Developer Cedar Woods has plans to introduce a new residential development five kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.
The proposed project will be located at 22 Morris Street and 60 Bridge Street, Wooloowin and will include 279 residential dwellings on the site across a series of apartment buildings ranging from six and eight storeys high.
The land was acquired from the Sisters of Mercy in 2015 by Cedar Woods who recognised Wooloowin as a suburb with increasing density and potential for residential progress.
Their plans involve providing terraced home housing for those with the need for diverse living options within close proximity to the CBD and major urban centres.
Cedar Woods intends to honour the current heritage listed Laundry and Convent buildings, which were built around 1889 by the Sisters of Mercy.
The buildings will be repurposed into new residential uses that include adding a two or three storey extension to the laundry building.
However Cedar Woods' application for the development project indicates the work they plan to introduce to the heritage buildings will be minimal so as to honour the existing architecture and retain the memory and stories from the early asylum and convent.
The proposed project will also include a 4,000m² park and the planting of gardens and mature trees to the boundary, in order to promote green shared spaces for future residents.
The developers believe their future project utilises a site which is a catalyst within Wooloowin and presents an opportunity to re-define the medium density housing typology while celebrating outdoor living and subtropical lifestyle fundamental to Brisbane.
Cedar Woods' vision for the site is to provide a high quality urban design response specific to place and climate that enriches the suburb and the significant heritage buildings nearby.
The project will be delivered over five stages, with an initial 24 terrace homes delivered as part of stage one, with the later stages of the development delivering the remainder of the 279 terrace homes and apartment buildings.