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Gates Open for $200m Slim-Fit Gold Coast Tower

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The Gold Coast City Council has granted a planning permit for a $200 million, six-star residential development on Wharf Road, developed by Golden Gate Property Group and designed by Rothelowman.

The proposed tower, which neighbours the $1 billion, three-tower, “Jewel” development, was unveiled earlier this year, and marketed as one of the most slender towers in the world, standing at 165-metres high and only 12-metres wide.

The slender width of the building was made possible by the use of parametric design, which allowed the 12-metre-wide tower to meet structural engineering requirements. Golden Gate Property Group director David Whiteman said the tower was exactly tailored to its environment, so much so that it couldn’t exist in any other place.

“This is an example of collaborative and creative innovation and the fusion of architecture and wind engineering to create a design that is uniquely crafted to its context,” he said.

Comprising 35 full-floor sky residences, spanning 346 to 414 square metres, the tower is crowned by a two-storey sub-penthouse and a three-storey penthouse with panoramic views.

The podium levels accommodate a residents-only wellness facility and spa along with a 450 square metre stand-alone beach house directly adjoining the sand.

Rothelowman associate principal Jonothan Cowle the project is a reimagining of the pencil-thin residential tower and has been crafted in response to the demands of wind conditions.

“If we had undertaken a conventional approach to designing this tower, we would never have achieved the height, passive environmental performance or material optimisation presented in the design,” Cowle said.

“From a parametric design perspective, our process involved capitalising on an articulation zone within the planning scheme that enabled us to move what would have been a traditional inboard structure to the building’s exterior.

“We were able to provide highly articulated ‘beach-houses in the sky’ with stunning views and wonderful cross ventilation while ensuring the developer received a viable design.”

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The development faced serious backlash from the Gold Coast community, with Surfers Paradise residents lobbying council to trash the project prior to the decision. Locals were unhappy with the tower’s height, saying it would cast shadows and greatly increase the area’s density.

Despite the protests, the building will ultimately move on to the next stage of development with council approval as wind in their sails.

Originally Published: theurbandeveloper.com

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Coast farm set to become 1190 new homes

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A section outlined in red shows a 149-hectare Palmview property which is proposed to be developed to accommodate up to 1190 homes.Contributed

A NEW stage of a major Coast development will turn farmland into more than 1100 new homes with space for a new state school and other community facilities.

The 149-hectare block adjoins the eastern edge of the Harmony development at Palmview.

It is owned by the McCafferty family and is being developed as a part of the Palmview Master Planned Area by national property developer Peet Limited.

The rest of the area includes Avid Property Group’s Harmony development, a section of land owned by the Crosby family and the Sunshine Coast Council-owned Lower Maroochy River Environmental Reserve.

Palmview was designated in last year’s South East Queensland Regional Plan as one of three major expansion areas on the Coast to accommodate population growth in the next 25 years.

An application lodged by development firm Peet for preliminary stages of the 149-hectare project has been deemed by the council as substantially consistent with its requirements.

It includes building up to 1190 homes to accommodate up to 2751 people.

Allowances for sports and recreational parks as well as 13.3 hectares for a state school have also been made.

However, there were some aspects including road networks, the mix of lots, car parking management and open space which the council said needed addressing.

Conditions have been added to the application to address those concerns ahead of it going before councillors for approval consideration at Thursday’s public meeting.

Originally Published: sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

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Gold Coast is getting a massive new rooftop restaurant and bar in time for the Commonwealth Games

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The Star Gold Coast will welcome a new rooftop restaurant and bar led by acclaimed Gold Coast restaurateur Simon Gloftis and entertainment expert Billy Cross ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games. Set to open in March, the yet to be named venue will sit atop The Darling, the property’s new luxury suite hotel.

Co-managed by Gloftis and Cross in partnership with The Star Gold Coast, the 110-seated restaurant will dramatically open out onto an infinity pool which will offer awesome views of the surrounding skyline and no doubt be a destination for high-profile guests during the games. The team behind it are promising a superior dining and beverage experience, making full use of the sun-soaked surrounds.

Though the restaurant will also feature a private dining area, the bar is considerably larger with enough space to entertain 300-500 guests. Local DJs will be coming on board to set the tone while the bar operates with an extensive beverage and cocktail list which can also be enjoyed from private booths and a VIP bar.

“Having already unveiled eight new food and beverage venues as part of the redevelopment, including award-winning Kiyomi, Cucina Vivo and Garden Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant and bar will further elevate our offering and cement our reputation as a leader on the dining scene”, offered The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg. “We cannot wait to reveal the name and further design and menu details of what will be a hero feature of The Star Gold Coast. We are committed to delivering a whole new dining experience for our property and for the city”.

More details on the new rooftop venue will be revealed later this year.

Originally Published: food.theaureview.com

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Find out what’s tipped to define the Gold Coast market in 2018

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THE GOLD Coast is known for its glitzy property appeal but a more solid foundation is tipped to define the market in 2018.

Property experts say infrastructure in the northern and central suburbs will contribute to an already booming market, buoyed by the buzz of the Commonwealth Games.

The Coomera Town Centre under construction. Pictures: Westfield. Source: Supplied

The Coomera Town Centre under construction. Pictures: Westfield. Source: Supplied

Artist impression of the Westfield Coomera Town Centre. Supplied by Westfield Source: Supplied

Artist impression of the Westfield Coomera Town Centre. Supplied by Westfield Source: Supplied

“I think the continued large amount of private enterprise infrastructure like the Westfield Coomera Town Centre, Sunland development at Mermaid Waters and The Star Gold Coast with its part-hotel, part-residential works will expand those areas,” newly appointed REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said.

CoreLogic’s latest data to October 2017 revealed the median house price on the Gold Coast jumped 7.7 per cent in 2017, almost twice as fast as the national average.

Mr Henderson predicted prices wouldcontinue to increase, thanks to a seller’s market in the central suburbs.

REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson. Picture: Jerad Williams Source: News Corp Australia

REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson. Picture: Jerad Williams Source: News Corp Australia

“Most of the housing development is in the northern corridor, leaving the vast majority of the Gold Coast with existing stock to purchase in the central areas,” he said.

He said a wave of beachfront apartment developments was expected to be snapped up by locals wanting a sea change, and by savvy investors.

The CoreLogic report showed a 12-month increase of 3.7 per cent for median unit sales on the Coast.

“In terms of looking ahead, interstate migration is quite strong, jobs are very strong, there’s a significant amount of spotlight on the Commonwealth Games and then the infrastructure is a massive drawcard to keep bringing people in.”

It comes as $40 million worth of property is set to go under the hammer in a single day next week, at Ray White Surfers Paradise auction bonanza The Event.

Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work at The Event in 2017. Picture Glenn Hampson Source: News Corp Australia

Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work at The Event in 2017. Picture Glenn Hampson Source: News Corp Australia

RWSP CEO Andrew Bell predicted an influx of southern buyers, heralding the current climate as “the return of the holiday-maker”.

“We have truly been swamped, and there is no better word than swamped, with buyer inquiry,” Mr Bell said.

“The record numbers of people holidaying here on the Gold Coast has seen record levels of buying interest, and sales have been happening left, right and centre. If you had to use one word to sum up inquiry post-Christmas, it is Sydney,” Mr Bell said.

Originally published: www.news.com.au

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