Brisbane’s historic Cleveland Point will soon welcome a residential development of 33 boutique apartments designed by architecture firm The Buchan Group.
The Buchan Group Director Gerry Holmes said the new development had been carefully designed to integrate with the building’s coastal fringe surroundings.
“The upper floor of the complex is terraced to soften the building’s impact from the street. This design strategy reduces the visual bulk of the building and also allows the project to sit comfortably in the surrounding landscape," he said.
“The orientation of the building gives each apartment more than one aspect to take advantage of cross-ventilation and also includes balconies on both the north and south façades of the building.
“This allows residents access to the views north towards Moreton Bay as well as uninterrupted southern views of GJ Walter Park and the adjoining Moreton Bay beyond.
“Once completed, the proposed development will positively contribute to the coastal foreshore amenity of Cleveland, while acknowledging its neighbours and providing an attractive living space for residents.”
The development will also be built in respect to the area's historic elements, which includes Queensland’s oldest and largest Banyan Fig tree and the heritage-listed Grand View Hotel, which is Queensland’s oldest licensed hotel.
Mr Holmes said the design of the project was made so as to not impact the tree's 12-metre trunk and extensive root system now or in the future, and will use a form and scale that complements the Grand View Hotel.
“The building has been significantly set back from the streetscape to provide a buffer between the tree and the apartments and to ensure a generous landscaped area adjacent to North Street’s pedestrian link.
“The design pays tribute to the surrounding urban, historical and coastal context of the area, whilst enhancing the visual amenity of the site for residents, visitors and the local community,” he said.