Queensland Prime Investments Lodge Development Application for Four Residential Buildings in New Farm


Queensland Prime Investments have set their sights on an empty lot located at 80-86 Oxlade Drive, New Farm for four proposed residential buildings.

Queensland Prime Investment Trust was formed by three of veteran Queensland developer Kevin Seymour's grandchildren last year. Seymour senior will "guide" their venture.

The proposed Oxlade Drive project is situated on a 2,388 square metre site, and will be segmented into four smaller parts that include a total of 39 residential units.

Two five-storey multiple dwelling buildings will front Oxlade Drive, and two six-storey multiple dwelling buildings will sit at the rear of the site.

The Oxlade Drive-fronting structures will reach a height of approximately 18 metres to the underside of the roof, while the six-storey structures, facing Merthyr Park at the rear, will be 20 metres high.

The development will include two basement levels, communal recreation areas at ground level and landscaping both on the roof and along the side boundaries.


“Each residential unit includes a private terrace or balcony, which is accessed from the main living area.

“All units have access to the ground level water court and rooftop communal recreation area, which includes a deck, lounge areas, pool and terrace."The development accommodates 121 residential car spaces and six visitor car spaces in three basement levels. All resident car parking is provided in enclosed garages with double, triple and tandem combinations.

The proposal also includes a comprehensive landscaping plan in order to incorporate landscaping and greenery throughout the development to create a living environment integrated with nature around it.

There will be landscaping at all levels of living in low profile planters on the building façade, planters and vegetation in the foyer and street frontage, as well as plunge pools, courtyards, lounges, planters and medium sized trees for private terraces.


The proposed development was designed by Bureau Proberts.

"Its plan strategy of four separated floor plates in two conjoined buildings allows maximum light, landscape and ventilation around the perimeter of all apartments, replicating the qualities of the subtropical home," the architects said.

"The spatial planning of apartments themselves draw on the qualities of a ‘Queenslander’ with generous spaces and volumes having access to light and ventilation and strong and simple connections to external living spaces.

"Its external fabric, whilst contemporary in nature, is similarly articulated and screened to provide privacy between apartments and adjacent dwellings.


"This approach, together with the use of high quality and durable materials creates a visually rich external texture that is responsive to its environment and strongly connected to its purpose and context."Natural high quality stone & anodised metal cladding was chosen as the materials for the Oxlade Drive development, helping to cultivate a strong identity & integration with local character.

The architects incorporated facade blades & screening elements as a "modern interpretation of vernacular precursors, creating articulation, layering & texture to the building envelopes".

Bureau Proberts said their landscape and water-use strategy would connect the project to its local place, drawing in park and Brisbane river throughout the design while ensuring a high quality aesthetic in the long term.

As the chosen suburb for the project, New Farm is a leafy area bordered by Merthyr Park and the Brisbane river. The area consists predominately of a residential built fabric of varying types and is well connected to nearby amenities such as, the Brisbane Power House, New Farm Park and an abundance of dining precincts.

The site is within walking distance of major public transport nodes and is positioned to take advantage of river and city aspects. For many, New Farm is a go-to suburb for living as it compliments those who have business in the city.

The development application for the Oxlade Drive project was submitted to Brisbane City Council this month and will now wait for formal approval.

Images courtesy Bureau Proberts and Brisbane City Council.

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