Monarch Residences in Toowong: Completion of Earthworks on Coronation Drive

Earthworks at Monarch Residences, a 1.2-hectare project along Coronation Drive in Toowong that has been called Brisbane’s best-performing project in the latest Urbis report, are now finished, pushing the project one step closer to completion.

With $300 million locked in sales, the project will ultimately comprise 224 apartments and penthouse residences spread across two imposing towers. The development includes a suite of facilities including a riverside pool, gym, sauna, and an expansive rooftop terrace.

Monarch Residences
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Recent developments have seen the successful completion of earthworks at Monarch Residences, reaching the basement level. This paved the way for both towers, named River 1 and River 2, to rise from the ground in the first half of 2024. The simultaneous construction of these towers is expected to culminate in the entire project’s completion by the end of 2025.

Photo Credit: Monarch Residences
Photo Credit: Monarch Residences

Don O’Rorke, Chairman, and CEO of Consolidated Properties Group, attributes the project’s swift progress to strong buyer demand for larger riverfront apartments and the unwavering capability of Hutchinson Builders. Past the holiday season and the New Year, sales have surged, particularly for River 2, where fewer than 10 residences remain available for purchase.

Scott Hutchinson, Chairman of Hutchinson Builders, reports that the construction site continues to be very active. This number is expected to double during peak construction phases. 

Published 3-Jan-2023

Toowong’s Coronation Drive Welcomes the Start of Construction of Monarch Residences

Works have officially started for Monarch Residences, located at the coveted 600 Coronation Drive, which is considered as the last remaining parcel of prime riverfront land in Toowong.

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Monarch Residences is the brainchild of renowned Brisbane developer Consolidated Properties Group which joined forces with Hutchinson Builders, one of the nation’s leading construction companies, to bring this architectural masterpiece to life.

The new residential project showcases the brilliance of leading experts in their fields, with John Wardle Architects and Cottee Parker teaming up to craft a unique concept. The extraordinary design of the building seamlessly combines the timeless allure of the quintessential Queenslander with the vibrant energy of a sub-tropical cosmopolitan lifestyle.

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Prospective residents can expect an exceptional range of living options within the two 15-level towers aptly named River 1 and River 2. The development will feature 224 meticulously designed apartments, thoughtfully curated to cater to a diverse range of needs and desires. 

From cosy one-bedroom sanctuaries to opulent four-bedroom penthouses, each residence promises a haven of comfort and elegance.

The historic Middenbury House, nestled within the Monarch precinct, is undergoing a contemporary restoration. Once complete, this architectural gem will transform into a landmark riverfront restaurant and café, infusing the area with even more vibrancy and charm.

The new Toowong-to-West End Green Bridge, a Riverfront Park, a cycle path, and walkway access are all part of the Monarch precinct.

Read: Proposed Toowong Tower Gets Upsized and Reimagined for Build-To-Rent Development

The estimated completion date for Consolidated Property Group’s Monarch Residences project is in late 2026. With the clock ticking towards completion, the development is set to capture the imaginations of those seeking an extraordinary lifestyle experience.

Published 12-June-2023

Reviving History: Monarch Residences to Bring New Life to Middenbury House with 224 Luxurious Apartments

The heritage-listed 150-year-old Middenbury House is set for restoration under Consolidated Properties Group’s $450 million project called Monarch Residences, which will also deliver 224 apartments across two buildings, once completed.

Consolidated Properties Group, a prominent Australian property development company, acquired 600 Coronation Drive for $43.5 million from Sunland in March 2021, and the development application was approved in July of the same year.

The project is a joint venture with funding partner Qualitas and will comprise two 15-level towers, featuring 224 apartments ranging from 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units, including penthouses.

Reviving History: Monarch Residences to Bring New Life to Middenbury House with 224 Luxurious Apartments
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“Monarch Residences is a contemporary and luxury addition to a place of heritage. The history of this prominent riverfront land should be celebrated and thus termed; Monarch. True to everything that embodies a sense of place, this unique location combines heritage, prime absolute river frontage and gorgeous city and mountain views all within an expansive garden setting.” — Monarch Residences

Reviving History: Monarch Residences to Bring New Life to Middenbury House with 224 Luxurious Apartments
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Built in 1865 as a private residence, the heritage-listed Middenbury House will be carefully restored, conserved, and transformed into a riverfront restaurant and café. It will be situated on 1.2 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, which will also include the proposed landing area for the new green pedestrian bridge connecting Toowong to the West End.

With over 3,000m2 of open space, the project’s riverside area provides an excellent opportunity for the community to enjoy the stunning river views. The residences are also carefully designed to maximise the unbeatable river and city views, along with natural light and outdoor space.

Reviving History: Monarch Residences to Bring New Life to Middenbury House with 224 Luxurious Apartments
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The rooftop amenities of the Monarch Residences are exceptional, featuring a heated infinity pool, private dining area, relaxed lounge, sauna, ‘Winter Den,’ and several private BBQ seating areas. 

Construction of the Monarch Residences began in March and is expected to take approximately two and a half years, with Hutchinson Builders overseeing the project.

Published 18-April-2023