ICONIC TOUCH

SOUTH BRIS­BANE’S $125 MIL­LION DUAL TOWER PROJECT WILL CEN­TRE C AROUND THE CITY’S FA­MOUS SKY NEE­DLE PIL­LAR.

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Con­struc­tion on the first stage of South Bris­bane’s dual tower, $125 mil­lion SkyNee­dle project has kicked off, cen­tred around the city’s iconic SkyNee­dle.

SkyNee­dle, an 88 me­tre pil­lar, was a key fea­ture of Bris­bane’s World Expo in 1988, and re­mains a prom­i­nent marker on the city sky­line.

Last Thurs­day, Pradella di­rec­tor Kim Pradella joined Bris­bane Lord Mayor Gra­ham Quirk to of­fi­cially launch the start of con­struc­tion on the first tower. The tower com­prises 110 of the to­tal 237 apart­ments in the project, which will in­cor­po­rate a re­fur­bished SkyNee­dle as part of its de­sign.

Pradella has ap­pointed RCC Builders to build SkyNee­dle Apart­ments. The two-stage project will be com­plete with a cafe at the base of the sec­ond tower and a trop­i­cal gar­den oasis with a pool and bar­be­cue ter­race for the ex­clu­sive use of res­i­dents.

More than 70 per cent of apart­ments in the first stage have al­ready sold for a to­tal of $38 mil­lion, with re­main­ing one-bed­room apart­ments priced from $428,000 and twobed­room abodes avail­able from $544,000.

“Bris­bane is evolv­ing into a new world city and it’s im­por­tant that as we usher in this next chap­ter of growth, we recog­nise the foun­da­tions this fan­tas­tic city was built on by pre­serv­ing mon­u­ments of the past, like the SkyNee­dle and the old gas and light sta­tion.,” Mr Pradella said.

“SkyNee­dle has al­ready at­tracted strong in­ter­est from both owner oc­cu­piers and in­vestors, not only from Bris­bane, but also na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, who are ready to be a part of what will un­doubt­edly be one of Aus­tralia’s most unique and iden­ti­fi­able ad­dresses.”.

Lord Mayor Gra­ham Quirk said the SkyNee­dle had been a much-loved icon of Bris­bane for nearly 30 years and it was ex­cit­ing to see it re­turn­ing to its true home in South Bris­bane to be re­stored to its for­mer glory as part of a high-qual­ity res­i­den­tial project.

De­vel­oper Pradella has started con­struc­tion on the first stage of a $125 mil­lion dual tower com­mu­nity cen­tred around the city's iconic SkyNee­dle.

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