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RICH-LIS­TER Sam Chong said d he has “full con­fi­dence” in the $325 mil­lion mixed-use pro­ject he has backed – and it was easy to see why.

More than $60 mil­lion in sales was recorded within days at the newly launched Mary Lane pro­ject in Bris­bane’s CBD. D.

Mr Chong was in Bris­bane for an of­fi­cial launch event of the de­vel­op­ment, which will in­clude 184 apart­ments, fives­tar Westin ho­tel with 286 rooms, and high-end retail.

Col­liers In­ter­na­tional di­rec­tor res­i­den­tial An­drew Roubicek is mar­ket­ing the pro­ject, and said within days of the open­ing of Mary L Lane’s’ sales suite Fe­bru­ary 20 about 80 sales, worth more than $60 mil­lion, had been achieved.

“I would sug­gest this achieve­ment makes Mary Lane the best per­form­ing pro­ject in Bris­bane con­sid­er­ing the av­er­age price of all res­i­dences e ex­ceeds $900,000” $900,000,” he said said.

Mr Roubicek said Mary Lane had set an­other Bris­bane record, be­ing the quick­est time a pro­ject has gone to mar­ket and started con­struc­tion, with work due to start this month.

Mary Lane de­vel­op­ment man­ager Ian Pert, of GMP Man­age­ment, said the de­sign was in­flu­enced by Asia, where the ho­tel and res­i­dences life­style was more com­mon.

How­ever Mr Pert said it was vi­tal for the pro­ject’s street level to be “peo­ple dom­i­nated” rather than the “ve­hi­cle dom­i­nated” style of­ten seen with ho­tels.

“Our de­sign is all about the b bar and restau­rants that spill out onto Mary Street and Mary Lane. You have to cre­ate that con­nec­tion and make it per­me­able so peo­ple want to go in and use it,” he said.

Apart­ments and pent­houses are priced from $460,00 to more than $2 mil­lion.

FU­SION DE­SIGN: The Mary Lane pro­ject in the Bris­bane CBD will in­clude 184 apart­ments, five-star ho­tel with 286 rooms, and high-end retail.

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