Emporium creator to launch $590m Southpoint development


The Anthony John Group, creators of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Emporium, are about to launch their newest creation in Brisbane’s Southbank.

Southpoint will be the first stage of a $590 million mixed-use, transit-oriented development will launch to the public in August this year.

Bordered by Vulture, Grey and Tribune Streets, Southpoint will feature Brisbane’s second five-star Emporium Hotel as well as 221 one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments and approximately 42,000sqm of A-Grade commercial office and retail space.

The development will also include a major upgrade to the South Bank rail station, including new station facilities, ticket office and sheltered passenger waiting areas.

A retail concourse is also planned as part of the development.

Southpoint will comprise three buildings linked by a pedestrian plaza at ground level, which will feature convenience shopping, restaurants, wine bars, a day spa, cafes and access to the train station.

The 8,533sqm site incorporates the heritage-listed Collins Place, which will be restored as part of the project and incorporated into Southpoint’s dining and retail amenity.

The first stage of the development will comprise a 21-level building with the residential apartments and 146-room, five-star Emporium Hotel.

The building will comprise two levels of hotel lobby/conference facilities, four levels above-ground car parking and 15 levels of apartments and hotel suites.

The stage one residential release will comprise 60 one-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 50 to 59sqm, 65 two-bedroom apartments ranging from 80 to 91sqm and five 184sqm three-bedroom apartments.

One-bedroom apartments will range from $375,000 to $560,000; two bedrooms will range from $570,000 to $835,000; and three bedrooms will range from $1,590,000 to $1,690,000.

The second residential stage, Southpoint North, will feature an additional 91 apartments.

The 146-room, five-star Emporium Hotel Southpoint will feature a sky deck with infinity edge pool, day spa, gymnasium, boutique conference facilities, restaurant and bars. All Southpoint residents will have access to these facilities.

Anthony John Group Managing Director Tony John said release of the first Southpoint apartments was a significant milestone.

“We have worked hard to deliver a unique design that integrates our residential offerings in the same building as the Emporium Hotel,” he said.

“This means that while residents will still enjoy private entry and lifts, they can also take advantage of the hotel’s five-star facilities and services, including 24/7 room service, valet parking, concierge and access to restaurants and bars.”

Designed by architect Jackson Teece, Southpoint apartments will feature large living and dining areas with picturesque views enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling glass. Southpoint’s kitchens will include European stainless-steel appliances, integrated fridges, reconstituted stone benchtops and smart storage options.

Southpoint’s A-grade commercial office space is registered for Green Star status and includes floor plates of up to 1,600sqm to accommodate flexible tenancies.

Chief Executive Officer Shane Bulloch said that as the last piece of South Bank, Southpoint would reinforce the precinct as a premium place to live and work.

“Southpoint’s unique design seamlessly integrates office, retail, residential and hotel uses with the public transport hub creating a safe, vibrant and exciting place that confirms South Bank as Brisbane’s leading master-planned, mixed-use community,” he said.

Mr John said early sales interest had been strong and that he expected this would increase with the August opening of Southpoint’s sales office, which had been inspired by the 2012 London Olympics Basketball Arena.

“Our bold sales office represents our vision for Southpoint: stunning, vibrant, innovative and sustainable,” he said.

Southpoint will deliver a mixed community with approximately 5,000 workers, residents and visitors expected within the development on completion.

Early works on Southpoint are scheduled to commence in December 2013, with construction expected 
to commence in 2014.

Construction of the residential apartments is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2016, with the new Emporium Hotel to open around the same time.

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