^^ It's not like the team is moving out of Brisbane to Ipswich, it is simply a secondary facility that they are leasing from the council - the mens team's homeground will remain the Gabba.
Here is a render:Old-style buildings to be transformed into A-grade health hub
A developer has started work on transforming two tired buildings into a state-of-the-art southeast Queensland health hub. SEE WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.
Chris Herde, The Courier-Mail
February 27, 2020 9:49am
WORK has started on the transformation of two Ipswich CBD buildings into a state-of-the-art health hub.
Helmsman Invest has finalised the $4.1 million purchase of two free-standing buildings at 11-13 Bell St and Abri Projects has kicked off the $5 million refurbishment that will add 800sq m of office space to create a 3000sq m A-grade three-level asset which backs onto East St.
MyHealth Medical Centre and FriendlyCare Pharmacy have secured two new long-term leases within the new building which should be completed by September this year.
Helmsman Invest managing director Bernard McKeering said the refurbishment includes the creation of a lobby entry joining the buildings, new facade, new toilet amenities, new passenger lift, new plant and equipment, ceilings, flooring and lighting throughout.
He said there will be floorplates of up to 1200sq m as well as the medical centre and pharmacy there will be about 2200sq m of quality office and health-related space available,
“From the moment Ipswich City Council announced the development of its new headquarters, the new public library and the full redevelopment of Nichols St we took particular interest in this precinct looking for property acquisition opportunities,” he said.
“The property is located directly opposite all of this council development which will stimulate some strong retail, medical and commercial office growth within the precinct”.
Knight Frank’s Matt Barker introduced Helmsman to the property.
Mr McKeering said the East St frontage will be opened and there will be extensive car-parking available.
“It’s exciting to be a part of the central CBD redevelopment, the new “Eats” precinct will provide workers and shoppers with food and entertainment,” he said.
“We are now getting some strong tenant interest in the remaining vacant tenancies from various office uses and a number of health-related tenants, we can offer tenancies from 300sq m to 2000sq m”.
In 2008, former premier Anna Bligh promised the Ipswich Transit Centre – right in the middle of the city – would become a world-class transport hub.
In 2020, it is an abandoned, chained-up rusting eyesore in the middle of the city’s heart.
I dare say that if the local council weren't too busy lining their own pockets and had the interests of the city in mind, this wouldn't be a problem. Not saying that the QLD government didn't do their part in all of this.A sad article here in the Brisbane Times about the terrible state of the Ipswich Transit Centre.
It is a very sad state of affairs, but why is Bligh getting the blame? Wasn't it a promise for the 2009 election which she lost?A sad article here in the Brisbane Times about the terrible state of the Ipswich Transit Centre.
Bligh won the 2009 election.It is a very sad state of affairs, but why is Bligh getting the blame? Wasn't it a promise for the 2009 election which she lost?
Both Newman and Palaszczuk should be getting the blame for this.
The administration building is meant to be 11 storeys. I suspect about 20 - 30 storeys be the limit for Ipswich if not lower. Amberley is close by so there would be a height restriction for towers in the area. Demand would also be low for the Ipswich CBD in relation to tall towers. More hereWhat will the height be of the new council administration building? Also, what are the current height limits for buildings within the Ipswich CBD?