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Mirvac Reveals Ann Street High-Rise Plans

Construction group Mirvac proposes to build a 32-storey, 75,339 sqm commercial tower at 80 Ann Street, reports brisbanedevelopment.com.

 

The development application shows plans for the building to connect Turbot and Ann Streets via new cross block linkages, and will occupy one entire city block. Currently on the is an 8-storey low rise housing the Primary Industries building, which would be demolished in the plans progress.

  

The site fronting Ann Street is the former location of the famous Brisbane Fruit Market which commenced in 1906, selling around 15,000 cases of fruit each week. The new development is expected to pay homage to the former site, with the proposal including freestanding market pods located within a heritage-inspired retail market section.

  • The main features within the proposal include:75,339 sqm of commercial office space
  • 1,098 sqm of retail space on Turbot Street level, Ann Street level and Level 1
  • 124 car spaces, including four motorcycle places
  •  4,856 sqm (88% of the site area) of outdoor area at ground level
  • Possible innovation hub for small start-up businesses, health and wellness centre, a public laneway known as “Market Lane” housing ten retail tenancies along a narrow section that will include food and beverage outlets
  • End of trip facility at Turbot Street level and Level 1, including 514 bike spaces, 58 showers, bike washing area and 1164 lockers
  •  Preservation of the masonry heritage building on Turbot Street, in agreement with the existing demolition approval for the site
  • Landscaped terraces, public plaza at level 1, retail spaces and co-working / multi-mode spaces
  • Considerable public space at ground level, including new pedestrian connections between Ann Street and Turbot Street
  •  Vehicle access and arrival area off Turbot Street
  • Commercial office tower which includes three-storey atriums and interconnecting floors

The site has been under contract since December 2016 and comes with conditions that if Mirvac cannot gain development approval or attain a building tenant, they can terminate. The Singaporean developer who is selling the site, Wee Hur told the Australian Financial Review that another condition of the contract is if Mirvac can achieve more than 55,000 sqm of office space, a bonus land payment will be awarded.

 

The site is rumoured to be on Suncorp’s shortlist for their new national headquarters.

  

This Mirvac development application has been submitted in place of one originally submitted by Wee Hur for a 918 room student accommodation tower over 38 storeys. 

 

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