Brisbane's changing skyline: Apartment towers reach new heights

16 Dec 2015 |

 Brisbane’s skyline is changing and it’s about to get a lot taller. 

Construction has started on the $1 billion, 90 storey, 274 metre Skytower, Brisbane’s tallest building at time of construction. The joint Billbergia and AMP Capital project, which includes an adjoining five-star hotel, incorporates more than 1100 apartments and a sky recreation deck on the 89th floor featuring Australia’s highest infinity-edge pool. Interstate investors were were strongly represented in the initial apartment release.

Also sitting 274 metres above sea level, 30 Albert Street will reach 91 storeys – one storey higher than other towers because it sits in a lower part of the CBD. The tower is divided into three rises – low rise, mid rise and high rise creating various vertical “neighbourhoods”. It is expected to accommodate 732 apartments, the majority to be one and two bedroom units suited to both owner-occupiers and investors. At ground level there will be retail spaces and landscaping in line with Brisbane City Council’s plans to activate Albert Street. The apartments are expected to be released to market in early 2016.

The towers will be the third-tallest apartment buildings in Australia, behind Q1 on the Gold Coast and Eureka Tower in Melbourne. 

GRC is proud to work with Billbergia on Skytower and World Class Land on 30 Albert Street.

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Images: (L) 30 Albert Street  (R) Skytower