Coming Soon! New Harris Farm Markets at Aviary Toowong

Harris Farm Markets has secured a long-term lease on the $450-million Aviary Toowong project which is slated to commence construction in 2022.

The deal will allow the grocery chain a 2,750-sqm tenancy on the State Development Corporation and White & Partners Sydney project. It will be the grocery chain’s fourth store in Queensland. Its latest store to open is in the Gold Coast, whilst the first two stores are in Clayfield and West End.

Co-chief executive for Harris Farm Markets, Luke Harris, said that the tenancy will allow them to  serve more local produce and will generate an additional 80 jobs, on top of the current 300 already employed by the company.

Harris Farm Markets will be complemented by an array of retail, hospitality, cafes, specialty shops, and restaurants, as well as a modern cinema complex. Ross McKinnon, State Development Corporation’s managing director, added that having the grocery store as an anchor tenant serves as a peek into the development’s high-quality offering.

The Aviary Toowong is a mixed-use development on the corner of High Street and Sherwood Road. Soon to rise on the 9,000sqm site is a mix of offerings including 150 residential apartments, retail shops, a 20-storey office tower, as well entertainment, wellness, childcare facilities. 

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About Harris Farm Markets

David & Cathy Harris opened their first shop in Villawood, NSW back in 1971. Today, the family-owned Harris Farm Markets operates its chain of stores in 31 locations spread across New South Wales and Queensland. 

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The grocery store offers fresh produce, deli items, and frozen goods and is recognized as the first supermarket-style Australian retailer of fruits and vegetables. The store also offers what it calls “Imperfect Picks” – a concept that aims to reduce food waste by offering discounts on farm produce that do not meet visual standards.

New Aviary Residences High-End Tower Rising in Toowong

Aviary Residences, a $450-million development, with Sky Villas which feature balconies for barbeques, walk-in butlers’ pantries, and dedicated bar areas, in a tower complex with a mix of residential, retail, hospitality, office, and shared outdoor spaces will soon rise in Toowong.

The $450-million development, from State Development Corporation in partnership with White & Partners Sydney, will be a mix of residential, retail, hospitality, office, and shared outdoor spaces in a thriving lifestyle destination.

Appealing to owner-occupiers, which now makes up over 58 percent of the current inner-city apartment market in Brisbane, Aviary Residences has been designed for families and downsizers looking for “high quality, generous apartments with the very best wellbeing and lifestyle amenities,” according to State Development Corporation Managing Director Ross McKinnon. 

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Twelve exclusive Sky Villa apartments feature balconies for barbeques, walk-in butlers’ pantries, and dedicated bar areas equipped with wine fridges, luxury amenities comparable to those found in large, single-detached homes but with all the conveniences of vertical living.

“We’re also conscious that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing more people spending time at home and opting to entertain guests in their own space, so have featured entertainment areas, study nooks and spacious media rooms in the designs of some apartments,” McKinnon added.

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Aviary Residences will include shared facilities like a rooftop infinity edge pool with views of Brisbane CBD, garden lounges and dining alcoves, a residents’ lounge, media room, rooftop library and private dining room for residents to entertain guests in style or work from home with options to hold meetings in the lounge or library areas.

Nettleton Tribe, an award-winning Brisbane architecture firm, was commissioned for the tower’s design, which will also offer a curated mix of retailers, including a fresh food market, a gym and fitness studio, and a health/medical precinct. The location is accessible to public transport and has a high walkability factor.

Aviary Residences has opened its Display Suite at 45 High Street, Toowong. Floorplans range from 61 to 200 square metres.   

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