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Hudson Plots Bowen Hills Office Tower

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ASX-listed investment group Hudson has lodged plans for a mixed-use development in Brisbane’s fast-growing inner north.

Plans have been put forward for a 24-storey mixed use building at 41 Brookes Street in Bowen Hills, set to comprise 13 levels of A-grade office space and a 128-room hotel at the building’s peak.

The investment group has enlisted Cottee Parker to design the 21,500sq m project across a 2,000sq m amalgamated site at the northern edge of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

Hudson Investment Group, led by chief executive John W. Farey, picked up the site, which sits in close proximity to the Exhibition rail station and RNA Showgrounds, for $3.8 million in early 2019.

The proposed mixed-use development, set to replace two existing two-storey office and industrial buildings, lies within the 100-hectare Bowen Hills priority development area—an precinct undergoing rapid change, transitioning from low-set urban grain to predominantly medium-density towers.

The development will hold a dual frontage on both Brookes Street and Exhibition Street and will feature a four-storey green podium and green spine.

▲ The building will sit within walking distance of the King Street Precinct, Gasworks Precinct and neighbours Fortitude Valley’s eclectic café and restaurant scene. Image: Cottee Parker
▲ The building will sit within walking distance of the King Street Precinct, Gasworks Precinct and neighbours Fortitude Valley’s eclectic café and restaurant scene. Image: Cottee Parker


The building will feature a rooftop terrace, pool and wellness facilities oriented to the south in order to protect neighbouring amenity and promote views to the CBD.

Hudson is also implementing sustainable practices across the project, targeting a 4 Star Green Star Design Rating including 4.5-Star NABERS Office Energy rating.

To meet these goals the building will feature solar panels, waste and water management systems, as well as intelligent lighting systems throughout.

The building will offer 170 car parking spaces across one basement parking level and five additional levels within the building’s podium as well as 107 bicycle spaces and end-of-trip facilities.

The proposed mixed-use building will add to the continued regeneration of Brisbane’s burgeoning fringe CBD suburbs, sitting opposite three approved Lendlease towers and alongside the 18-storey Omega Apartments—which completed last year—and the 21-storey Belise Apartments along Brookes Street.

In July, Brisbane-based developer Gansons put forward plans for a four-tower medical precinct at a new business park at 18 Thompson Street.

In neighbouring Fortitude Valley, Empirica Developments has plans before council for a $55 million office tower at 95 Robertson Street, while Cornerstone is pushing ahead with a 28-storey commercial project at 251 Wickham Street.

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