Developer proposes $200m, 45-storey super-skinny Gold Coast skyhome tower in Surfers Paradise
One of the world’s skinniest residential towers is set to rise in Surfers Paradise with a level of luxury to rival its neighbour, the $1 billion Jewel.
A $200 million, 44-storey “cutting-edge” residential tower is proposed for a Wharf Road site which will feature just 37 units.
This includes 35 “skyhome” units taking out entire storeys with a floorplan ranging from 346-414 sqm, a two-level sub-penthouse and a three-storey penthouse
Also planned is a 450 sqm stand-alone beach house and residents’ wellness facility and spa.
The unnamed project, put forward by Brisbane-based developer Golden Gate Property, will be 154m high and just 12m wide, giving it one of the tightest slender ratio’s in the world.
Development direct David Whiteman said the project would offer a high-level of luxury.
“We can deliver a high-end product which will be more exclusive than what Jewel offers and at a lower cost per square metre,” he said.
“We see this as doing for southern Surfers Paradise what Orcale did for Broadbeach while bringing upgrades to roads and public artwork.
“It will be uniquely Gold Coast, while many modern towers are made of glass, this will be subtropical in design and opens up.”
Jewel’s one-bedroom units are on the market for around $675,000 while two-bedroom apartments start from $1.4 million.
The slender size of the development puts it on par with New York’s One Madison and the Phoenix Tower in Melbourne.
The development was design by award-winning architect Rothelowman and features an “exoskeleton facade”, something the developer said had only been applied to a handful of residential buildings.
It is planned for a site immediately south of Wanda-Ridong’s three-tower Jewel project in what is shaping up as a luxury beachside living precinct.
A development application was submitted to the Gold Coast City Council yesterday.
If approved, construction will begin this year.
City planning boss Cameron Caldwell has been briefed on the development and said it was a “unique” proposal for the city.
“We have seen a recent trend towards high-end beachfront apartments and this is a unique proposal for a key redevelopment site,” he said.
“The proponents have sought expert engineer input to facilitate the slender tower form.”
Article by Andrew Potts
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