TRAN­SIT TREND GROW­ING

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Park Cen­tral One has just launched to the mar­ket, as the first res­i­den­tial tower in the $1 bil­lion mas­ter­planned Park Cen­tral de­vel­op­ment in Wool­loongabba.

The tran­sit-ori­ented de­vel­op­ment is part of a fast-grow­ing trend in cre­at­ing vi­brant, live­able and sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties through the cre­ation of com­pact, walk­a­ble, pedes­tri­anori­ented, mixed-use com­mu­ni­ties cen­tred around train sys­tems. The 18-level One tower will en­com­pass 168 one and two-bed­room res­i­dences with a pri­vate rooftop gar­den ter­race with pool, deck and gym, and ground floor re­tail.

De­vel­oped by Sin­ga­pore-based Wee Hur Hold­ings Ltd, the res­i­den­tial tower was de­signed by Woods Bagot, and Tomkins have re­cently been ap­pointed as the builders, with con­struc­tion ex­pected to start later this year.

Col­liers In­ter­na­tional res­i­den­tial project man­ager Rachel Hus­ton, who is mar­ket­ing the project, said it was de­signed for res­i­dents who wanted a con­ve­nient and ac­tive life­style, be­ing only seven min­utes from the CBD.

“Be­ing part of a tran­sit-ori­ented de­vel­op­ment, Park Cen­tral One will be a hub of ac­tiv­ity, of­fer­ing res­i­dents di­rect con­nec­tion to Bu­randa busway and rail sta­tions, as well as ded­i­cated bike­ways link­ing to the South East Free­way and the Nor­man Creek Bike­way and Green­way,” Ms Hus­ton said.

Bris­bane City Coun­cil has re­cently handed down its busi­ness case for a $944 mil­lion high fre­quency Bris­bane Metro ser­vice, which Park Cen­tral will di­rectly be able to ac­cess.

The Metro, which will pass through the Bu­randa busway sta­tion, will re­duce travel time and im­prove ser­vices into the CBD.

Park Cen­tral One apart­ments have de­signer kitchens, re­con­sti­tuted stone island bench­tops and stain­less-steel Bosch ap­pli­ances, with onebed­room apart­ments av­er­ag­ing 60sq m sell­ing from $350,000 to $425,000, and twobed­room apart­ments av­er­ag­ing 90sq m with prices from $485,000 to $690,000.

“Full-height glaz­ing and spa­cious bal­conies max­imise both space and views, with Bris­bane CBD views seen from one side of the build­ing and ex­ten­sive green views of Hanlon Park and Thomp­son Es­tate Re­serve on the other side,” Ms Hus­ton said.

The fu­ture stages at Park Cen­tral will in­clude more res­i­den­tial apart­ments and stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion, all po­si­tioned around a 4300sq m ‘sky park’ and 16,000sq m re­tail precinct an­chored by a su­per­mar­ket, spe­cialty stores and din­ing.

The sky park is ex­pected to be a pri­vate recre­ation space with a club lounge, out­door din­ing and en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas, 350sq m lap and la­goon pool with in­fin­ity edge and wa­ter­fall, a jog­ging track, out­door gym equip­ment, ta­ble ten­nis, bocce, yoga lawn, grassed kick­about area, out­door cin­ema and fenced off-leash dog park.

The first res­i­den­tial tower in Park Cen­tral, Wool­loongabba, is to be re­leased this month. The tran­si­to­ri­ented de­vel­op­ment of­fers di­rect con­nec­tion to bus and train ser­vices, and is only seven min­utes from Bris­bane’s CBD.

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