The revival of the River’s Edge precinct in Brisbane
The Brisbane inner-city riverfront is undergoing a revival with new eating, entertainment and luxury living options attracting more residents who seek to make it their permanent home.
With the completion of Howard Smith Wharves, the Story Bridge end of the CBD has emerged as a world-class restaurant and dining precinct right on the river’s edge.
The offering will expand even further with development of the luxury 443 Queen Street residential project well underway.
The landmark Cbus Property project, 443 Queen Street, will include 550sqm of restaurant space, attracting Australia’s finest restaurateurs with a reputation fitting of this unique location.
Cbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo said it was an unbeatable opportunity to establish a landmark restaurant in a precinct that was going from strength to strength.
“We have already had interest from some of Australia’s top chefs,” he said.
“We want to ensure that whoever we select is exactly the right fit for a building of this nature. It’s the perfect opportunity for a restaurateur to secure something in the heart of an area that epitomises the Brisbane river lifestyle.”
Pozzo said the unbeatable location of 443 Queen Street provides residents with direct access to Brisbane’s best retail experience. It is a short walk from the heart of the Queen Street Mall and luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Paspaley and Dior.
“This site of 443 Queen Street, within 400 metres of the Howard Smith Wharves, is emerging as Brisbane’s most popular precinct. There are world-class restaurants and bars, as well as exceptional retailers, all within walking distance,” says Pozzo.
And the transformation of the area into Brisbane’s premier dining and lifestyle precinct doesn’t stop at Howard Smith Wharves.
Nearby Eagle Street Pier is earmarked for a massive redevelopment to transform it into a premium business and leisure destination, which will be known as the Waterfront Precinct.
Adding to the amenity in the area is a proposed green bridge for pedestrians and cyclists between Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane CBD, helping to transform Brisbane into a cleaner, greener and more active city.
Work is also expected to start in the coming months on the nearby Queens Wharf precinct within the heart of the CBD, on State Government-owned land between the Brisbane River and George Street and between Alice and Queen Streets. The multi-billion-dollar project will transform about 26ha of land on the river’s edge into a resort, entertainment and lifestyle precinct.
The building at 443 Queen Street, has been designed as a luxury vertical city with more than 4,400sqm of landscaped gardens over the entire building with gardens on every level, making the most of Brisbane’s tropical climate and outdoor lifestyle. While adding a beautiful green outlook, the gardens also help make the building more sustainable and help control temperature, light and shade naturally.
Once complete, residents will have access to a 1500sqm recreation deck, a poolside dining room with private kitchen, a barbecue area, private cabanas and a 25m saltwater infinity pool.
Many of the apartments are substantially larger than those found typically in the market, catering to strong demand for “house sized” luxury vertical living.
“Brisbane is now recognised as a liveable and vibrant city and it is the riverfront lifestyle that is really attracting people to consider moving into the CBD,” Pozzo said.
443 Queen Street is currently under construction.