Brisbane's Ferny Grove train station will experience major transformation, with plans to revitalise the precinct into a transport, retail and residential hub.
Honeycombes Property Group will deliver the new Transit Oriented Development (TOD) of Ferny Grove's station, 10 kilometres northwest of Brisbane's CBD, in conjunction with the Queensland government.
The redevelopment, designed by Brisbane architects Bureau Proberts, will feature a major retail centre spanning more than 6000sq m, along with 64 residential apartments and more than 2,200 car parks.
Honeycombes lodged an application for the multimillion dollar project this month.
If approved, the project will have three buildings, ranging from 3-6 storeys.
Increasing rates of urbanisation and government’s growing focus on public transport decentralisation have created a rising trend in TODs, said to create vibrant, walkable communities around major transport nodes, and lucrative areas for retailers to catch consumers.
The existing train station is an integral aspect of the Ferny Grove area, Bureau Proberts managing director Liam Proberts said, offering the potential to provide a centre for the community.
“Through our design, we’re determined to deliver greater connectivity between this major transport hub and the wider community it serves."
In a nod to Ferny Grove’s heritage, the design of the new retail and commuter hub takes cues from the old tile factory that once operated nearby, incorporating the original roof tiles manufactured in the region.
The retail plaza will incorporate a new pedestrian link between the station and the street, along with the addition of a new internal road to the existing bus interchange.
Brisbane’s climate is considered in the design, through open facades to capture cool breezes and flood interiors with natural light.
“From the outset of the design process, our key objectives have always been to create a vibrant and sustainable contribution to the suburb’s long-term future,” director and project lead Terry McQuillan said.
Brisbane's inner north suburb of Albion train station is set for its own multimillion train station TOD.
The project has an estimated $750 million price tag.
Earlier this year, Brisbane-based property developer Geon Property was appointed to transform the 3.5-hectare Albion area into an integrated mixed-use precinct.