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8 storey residential tower with ground level cafes and restaurants

  • Type/Category

    Mixed Use
  • Client

  • Location

    109 Commercial Road, Newstead
  • Project Value



  • Planning
  • Design
  • Surveying
  • Project Delivery

The architectural design of this eight-storey apartment building, comprising 73 units and ground level commercial space, reinforces the prominent corner of Commercial Road and Florence Street – a focal point within the established suburb of Teneriffe.  The design features a solid core to a height matching the closest Woolstore building, with the upper 3 levels recessed and lighter in appearance, consistent with the modern interpretation of older Woolstore buildings in the suburb.  The ground level land use and design will activate both Florence Street and importantly the rear unnamed laneway. This has been achieved through a combination of retail, commercial and food and drink outlet tenancy opportunities and design treatments which focus on and engage with the surrounding streetscape and landscape, positively contributing to the streetscape, lifestyle choices, usability and public safety of the laneway. A communal rooftop recreation space will be the first of its kind complete with a roof top gym, featuring sweeping views to the City and Story Bridge area, adding additional lifestyle and amenity values for residents.

The WCG Value add


  • Strategic guidance to project and DA strategy
  • Preparation of key planning arguments to support height and setbacks which maximised the development footprint and yield for the client
  • Building planning arguments around the community dividends resulting from the project, including rejuvenation of the adjoining lane by activating the adjacent spaces, improving visibility, usability and surveillance over the lane and as a result, improving public safety
  • Development application landscape concept for ground level retail and urban realm plus prestigious rooftop garden, including infinity edge pool with views toward Brisbane City
  • High level graphics to support higher yield proposal


  • Preparation of detail and contour survey to inform architect’s design
  • Urgent preparation of disclosure plans to support pre-sales process
  • Technical advice on complex titling matters

Project Delivery

  • WCG Project Delivery Team managed the construction compliance, plan sealing and registration processes
  • Coordination of an Audit Process with Council to ensure all parties were satisfied compliance had been achieved