Four new retailers have signed leases at Portside Wharf in the Northshore Hamilton development in Brisbane's inner-north.
Brookfield Residential Properties' General Manager Lee Butterworth said interest from retailers had never been stronger and would only continue to increase as the population density at Northshore Hamilton climbed.
More than 670sqm of new retail space has been added to Portside Wharf with the completion of two new residential buildings, Pinnacle and Link.
Mr Butterworth said the completion of over 190 residential apartments since February had resulted in the signing of four new leases totalling 343sqm.
“Our recent leases are a clear demonstration that retailers recognise there is sufficient residential density here to justify their presence, and with more to come, including 700 new apartments announced by the Queensland Government last week, their confidence in the area is increasing,” Mr Butterworth said.
The new leases include upmarket women's fashion and homewares store Costa Moda with a five year lease on a 106sqm space.
Portside Wharf is Costa Moda's fourth store after Sanctuary Cove and Marina Mirage on the Gold Coast, and Hastings Street, Noosa.
Bethong Thai has taken a five plus five year lease on a 121sqm space plus 18sqm of licensed outdoor area. It is the second Brisbane restaurant for the operators who also own the Siam Sunset restaurant in Sherwood.
Tree Cycle Coffee has taken 42sqm on a five plus five year lease, and health food and smoothie cafe Pineapple Express has taken a five plus five year lease on a 74sqm space.
The overall Northshore Hamilton urban renewal project - the largest of its kind in Brisbane and one of the largest in Australia - has a master plan involving thousands more apartments and an ultimate population of more than 15,000 people.