, a magnesium spa, an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area with a sunken fire pit, a library, cinema rooms, and productivity pods for workspaces. 

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These features cater to a growing demand for living spaces that support health and well-being in urban environments.

“Altura embodies this principle by incorporating greenery vertically up the building, benefiting not only the residences and balcony environments, but also the surrounding buildings in the broader West Village community,” Nettletontribe Director David Cohen said.

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“The design of the balconies and the façade were key to delivering a quality space for each residence that achieved outlook and connection to the natural environment, including access to natural light and ventilation.”

The Historical Context: West Village’s Transformation

West Village, the site of Altura, holds a rich history, once housing the iconic Peters Ice Cream Factory. Established in 1928, this site was integral to Brisbane’s industrial and cultural heritage. The factory, known for inventing the popular chocolate-filled ice cream cone, is a cherished part of the city’s past.

In 2015, plans for West Village’s transformation were unveiled, signaling a shift from its industrial roots to a modern, mixed-use urban precinct. This change aimed to integrate residential, retail, and cultural spaces while respecting the site’s historical significance.

“West Village provides an unparalleled setting, combining heritage, environmental connectivity, creativity, and health and wellness aspects that encourage residents and visitors to thrive,” West Village Project Director Taku Hashimoto said.

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“It also boasts a 99 out of 100 Walk Score, enabling residents to easily access the precinct’s Harris Farm Markets, Goodlife Health Clubs, medical and beauty hubs, and the 25-plus retail and dining options.

“We are proud to deliver Altura as part of the West Village master plan and provide its soon-to-be residents with multi-sensory, luxury living and innovation, all within a vibrant community and a stone’s throw from the city.”

Future Developments: Continuing the Evolution of West Village

With the addition of Altura, West Village continues its urban revitalisation. But the development doesn’t stop here. Plans are in place for further additions, including the Allere Collection, which promises to be pet-friendly and feature unique amenities like rooftop pools and an off-leash rooftop dog space, dubbed the Paw Pavilion.

The opening of Altura marks a new chapter in the evolution of West Village, West End. From its beginnings as an iconic ice cream factory to its current status as a hub of modern urban living, West Village reflects the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of urban development.

Published 7-Dec-2023