A green urban oasis in the heart of Brisbane

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One of Brisbane’s largest inner city urban renewal projects, the $600 million South City Square, will create an urban oasis in the heart of Woolloongabba.

Developers Pellicano and Perri Projects have been granted masterplan approval for their 2.14ha development site on the corner of Logan Rd and Deshon St which will include six residential high-rises, one hotel, a host of retail and open space.

Pellicano’s managing director Nando Pellicano said Brisbane City Council’s approval of the masterplan confirmed the projects partners vision.

“Currently planned to be a seven-year project, we are excited to announce that construction across stage one is already underway with the project’s first residential offering currently slated for completion in April 2017,” he said.

As well as offering more than 850 apartments and a 144-room hotel the site will have 13,000sq m of retail including a full-line underground supermarket and an eight-screen boutique cinema, along with provisions for a medical centre, health and wellness precinct, childcare centre, central marketplace, cafes, restaurants and landscaped surrounds. In addition the project will deliver 1500 underground car spaces.

Designed by a hat includes Woods Bagot, DBI, Six Degrees and Oculus, South City Square has been planned around a 5000sq m publicly-accessible city square, representing about 25 per cent of the entire site. A further 20 per cent of the site is dedicated to further public landscaped areas and subtropical plantings, creating a lush green environment.