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Old September 27th, 2004, 04:14 AM   #1
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#Completed: Southport Central- 3 x 40st

The first of 4 towers by Raptis Group is about to start construction at site bounded by Scarborough,Garden & lawson streets, Southport.
The complex to be known as Southport Central consists of -
1x 35st/120m
1x33st/110m
1x25st/90m
1x13st/45m
The first tower to commence in a few weeks is the tallest one! It will consist of 10 levels of office with ground floor rretail + 25 floors of apartments. It will rise to the height limit which is approx 120m. (Pivotal Point is 124m/40st).
This one is higher above sea level and approx 150m south/west of PP.
The site currently is a ground level carpark and previously was Southport State Primary school.
Im geting official plans sent through soon for official height ect, and ill post an elevation.
its all good! Southport is booming!
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Old September 27th, 2004, 06:14 AM   #2
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I wondered what they were building there when I walked past on friday.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Pwoah! This is awesome news. Southport really is going to look huge in a couple of years. So I'm guessing this site is not on the highway but more inland compared with Brighton and Pivotal Point, right?
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Old September 27th, 2004, 02:04 PM   #4
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yes , approx 150m more inland and to the south. one block west of Marine parade.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 02:12 PM   #5
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Some of you may know where Australia Fair crosses over Scarbourgh Street. The site is right next to Australia Fair west. It was bought by Australia Fair a few years ago, but they found it unviable to expand the shopping centre even further, so they used it as a carpark. It was sold about 2 years ago I think and this plan was released approximately a year ago. I've seen an artists impression and it looks great
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Old December 14th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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sales office has been there a few months . they have built a carpark at the back near
australia fair which is now being used as an extra addition to aussie fair car parks . it has a small ramp going between the two car parks i parked there the other day .
4 towers on this site looks a bit small to me there wont be much space around the towers .
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Old December 14th, 2004, 07:22 PM   #7
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Is there a render of the proposed development anywhere? It's a little wierd that Raptis wold set up an on-site sales centre yet have nothing on their website. Maybe they're just testing the waters?
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Old December 14th, 2004, 11:58 PM   #8
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il try and get what i can from GCCC.
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Old December 18th, 2004, 03:15 PM   #9
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Toady's GCB says that there will only be 3 towers. 2x 40st, 1x 45st!

Construction of the first 40st tower to begin Janurary next year. This tower has 230 apartments over 31 levels, 8 floors of commercial space and a single floor of retail stores. Scheduled for completion in May 2006.

Project will also include:
200 bed Private Hospital(Like there isn't enough in Southport--There's about 3 different private hospitals surrounding the public Gold Coast Hospital.

730 one and two-bedroom apartments
200 commercial suites
75 retail spaces


Work on the other towers will start on a by-demand basis.
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Old December 20th, 2004, 05:02 AM   #10
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Emporis will need to be changed.
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Old December 21st, 2004, 12:04 AM   #11
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ill try and get official heights/stats ect from GCCC.
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Old December 21st, 2004, 02:35 AM   #12
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i chatted to planner and he was also amazed also by article. the DA hasnt even been lodged for a 3 tower scheme, so the project that i originally posted still stands.
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Old December 21st, 2004, 07:12 AM   #13
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righty oh. Raptis is confusing us.
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Old December 25th, 2004, 05:46 AM   #14
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Took a couple of photos from todays bulletin.










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Old December 25th, 2004, 05:56 AM   #15
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Sorry if the article's a bit hard for some to read. It says there will be three towers, with the first stage of the development being 8 storeys of offices. It says the 1st tower is 40 storeys, with the 8 of offices and 31 of residential. I'm not sure if they will build the whole tower in one go, or just the offices first.

It doesn't mention the height of the faded tower on the left, but I counted around 45-50 storeys. I'm guessing the third tower will be behind these two, as it is a long site.
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Old December 25th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #16
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Man, you bothered to count all those floors?! Thats an awesome looking project, the tower on the right looks a bit like the Circle on Cavill towers. Hopefully this project turns out as good as Chevron Renaissance did.
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Old December 25th, 2004, 09:30 AM   #17
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wow, looks great pog. Southport has a height limit of 40storeys so it will be interesting to see how raptis will convince council.but the tallest looks enormous.
Raptis a great firm.the shortest tower in that pic looks approx 100m high, so the taller one is close to 130m+
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Old December 25th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #18
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Wow - never heard of this one before. Gold Coast is amazing!!! It just keeps on growing upward.

Southport is a great CBD and a fantastic shopping area being very traditional - like you would find in a capital city CBD, this will enhance its importance.

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Old January 29th, 2005, 01:12 PM   #19
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here we go again--------------------sales so far in stage one have reached over
100 apartments out of 230----- worth about $53 million 40 per cent of buyers came from nsw 40per cent from qld 20per cent from rest of australia.stage 1 was launched in late december .----yes its all go here again------
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Old January 30th, 2005, 06:19 AM   #20
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thats amazing!! some people have some bloody money! thats with the GC, the units always sell! so i guess the first tower will commence asap? ill have to ask architect the RL of the first tower. i have a feeling it will be higher then Pivotal Point.
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