A seven stage, multi use development has been earmarked for the South City Square in Woolloongabba, just two kilometres south of the CBD. The developers hope to bring new life and culture to the inner south Brisbane suburb, which is famous for being home of local icon and sporting complex, The Gabba.
The initial designs are anchored by a 4,191 square metre green communal area and also include 7000 square metres of retail and commercial space to encourage business to enter the precinct. A cinema, supermarket and gym are also in the works, which will add a family-friendly convenience element to the high rise residential hub. A brand new childcare centre is also in the works to assist working parents living or working in the area.
The buildings have been designed with a distinctly Queensland accent, including private balconies, rooftop gardens, barbeque settings and swimming pools to cool off in. Two of the residential towers will even be connected by a sky bridge, which will facilitate intermingling between neighbours to help create a community.
Retail tenants will occupy most of the ground floor space of each of the residential buildings, to encourage more foot traffic to the area and create renewed vibrancy in the area. Although the developers are still in the early stages, it looks like the space will have a similar feel to the South Bank precinct, which is already a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.
While some aspects of the design have already been approved to go ahead, the Brisbane City Council is still taking online submissions of support or rejection through their website.