Four towers are to be built at the Buranda transit-oriented mixed-use development, according to a new application submitted by Wee Hur. The Buranda TOD would be completed with four new towers of varying heights. The design was done by Woods Bagot, and the application details future stages 2 through to 5.
A new residential tower of 287 apartments and a resident’s recreation deck on the podium level is proposed in Stage 2. This 28-level high building will be called ‘The Terraces’. Stage 3 tower, called ‘The Canopy’, would be 26 stories and include 564 rooms. It is located adjacent to Park Central Unilodge student accommodation towers in plot 1. Stage 4 is a commercial office tower known in the application as ‘The Pavilion’. This seven-storey skyscraper has 6,026 sq.m of GFA. The 5th stage of the TOD is planned to be a residential aged care building known as ‘Garden House’ and it will include 130 rooms. It would take up 7 stories in height.
The Stones Corner and Woolloongabba area is set to become a dynamic place where people can live, work or relax. The proposed development includes retail lanes such as Tributary Lane which will create vibrant communities along the streets of Logan Road and Annerley road. There are also plans for public spaces called urban commons that aim to provide employment opportunities, housing choice, and somewhere one could age in place within close proximity to each other. The project represents a significant investment into this Brisbane precinct with many positive features aimed towards increasing livability for everyone living there.
For the Buranda Train and Busway Station, a site that is wedged between two major transit hubs in Brisbane City Council, Architects Woods Bagot plan to encourage incorporating Stage 2 into Stage 1 by creating new cross-block linkages. This will contribute to direct pedestrian connectivity between precincts with this newly planned application instead of another apartment-oriented scheme known as Park Central that was originally proposed for the area.