Aria Lodges Plans for South Brisbane Apartments

Aria Property Group has returned to South Brisbane, submitting a development application for a 110-apartment project.

The developer, led by Tim Forrester, is now pressing ahead with plans for a 12-storey residential tower at its 1,400sq m site between 20 and 24 Edmondstone Street.

Aria’s latest South Brisbane development will be designed by Rothelowman.

The proposal comprises 66 two-bedroom and 44 three-bedroom units as well as 132 car parks across the three basement levels and parking for 110 bicycles.

Rothelowman said the building’s design had taken cues from the “humble Queenslander” with the entry and ground plane to act as a conservatory and garden room.

Aria will top the building a 1,900sq m roof top garden set to feature a range of residents amenities and be covered by a pergola structure.

The roof will also feature a 65KW solar system and associated battery storage, which will offset 50 per cent of common area power usage.

Across each level of the building, residential corridors will open at both ends in order to provide natural ventilation throughout the building.

Aria Lodges Plans
▲ The buildings unique facade and vertical trellis structure will also be dotted with vertical greenery and planter boxes. Image: Rothelowman

South Brisbane, which in recent year’s has been catching-up to suburbs north of the Brisbane River such as Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley, has seen a rapid a boost in the delivery of new ­residential apartment developments.

The suburb, which sits directly alongside the city’s CBD, across the Brisbane River, is known for its restaurants, heritage-listed Queensland cultural precinct, access to South Bank and convention centre as well as arterial transport links.

Aria has held a long-term focus on the inner-city suburb, delivering a wide range of high-end residential developments including its 138-apartment Austin project on the corner of Fish Lane and Grey Street and 180-apartment Melbourne Residences.

Among its other projects, Aria has approval for the world’s tallest man-made waterfall as part of its 216-apartment project at 77 Hope Street.

At 66 Hope Street, Aria has plans in front of council for a 128-apartment mixed-use tower.

The property group is also pressing ahead with plans for a Woods Bagot-designed 30-storey residential tower on Manning Street, which is due for completion late next year.

The Manning Street project features Australia’s largest green wall, which will act as an extension of Fish Lane, and will offer 261 apartments.

Aria Lodges Plans
▲ Landscaping will take priority both externally and internally on the ground floor plane. Image: Rothelowman

In the neighbouring suburb of South Bank, plans have also been lodged for a 30-storey tower set to feature 382 apartments and 1,000 trees.

That project, located at 88 Merivale Street, has been designed by Koichi Takada Architects and is currently being marketed as the “greenest residential building in the world”.

In West End, Aria has plans for a 145-apartment tower dubbed “Tree House”—again designed by Rothelowman.

The developer also has a development application for a 127-unit apartment project in Brisbane’s riverfront suburb of Kangaroo Point.

The Bates Smart-designed proposal for a 13-storey residential tower, set to be located along the narrow Kangaroo Point peninsula, will feature 127 apartments.

It will follow the successful delivery of Valencia Residences, another Rothelowman-designed apartment tower featuring 125 high-end units.

Further afield, Aria is pressing ahead with hotel development on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after receiving approval late last year.

The five-star development will be tailored to owner-occupiers with 66 residential apartments, as well as an international standard hotel comprising of 139 guest rooms.


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