ONE of Australia’s largest and latest urban renewal projects is set for a new $650 million development which will reshape Brisbane’s Hamilton precinct located approximately 5km from the Brisbane airport.
An Australian property trust has been granted approval by Economic Development Queensland to develop the mixed-use ICON on a 7637sq m site at 19 Hercules St, Hamilton.
The project features four towers which will have 567 apartments and a 5-star 227-room hotel with conference, function and recreational facilities and a connective sky-bridge. It will also have 5000sq m of podium-level open-air public realm featuring boutique shopping, alfresco dining and childcare facilities, as well as landscaping, subtropical planting and water features.
Wentworth Equities executive chairman Sameh Ibrahim said the time was right for significant investment in Brisbane which he believed was growing into a new world city and gaining an international reputation as a city to live, work, invest and visit.
Australasian design firm, Custance’s ICON design concept was selected after a national design competition.
“ICON’s proximity to the Brisbane River and wharf district are central to its design, shaping the
towers’ fluid forms and shimmering facade,” he said.
“Our objective was to create a place that enabled people to thrive and the architecture to embrace the river. Designed to create a visual link to the water, ICON will connect the Brisbane River to Hercules Street park and onwards to Kingsford Smith Drive, enhancing accessibility to neighbouring developments and throughout the Hamilton Northshore precinct.”
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