As Brisbane's southern suburb of Bulimba continues to rapidly evolving in lifestyle, so too will its developments and properties.
No better example of this comes to mind than a new development proposed for 8-12 Stuart Street, Bulimba.
Stuart Street will be located in Bulimba's James Street; a historically rich area gearing up to be rejuvenated to provide buzzing commercial and retail offerings in line with the suburb’s flourishing cultural identity.
Once complete, the project will offer a high end combination of residential offerings, retail outlets, cafés, restaurants, scenic views of nearby parkland and accessibility to the heart of the Oxford Street hub.
The architects responsible for Stuart Street's design, Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects, created a unique sense of place with its harmonious mix of offerings, while preserving and rejuvenating a pre-1946 house.
The residential offering
Stuart Street includes nine boutique residences featuring city views, lift access, fireplaces, exclusivity, generous courtyards, balconies and communal and private rooftop terrace options. Named 'Concorde Apartments', the residential offering was designed to be perfectly positioned to make the most of everything that the area has to offer.
“What you’re getting with this development is a really generous high-end apartment designed as a house replacement with ample storage areas, large kitchens, big dramatic entries and lots of cross- ventilation, with the apartments all open on two or three sides and the rooms being free flowing from the internal to external areas," Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects designer Elizabeth Anderson said.
There will be nine resident bicycle spaces (one per apartment) associated with the car parking spaces for the relevant apartment, plus two visitor bicycle spaces at street level.
The retail offering
According to the architects, the commercial component of the development comprises two levels of tenancy space on the northern part of the site that have been designed to actively engage with the streetscape. Large, covered ‘verandah’ spaces on both levels provide ample opportunity for the outdoor lifestyle synonymous with our subtropical climate to flourish.
"The two storeys are protected by an articulated and layered awning that wraps around the upper floor balcony and the ground level mall to create a grand double height space over part of the mall, whilst also filtering sunlight at the edge through a bespoke screen and providing protection from the elements," Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects stated.
"The tenancy spaces are designed to have large curved curtain wall facades facing the street, with both the ground and first floor spaces offering generous ceiling heights, to capture as much natural light as possible and to maximise views from within.
"Possible uses for the tenancies are varied and include shops, offices, food and drink outlets, restaurants and health care services, and the building and services including car parking and delivery bays have been designed to accommodate these possibilities.
"High quality finishes include elegant large format floor tiles, gloss and matte tiled walls, refined glass and metal balustrades, stainless steel handrails, custom designed screens and a rich timber battened soffit.
"These have been selected to complement the architectural details which include the angled columns and louvered screens that embrace the double height mall space, an elegantly tapered slab edge to the upper floor balcony, a striking water feature and generous built in garden beds."
On the ground floor, there is 382.07 square metres of retail space, plus 201.8 square metres of alfresco with exposure to Stuart Street and pleasant outlook to Memorial Park.
The Mezzanine level consists of 374 square metres of retail as well as 151 square metres of office space.
The Stuart Street development will include 45 car parks comprising of 15 residential carparks including one visitor space and 30 commercial carparks.
"The result is an urban gesture that looks to the future while remembering the past, offering exceptional possibilities for both residential and commercial activities," the architects said.
Immediately surrounding Stuart Street is Bulimba Memorial Park and the prominent retail precinct of Oxford Street. Bulimba Memorial Park comprises approximately 4.6 hectares of land in the heart of the suburb of Bulimba, bounded by Godwin Street to the west, Oxford Street on the north, Stuart Street to the east and sections of Barramul Street to the south.
Oxford Street, which is located directly adjacent to the subject property is a 1.2km stretch of restaurants, boutique retail stores, café’s and luxury apartments. Properties located within a short distance of Oxford Street are extremely sought after due to the vibrant atmosphere and excellent amenities that are located along the street.
Located just 650 metres from Stuart Street, is ‘The Jetty’ of Bulimba, which is a scenic boardwalk that overlooks the Brisbane River. The pathway is a popular location for people all over Brisbane due to the outstanding scenery the walk provides.
Stuart street will have no issue with accessibility. There are ferry terminals, train stations, a series of bus stops and major roads that are all a short distance away.
Despite humble beginnings as a farming district in the 1820s, Bulimba has evolved into one of Brisbane's blue-chip suburbs and most sought-after locations.
Stuart Street is set to join the ranks of developments in an exclusive enclave that offers residents both traditional Queenslander homes, modern apartments and prestige architect-designed, million-dollar waterfront properties.