Charter Hall has lodged a development application to build a $480 million office building at 60 Queen Street, Brisbane.
The property group aims to transform the George Street end of the Queen Street Mall and set a benchmark for sub-tropical design.
The proposed development will comprise of 24,495 square metres net lettable area of office space across 33 levels, 2162 square metres of retail space, end of trip facilities and basement car parking for 95 cars.
Designed by Brisbane Architects BlightRayner, the building aims to enhance occupant experience through river views and daylight, with sky parks to offer entertainment and outdoor collaboration spaces for staff in all weather conditions. Winter rooms and balconies will be incorporated into the design 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.
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60 Queen Street is also targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating and 5.5-star NABERS energy rating. As part of this goal, the design has been shaped to allow sun hoods which direct both internal and external views and provide protection to the north-west solar impacts.
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.