Shin­ing a light on the resur­gence of Mil­ton

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FKP’s $210 mil­lion The Mil­ton Res­i­dences is set to re­vive Bris­bane’s In­ner West with its vi­brant ground floor re­tail prom­e­nade, along with the iconic Eiffel Tower on Park Road, which is shin­ing a light on the renowned din­ing strip.

With FKP as one of the spon­sors, the struc­ture came alive at an of­fi­cial ‘Switch­ing on the Lights’ cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate Bastille Day on 14 July, 2013.

Lo­cal ‘lu­mi­nary’ Heath Wil­liamson from Fire­fly light­ing, who was en­gaged to as­sist with the ren­o­va­tions of the iconic struc­ture, is also part of the creative duo ap­pointed to re­vive the iconic gasometer frame at FKP’s $1.1 bil­lion Gas­works precinct at Newstead.

Ac­cord­ing to FKP Ex­ec­u­tive Gen­eral Man­ager of De­vel­op­ments QLD Gary Kordic, the re­cent ren­o­va­tions to the Park Road din­ing prom­e­nade will sig­nif­i­cantly en­hance the streetscape and breathe new life into Park Road.

“Park Road is un­de­ni­ably one of Bris­bane’s most recog­nised din­ing des­ti­na­tions and while the area is def­i­nitely in need of a face lift, it is en­joy­ing a resur­gence,” he said.

“The new light in­stal­la­tion will in­cor­po­rate an hourly light show, with plenty of colour­ful vari­a­tions, rem­i­nis­cent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris which will con­trib­ute to the re­ju­ve­na­tion and resur­gence of the pop­u­lar din­ing precinct and wider Mil­ton area.

“This area is set for un­prece­dented growth in the com­ing years, and we’re al­ready be­gin­ning to see the start of that trans­for­ma­tion with more qual­ity din­ing and shop­ping op­tions mov­ing into Mil­ton, and we plan to add a host of qual­ity op­tions to the mix.”

Spe­cialty beer bar, The Scratch, is lo­cated op­po­site The Mil­ton Res­i­dences and serves care­fully se­lected draught and bot­tled beers sourced from craft brew­eries around the world and has been named among the top 10 beer bars in Bris­bane.

Mr Kordic says FKP plans to build upon the precinct’s rep­u­ta­tion by tar­get­ing a di­verse mix of bou­tique op­er­a­tors for the 1,200sqm of re­tail space lo­cated on the ground floor of The Mil­ton Res­i­dences de­vel­op­ment.

“The Mil­ton Res­i­dences, which is lo­cated just off Park Road on Rail­way Ter­race, is set to re­vive Bris­bane’s In­ner West with its vi­brant ground floor re­tail prom­e­nade,” he said.

“It will ac­com­mo­date five re­tail ten­an­cies, adding to an ex­ist­ing 160 cafes, bars and restau­rants, 75 fash­ion bou­tiques and 60 spe­cial­ity stores, all within a one kilo­me­tre ra­dius of the de­vel­op­ment.

“Our vi­sion is to com­ple­ment the mix al­ready on of­fer with new and ex­cit­ing din­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing cafes, restau­rants, fresh food and qual­ity fast food, aimed at cap­tur­ing the af­ter-work and res­i­den­tial mar­kets.

“With the ex­ten­sion of the re­tail prom­e­nade into Rail­way Ter­race, Mil­ton is set to be­come an iconic des­ti­na­tion for en­ter­tain­ment and re­tail.”

The Mil­ton Res­i­dences has se­cured more than $123 mil­lion in con­tracts for 217 apart­ments - mean­ing that the de­vel­op­ment is now more than 70 per cent sold.

The de­vel­op­ment will ul­ti­mately fea­ture 298 one, two and three-bed­room apart­ments and Sky Homes and is ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2015.

Along with adding new re­tail, The Mil­ton Res­i­dences – start­ing from just $410,000 - will in­clude a multi-mil­lion dol­lar up­grade to the Mil­ton Rail­way Sta­tion en­try. A limited num­ber of 3 bed­room apart­ments from $685,000 have also just been re­leased to the mar­ket.

For en­quiries about the apart­ments, visit The Mil­ton Res­i­dences Sales Cen­tre at 50 Rail­way Ter­race, open be­tween 10am and 4pm daily, visit www. themil­ton.com.au or call 1800 247 119.

The Mil­ton Res­i­dences ground floor re­tail precinct

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