Accord make Gallery Residences, South Brisbane apartments more conducive to local market

Cottee Parker’s design focus for the tower was for a “building that breathes.”

The Melbourne-based developer, Accord Property Group, are tweaking the make-up of apartments in their already approved South Brisbane apartment development, Gallery Residences.

Accord, founded by Buildcorp’s Ross Clarke and Scott McVilly, had Cottee Parker go back to the drawing board to their 2016 plans and change the apartment configurations, which was in reaction to the current market expectation for inner-city living.

The recently submitted change application to the Brisbane City Council for 2 Cordelia Street will see the apartments reduced slightly, from 379 to 364, but most importantly a major change in how many one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms will go in the 30-level tower.

Some 56 one-bedroom apartments have been taken off the proposed 209, and 54 more two-bedroom apartments added. Now over half of the building is taken up by two-bedroom apartments.

There will be no more penthouse level, which had planned to have two four-bedroom and two three-bedroom apartments.


There’s been little change to the built form. Image credit: Cottee Parker Architects 

Instead the extensive amenity has been moved up from level four to the 29th level. Now there will be amenity across the top level and the rooftop.

Level 29 will feature a gym with an ice bath, steam, sauna, and treatment rooms, an outdoor sports court, barbecue deck, community garden, lounge, village hall, private dining, cinema room and a co-working space.

Crowning the tower will be a 25 metre lap pool, reminiscent of a holiday resort, as well as a kidis pool and spa, day beds near a fire pit, and more communal seating booths and private terraces with barbecues which can be booked by residents.

Cottee Parker’s design focus for the tower was for a “building that breathes.”

“The design of the building draws on its local context, the colour palette of the materials, the undulating form and the landscape overlay are all responses to the character of the area,” Cottee Parker’s design statement read.

“A bronze glass responds to the Western sunset, this changes to a subtle copper glass that responds to the CBD character.


It was important to Cot​tee Parker to create a building that breathes. Image credit: Cottee Parker Architects 

“The podium façade design drawings on the Brisbane river reference with battens of varying length creating ripple movement along the façade, which illuminate at night.

“The high quality layered façade is a combination of transparent, semi transparent’ landscape and solid materials that have been specifically selected for their robustness and sustainability.”

Cottee Parker note that a variety of environmental and sustainable design initiatives are being targeted to best address the Brisbane climate and site constraints.

Accord spent $20 million on the 2,309 sqm site in 2015.

Locally, Accord are working on Brisb​ane Towers, which will home 525 apartments and 3,000 sqm of retail in the heart of Fortitude Valley.


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