TUD Awards Shortlist: High Density Residential


In the coming weeks The Urban Developer will be highlighting the shortlists for each category of our inaugural Awards.

The awards provide a platform to celebrate leadership and success in the industry, showcasing the people, programs, places and projects that are positively shaping our cities.

The award for high-density residential recognises excellence in developments that are single and multi-stage projects exceeding 100 units and 10-storeys in height.

Related: Shortlist Announced for The Urban Developer Awards 2018

Spire Residences


Developer Consolidated Properties new Spire Residences is a $200 million Brisbane apartment building.

John Wardle Architects designed the residential tower that rises 40-stories above Queen Street with Hutchinson Builders at the construction helm.

The residential and retail building offers 340 dwellings providing residents an infinity-edge rooftop pool and 1,000sq m of social areas.

Sale prices of the project averaged over $9,000 per square metre - approximately five per cent higher than other projects at the time.

The project team:

Developer: Consolidated Properties Group

Architect and Interiors: John Wardle Architects

Town Planning: Cardno

Landscape Design: RPS

Structural Engineering: ADG

Construction: Hutchinson Builders

Artwork: iAM and Artist Peter Hennessey

Banksia NewQuay


Banksia NewQuay is a boutique $140 million residential development comprising 108 residential apartments in Melbourne's Docklands.

The waterfront project, at 2 Glenti Place, continues the collaboration between developer MAB Corporation and architects McBride Charles Ryan (MCR).

Spanning a site area of approximately 8550sq m, the residential component also includes three “sky homes” and three penthouses.

Taking cues from the Australian native flower, the circular floor plan allows each apartment to have views of the water, city or park while the building’s facade is inspired by nautical design.

Project features include retail space, plunge pools and spas along with the addition of NewQuay Central Park which surrounds the foot of the building adding 4600 sq m of green space to the Docklands area.

Banksia has implemented a number of features to achieve a 5 Star Green Star – Multi-Unit Residential rating.

The project team:

Developer: MAB Corporation

Architect: McBride Charles Ryan

Builder: Hickory Group

Landscape Architect: Aspect

Connor Central Park

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Developers Frasers Property and Sekisui House Australia are joint venture partners on Conner, the fourth residential stage offering within the major $2 billion Central Park mixed-used precinct.

Designed by Smart Design Studio, the 8 Central Park Avenue Chippendale development comprises 178 apartments and scales 13 storeys.

The building’s product mix includes three-bedroom terraces and two-storey apartments. At ground level, the deep cantilevered overhangs define the public domain.

The building offers two ground floor retail lots spanning 117sq m along with communal residents’ lounge and a gym fronting Abercrombie Street.

Connor is positioned on the South of the Central Park precinct - bridging two urban districts – the low rise brick buildings of Chippendale and the larger scale buildings that connect Central Park to Sydney’s southern CBD.

The project team:

Developer: Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Australia

Architect and Interior design: Smart Design Studio



Reflections is a multi-residential development comprising 143 apartments in North Melbourne.

The development comprises 13-storeys providing residents a communal podium terrace and two levels of basement car parking.

More than half of the dwellings at 104-112 Haines Street are two and three bedroom apartments, with the intent to attract young professionals, small families and empty nesters.

Sitting on a development site area of 1880 sq m, the development fronts onto Gardiner Reserve while the rear rear of the site is open space with a northern outlook.

The project team:

Architect: Plus Architecture

Builder: ABD Group

FV Stage One

FV Furner

Ushering new life into Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, FV takes inspiration from some of the world’s most luxurious 5-star beach resorts.

Located at 179 Alfred Street, the Elenberg Fraser design was launched in 2014.

FV is currently being completed across two stages, with stage one comprising 651 apartments. The end product will offer a total of 970 dwellings across three towers.

All 651 apartments sold within 12 weeks totalling $300 million in sales.

An element of the project includes the “FV Private Club” – a $20 million luxury amenity spanning more than 2,500sq m of communal space designed exclusively for residents’ use.

The project team:

Developer: Gurner

Architect: Elenberg Fraser

Engineering: Paul Malady Webber Design

Planning: Cardno

Landscape Architect: Jack Merlo Landscape Design

Oxley & Stirling Residences

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Oxley + Stirling Residences is Aria Property Group’s flagship development offering 222 residential apartments in South Brisbane.

The development, spanning a 2,930sq m site area, sold out in two weeks with construction commencing three months after the sales launch.

Incorporating key architectural elements, the 9 Christie Street location offers the use of curved double glazed glass and cantilevered living rooms.

The building stands 15 storeys high, with 11 of the 15 floors providing Brisbane city and river views.

The project team:

Developer: Aria Property Group

Architect: Elenberg Fraser

Builder: Icon Co

Town Planner: Urbis

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