The story of positive development in South Brisbane’s emerging property market continues this week with construction commencing on the precinct’s latest development, Austin. Selling out in its entirety before construction commenced, the 20 storey, 140 apartment project is another successful development in Brisbane’s emerging cultural district, where low supply and high demand has seen South Brisbane top the 100 best suburbs listing.

Sitting opposite the Queensland Museum and QPAC, when completed Austin will be the closest tall building to the CBD, forming a gateway tower between the CBD and South Brisbane providing spacious luxury living in the heart of $4 billion worth of state infrastructure, the development is situated in close proximity to 17ha of parklands, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, seven pedestrian bridges to South Brisbane and Queensland’s well-established arts precinct.

The site’s immediate environment inspired the ROTHELOWMAN WHITE design, with an aim to populate and animate the un-utilised laneway sites. The development is a catalyst for Fish Lane and laneways in Brisbane in general, with ground floor retail tenancies and much needed café complimenting the already established cultural precinct. The site also retains the ground-floor heritage building, which will become a top-end restaurant serving the ballet and theatre district.

One of several projects ARIA Property and ROTHE LOWMAN WHITE are currently collaborating on, Austin furthers the reputation of this partnership in this growing postcode. Also currently under construction for ARIA is “Vine”, a 56 unit, 8 storey development sitting opposite Musgrave Park, the main parkland in the area. With ARIA’s two most recent projects awarded the UDIA (QLD) Multi Level Development Award, ARIA is leading the development of South Brisbane and West End.

ROTHE LOWMAN WHITE Principal, Simon White said it was vital that the design considered and enhanced the surrounding spaces, particularly in light of their other ongoing projects in the area. “The Austin development creates a robust architectural language, one that can be built upon as our adjacent sites are developed over the coming years”.

Chris Mitchell, Residential Development, ARIA says that the company is dedicated to the successful development of South Brisbane and West End. “With our head offices on Edmondstone Street, right on the boundary of the adjoining neighbourhoods, ARIA is a local business and the major landholder in this area. Working closely with ROTHELOWMAN WHITE, we will work towards our mutual goal of seeing this precinct becoming a thriving residential and cultural district”.

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