Brisbane CBD could have new tallest tower

highrise_fct463x349x131_ct620x465A maximum-height residential skyscraper has been proposed for the Brisbane central business district.
According to the development application, the 91 storey tower planned for 240 Margaret Street would, in effect, be a twin to the adjoining Brisbane Skytower, which is also at the city’s maximum-height limit of 274 metres.
The proposal was made by Singaporean developers World Class Land, which was approved for another 91 storey tower at 30 Albert Street last December.
240 Margaret Street, Brisbane.240 Margaret Street, Brisbane. Photo: Google street view
The project would feature 783 units, mostly consisting of one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The development would be divided into three precincts, determined by low rise, high rise and sky rise. These precincts would be separated by community spaces that would feature pools, dining and kitchen rooms.
The top floor would feature two penthouses with four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The tower would be a twin to the neighboring Brisbane Skytower.The tower would be a twin to the neighboring Brisbane Skytower. Photo: supplied
The maximum-height restrictions are in place due to shadowing, which would interfere with planes using Brisbane Airport.
A Brisbane City Council spokesman said initial documentation had been lodged by World Class Land, but a full application had not been formally received.
“The plans for the proposal at 240 Margaret Street, Brisbane, indicate a height of 274 metres. Several other buildings within the CBD have previously been approved with the same height.”
Singaporean developers World Class Land have proposed the early tower plan.Singaporean developers World Class Land have proposed the early tower plan. Photo: supplied
The project would still fall short of the Gold Coast’s 322 metre residential tower, the Q1.

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