Developers Eye Beesley Street in West End for High-End Townhome Project

One of the last remaining infill development sites at Beesley Street in West End could soon be transformed into a luxury townhouse complex. 

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This comes after a developer has lodged plans for a seven-storey apartment building containing 42 upscale units at 28 Beesley Street.

The proposed development by Tocu Properties aims to meet the growing demand for high-quality residential accommodation in the trendy West End neighbourhood. 

Beesley Street
Photo credit: Woods Bagot

Designed by acclaimed architects Woods Bagot, the proposed townhouse complex offers a mix of two and three-bedroom layouts, with some apartments including a separate study for added flexibility.

“This project represents an exciting opportunity to enhance the residential offerings in the vibrant West End community, combining luxury living with the convenience of urban life,” the developers stated in the planning documents.

Future residents could enjoy an amenity-rich lifestyle with the entire 656 square metre rooftop devoted to communal open space. Proposed features include an infinity edge pool, hot and cold pools, barbeque areas, open lawns, and unobstructed views of the Brisbane CBD, South Bank, and Brisbane River.

Photo credit: Woods Bagot

To accommodate the influx of residents and visitors, the complex will provide 59 parking spaces, 3 of which are designated for guests.

The 1,648 square metre lot at 28 Beesley Street is positioned as one of the last prime infill sites in West End’s increasingly built-up urban landscape. 

“Along Filmer Street, the building’s architecture is highly varied and articulated. These details have been discussed previously and include the curved balconies, large expanses of floor to ceiling glazing, a terracotta-look spandrel which frames each level and feathered batten screening between adjoining units,” planners stated.

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If approved, the development would further elevate West End’s reputation as one of Brisbane’s most sought-after inner-city locales.

Published 13-April-2024

Proposed 5-Storey Residential Building on Amersham Street, West End Faces Opposition from Neighbours

A five-storey residential building could rise at 8 &10 Amersham Street in West End should a development application by Amersham Street Pty Ltd be approved. But this DA is facing some strong opposition from people in the neighbourhood.

The proposal calls for 23 residential apartments consisting of eight 2-bedroom units and 15 3-bedroom units. Two basement levels will provide 39 car parking spaces, 35 of which will be for residents and four spaces for visitors.

Designed by Arkhefield Architecture, the development would provide residents with their own private open space in the form of balconies and private terraces. A rooftop terrace will also be built for recreational use and will give residents beautiful city views.

Amersham West End Development Application
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Local Opposition

Locals living within the vicinity are voicing their concerns and opposition to the proposed development. Their foremost concern is the height of the building. They say that the 6-storey height does not conform to the low-medium density residential zone. Submissions state that the area is limited to building height of three storeys.

In response to this particular issue, the developer said that the site is not subject to the 3-storey height limit as it is within the boundaries of the South Brisbane riverside neighbourhood plan which allows buildings of up to 5 storeys.

The developer also insists that the building is only 5 storeys from the ground plus basement levels. Due to the sloping land, however, part of the basement at one side protrudes by more than one metre above the ground.

Submissions also noted the lack of setback which should be at least 6 metres. Some locals are also concerned that the development would negatively minimise natural light and breezes at surrounding homes and businesses. Neighbours also raised the issue of the negative on their privacy.

Some residents raised the issue of the negative impact of the proposed building to the character of the neighbourhood. They also noted the impact of the development on the heritage and character houses in the area.

Other issues raised include the lack of green space in the proposal. Neighbours are also concerned that the addition of 23 apartment units will further worsen the traffic flow in the area.

Find out more about Development Application (A004967838).