Ham Brothers’ plans to build two towers above a new cinema on Brisbane’s bayside are continuing despite initial delays and Covid.
The development application for 82-90 Berrima Street, Wynnum includes 66 apartments, a six-theatre cinema and cafe expected to be completed by 2021. It also has frontage on 73-75 Bride Street.
The Lato Baia application is already under construction by Hutchinson Builders.
Plans for the 2,835sq m site opposite Waterloo Bay Hotel were first submitted in 2017, with a number of amendments made over the years.
The latest amendment would add a pedestrian crossing near the site, amalgamate a couple of the units as well as ask council to consider reducing the road speed to 40km per hour.
The previously-approved plans include a mix of five one-bedroom, 52 two-bedroom, eight three-bedroom and one four-bedroom penthouse across the two buildings, as well as a two-level podium, cinema and rooftop terrace.
This development has sparked a lot of interest in the community, with 778 submissions made on the site including concerns over parking, land stability, noise and the creation of a second business precinct; as well as support for entertainment, tourist numbers, job opportunities and nightlife in the area.
The site is currently zoned for high-density residential and is surrounded by a number of developments including the Wynnum Plaza redevelopment by Shayher Group who are also behind the $1 billion mixed-use Brisbane Quarter development.