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A Sin­ga­porean com­pany will build its first Bris­bane res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment just 3km from the CBD, with lo­cal build­ing firm Tomkins ap­pointed to con­struct the two-tower project.

Park Cen­tral will be built next to the Bu­randa Train Sta­tion, the Eastern and South Eastern busways and the Pa­cific Mo­tor­way.

De­vel­oper Wee Hur Hold­ings chose the Wool­loongabba site, which was bought from another de­vel­oper for more than $50 mil­lion, due to its prox­im­ity to ma­jor pub­lic trans­port in­fra­struc­ture and ar­te­ri­als.

Just over 10 per cent of apart­ments within the first build­ing have sold off-the-plan dur­ing pre­sales, with an of­fi­cial launch ex­pected when con­struc­tion starts later this year.

Rachel Hut­son of Col­liers In­ter­na­tional, which is mar­ket­ing the project, said early pur­chasers had been a mix of lo­cal owne­roc­cu­piers and first home buy­ers.

She said Park Cen­tral One – the first res­i­den­tial build­ing to be con­structed – was prov­ing at­trac­tive due its cen­tral lo­ca­tion.

“The build­ings have been de­signed by mul­ti­award win­ning Woods Bagot ar­chi­tects, re­flect­ing a de­sign ethos for ‘Build­ings that Breathe’,” she said. “The first build­ing, Park Cen­tral One, ref­er­ences the neigh­bour­ing green cor­ri­dor via a ver­ti­cal liv­ing fa­cade that com­ple­ments the ad­ja­cent park­lands and draws them into the res­i­dences and up to a spec­tac­u­lar rooftop gar­den ter­race tak­ing in spec­tac­u­lar views of the CBD and sur­rounds.”

Park Cen­tral One will con­sist of 168 one and two bed­room apart­ments over 18 lev­els, with prices start­ing from $350,000. CoreLogic data shows the me­dian sales price for a unit in Wool­loongabba is cur­rently $451,500.

Each apart­ment has been de­signed to max­imise space and views, with a de­signer kitchen fea­tur­ing a dis­tinc­tive splash­back, re­con­sti­tuted stone is­land bench and qual­ity ap­pli­ances. The open plan liv­ing spa­ces flow to a spa­cious bal­cony.

Park Cen­tral, as a whole, will be a $1 bil­lion mas­ter­planned, tran­sit-ori­ented, de­vel­op­ment hub, com­pris­ing stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion, lux­ury apart­ments, re­tail, en­ter­tain­ment and din­ing precincts.

The two stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion towers are un­der con­struc­tion now, and are ex­pected to be com­pleted mid-year. Park Cen­tral One is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of next year.

The de­vel­oper will then con­struct a re­tail podium, from which two more res­i­den­tial towers will rise.

A “sky park” will be built on top of the two tower com­plex, and will in­clude a club lounge, out­door din­ing and en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas, lap and la­goon pool with in­fin­ity edge and wa­ter­fall, jog­ging track, out­door gym equip­ment, ta­ble ten­nis, bocce, yoga lawn, grassed kick-about area, out­door cinema and fenced off-leash dog park.

Park Cen­tral One is prov­ing at­trac­tive due its cen­tral lo­ca­tion in Wool­loongabba. It is next to the Bu­randa Train Sta­tion, the Eastern and South Eastern busways and the Pa­cific Mo­tor­way.

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