Spirit set to soar on the Gold Coast

Spirit will in­clude 2700sq m of res­i­dents’ fa­cil­i­ties over 3 floors, in­clud­ing pools, bars, a cock­tail lounge, ban­quet room and an ex­trav­a­gant wine and cham­pagne cel­lar. Panoramic views from the rooftop will stretch some 52kms

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS SA­MAN­THA HEALY

THE bat­tle for the ti­tle of Queens­land’s tallest res­i­den­tial tower is about to heat up, with Spirit set to rise on the Gold Coast.

The $1.2 bil­lion, 89-storey Spirit will con­sist of 479 lux­ury res­i­dences, and will be built on the iconic for­mer Iluka site in cen­tral Surfers Par­adise.

It will rise 303m in to the sky, and while tech­ni­cally shy of the 322.5m Q1 tower, a height which in­cludes its im­pres­sive spire, Spirit will boast the high­est res­i­den­tial liv­ing spa­ces.

“We’re all sys­tems go to cre­ate what we be­lieve will be one of the world’s iconic res­i­den­tial tow­ers for many years to come,” Mr Xiao, of Chi­nese-based con­glom­er­ate Forise Hold­ings, said.

“We have com­pleted a ma­jor civils pro­gram to es­tab­lish the foun­da­tions of Spirit and we are look­ing for­ward to de­liv­er­ing an iconic, glob­ally recog­nised apart­ment tower of dis­tinc­tion to Aus­tralia’s premier beach­front ad­dress.

“We will be launch­ing Spirit to the mar­ket in July and there is great an­tic­i­pa­tion for this both from within Aus­tralia and in­ter­na­tion­ally.”

The build­ing has been de­signed by DBI De­sign, which has of­fices in Abu Dhabi, the Gold Coast, Bris­bane, Syd­ney and Mel­bourne. The firm has de­scribed the build­ing’s de­sign as “bring­ing a new level of lux­ury that is yet to be seen in Aus­tralia.”

Spirit will in­clude 2700sq m of res­i­dents’ fa­cil­i­ties over 3 floors, in­clud­ing pools, bars, a cock­tail lounge, ban­quet room and an ex­trav­a­gant wine and cham­pagne cel­lar. Panoramic views from the rooftop will stretch some 52kms.

Re­tail ser­vices will be lo­cated on lev­els one to three.

The project is be­ing mar­keted by Ray White Surfers Par­adise Group, and the com­pany’s projects arm, Ray White Projects, which is headed by Ju­lian Suther­land.

“We’ve got the amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion of the Star Casino and now the emer­gence of what will be one of the world’s most unique and de­fin­able res­i­den­tial projects in Spirit,” Mr Suther­land said.

“Projects such as these pro­foundly demon­strate that the Gold Coast has ar­rived as a world lead­ing tourism and life­style des­ti­na­tion in the midst of some $30 bil­lion in pub­lic and pri­vate de­vel­op­ment.”

Prices are yet to be re­leased, but Mr Suther­land said the apart­ments would be “com­pa­ra­ble to the av­er­age beach­front prices in Broad­beach” but with more lux­ury in­clu­sions and fa­cil­i­ties.

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