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WITH 150 apart­ments al­ready sold, Bris­bane’s lux­ury Belise de­vel­op­ment has en­tered the con­struc­tion phase, with com­ple­tion sched­uled for late 2015.

With all the hall­marks of a five-star ho­tel, Belise will boast panoramic city views, a ful­lye­quipped fit­ness cen­tre with out­door pool and sun­deck, a rooftop sun­set lounge, ground floor cafe and bar, and out­door din­ing area.

The Belise build­ing will also set a new stan­dard in en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, with its im­pres­sive 7.5-star en­ergy rat­ing.

Bris­bane Lord Mayor Gra­ham Quirk turned the first sod at a spe­cial cer­e­mony, which fol­lowed a busy sales pe­riod for the $120 mil­lion Bowen Hills de­vel­op­ment, a Group Kildey and Reed Prop­erty Group de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship. It sold 37 apart­ments be­tween July and Septem­ber this year.

Group Kildey man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Gra­ham Kildey said it was all sys­tems go at the Belise site, on the cor­ner of St Paul’s Tce and Brookes St, with ini­tial earth­works kick­ing off the pro­jected two-year build­ing pe­riod.

Belise is a 228-apart­ment, 21-storey res­i­den­tial tower at the heart of Bris­bane’s new­est ur­ban re­newal precinct, the RNA Show­ground re­de­vel­op­ment, which bor­ders the Bris­bane CBD.

“All the plan­ning, prepa­ra­tion and sheer hard work be­hind the scenes has paid off, and we have en­tered the fi­nal phase of this lux­ury land­mark project,” Mr Kildey said.

“Prospec­tive buy­ers still have a wealth of choice, with some one-bed­room plus study apart­ments priced from $369,000 still avail­able, and some two-bed­room, twobath­room apart­ments priced from $474,000,” he said.

Michael Wilkins, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Acu­ity Prop­erty So­lu­tions, mar­ket­ing agents for Belise, said de­mand was high for the re­main­ing apart­ments with in­tense in­ter­est from both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional pur­chasers.

“In­ter­state in­vest­ment buy­ers are also at­tracted by the value that Belise rep­re­sents,” he said. “For ex­am­ple, a onebed­room apart­ment plus study at Belise starts from $369,000, while an equiv­a­lent apart­ment in Syd­ney would start from more than $500,000.”

Belise apart­ments fea­ture two-pack cab­i­netry, fully in­te­grated ap­pli­ances, stone bench­tops, lux­ury floor-to­ceil­ing tiles in bath­rooms, and de­signer tap­ware. All apart­ments will be pre-wired for con­nec­tion to state-of-theart in­ter­net fa­cil­i­ties via the Na­tional Broad­band Net­work.

ALL SYS­TEMS GO: Bris­bane Lord Mayor Gra­ham Quirk turns the sod at the con­struc­tion launch of Belise with de­vel­op­ers Ken Reed (cen­tre) from Reed Prop­erty Group and Gra­ham Kildey from Group Kildey.

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