A development application seeking to establish a mixed-use twin tower development at 57 Coronation Drive in Brisbane City has been lodged.

The site for the proposed development measures approximately 3,287sqm and is located at 57 Coronation Drive within the Quay Street Precinct bound by the railway line to the north, William Jolly Bridge to the east, Brisbane River to the south, and to the west by Merivale Rail Bridge.

Twin Towers on Coronation Drive
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The proposal will involve the demolition of the existing building located on Coronation Drive and the restoration of the heritage-listed Davidson’s Residence, located at 64-66 Quay Street, and its adaptive reuse as a reception for the serviced apartments within the development. 

The application seeks approval to establish two towers of 30 and 35 storeys high that  will offer short term accommodation and multiple dwelling. A mix of uses such as commercial office, short term accommodation, multiple dwelling, food and drink outlet and shop is also included under the proposal. 

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council – Rothelowman / pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au

“The proposed development represents a highly considered contextual response to the site and its characteristics as well as surrounding development, including challenging topography, interface with major rail infrastructure, frontage to an arterial road, a dilapidated local heritage building, and irregular shaped allotment,” the Urbis Town Planning report said.

Twin Towers on Coronation Drive
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council – Rothelowman / pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au

“The site benefits from an unrivalled location, within walking distance to South Brisbane and West End, the Caxton Street entertainment precinct including Suncorp Stadium and The Barracks, and the emerging opportunities of City West including future Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live. The collaboratively designed proposal capitalises on the opportunity to deliver a landmark design which will shape the western approach to the Brisbane CBD.”

Twin Towers on Coronation Drive
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council – Rothelowman / pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au

The development covers a total of 42,785sqm gross floor area with 922sqm dedicated to retail and 2,147sqm allocated for office floor space. Tower 1 will be 30 storeys high and will contain 168 serviced apartments: 63 one-bedroom and 42 two-bedroom suites.

Twin Towers on Coronation Drive
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council – Rothelowman / pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Tower 2 will be 32-storeys high and will contain 255 residential apartments: 56 one-bedroom, 140 two-bedroom, and three four-bedroom units.

Twin Towers on Coronation Drive
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council – Rothelowman / pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au

A total of 371 car parking spaces will be provided across four basement levels, ground, and mezzanine: 69-serviced apartments, 265-residential, 22-visitor, 3-retail, and 12-commercial.