Anthony John Group
South Bank, Brisbane, QLD
$570 Million (staged)
– 2021 UDIA National Awards Winner for Excellence in Urban Renewal
– 2020 The Urban Developer Awards Shortlist for Development of the Year Mixed Use and Development of the Year Hotels and Accommodation
Southpoint’, is a major Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at Brisbane’s South Bank. The project is the first of its kind in Brisbane and one of the largest TODs to be delivered in Australia, with a total 86,000m² of GFA across three towers.
Jackson Teece provided master planning, urban design, architecture, heritage and interior design services to Anthony John Group, the major controlling operator of this project for over a decade. As a key site in South Brisbane, the evolution of the design required careful consideration of the urban framework of South Bank, in close consultation with South Bank Corporation. A mix of uses provides employment, entertainment and recreation in an environment that is appropriate for the site’s location within South East Queensland’s “primary activity centre”.
A multifunctional site that tends to the needs of local residents and beyond, this sprawling structure features:
● 27,000m² of commercial office space
● Boutique hotel with 146 rooms
● 400 residential units in two towers
● Conference centre
● Gym, day spa and pool
● 5,000m² of retail space, public domain and dining precinct
● Railway station
Southpoint provides over 400 new residential apartments, a luxury hotel across two towers, and a commercial office tower over an open podium serving as an “urban parkland”. The project has received high praise for its dynamic architectural character, sensitive master planning and urban design.
The development represents industry leading sustainable design, and achieved five star GBCA & NABERS ratings. This commitment to environmentally sound design has placed this building as a place to be for major retailers and brands. It’s home to Flight Centre’s new global headquarters and Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotel; Emporium. The project, staying true to its grand yet sustainably viable design model, also included the adaptive reuse of the heritage listed “Collins Place”. One of the few remaining houses in South Bank from the Victorian era, Collins place had suffered from years of neglect and complete removal of its historical context over the past 70 years.
Through a collaborative design process with South Bank Corporation and State Government Agencies, Jackson Teece were able to secure an additional 5% GFA for the project through achieving a standard of architectural design excellence, as well as a relaxation of height controls that enable the main building program to be lifted 10m above the upper ground level, establishing a pedestrian-friendly urban parkland that provides active retail areas and public space. This “urban parkland” acts as an extension of the South Bank parklands and the relaxation of Grey Street’s lineal retail frontage.
"The master plan served to re-purpose the building, re-establishing an active use and to secure its future"
Damian Barker, Design Director
Each of the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartments has panoramic city views across the Brisbane River. The open plan layout is centered around an entertainers kitchen with a show stopping feature stone island bench. Kitchens also incorporate a walk-in butler’s pantry and separate wet bar with glass display and Vintec for entertaining.
The master bedroom suites include a large bathroom room with a freestanding bath positioned to take in the best of the city skyline view. Full height travertine stone slabs and a large double shower set a luxurious spa-like tone to the bathroom. Connected to this is a large walk-in robe custom designed to suit each buyer.
Jackson Teece worked closely with the Anthony John Group to deliver apartment planning and luxury finish selections that are aligned to the developer’s high-end hotel brand. Each apartment buyer undertook a detailed meeting with Jackson Teece to select from the available colour schemes and options.
Jackson Teece also designed The Apartments at Southpoint, these smaller 1 & 2 bedroom apartments offered buyers more affordable apartment options while still offering the high-end hotel facilities. Finishes to these apartments represent this lower price point while still encouraging a feeling of luxury.