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Work has started on the former Gold Coast Hospital site that will be transformed into the $550-million Queen Street Village

The former Gold Coast Hospital site in the heart of the Southport CBD will be transformed into a $550-million integrated masterplanned community. The vibrant retail, dining, entertainment and residential precinct, known as Queen Street Village, has been officially launched to the market by Brisbane-based urban developer Property Solutions the company behind the Emporium development in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

The masterplanned village, located on the 3.2-hectare site bound by Queen Street, Nerang Street and Little High Street in Southport, will be developed over the next six to eight years and will feature medium-rise residential apartments, a boutique hotel tower, commercial office space, a medical centre, retail and restaurant precincts and a 12-cinema complex.

The first stage of Queen Street Village is Palladium, a 19-storey residential building featuring a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with a ground-level retail piazza. Queen Street Village, is set to completely transform Southport, and will be one of the largest development projects to be launched on the Gold Coast for many years.





 

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The site has its own tram station already inplace and being the highest point in the CBD it has multi million dollar views of the city skyline and if the developers who created the fabulous Emporium retail and residential precinct in Fortitude Valley and who are behind the old Army Barrack development in Enoggerra in Brisbane do the same here and put in a Palace Cinema and Emporium style shops the project should do well. I took these pics of the hospital being pulled down and what the site looks like today cleared. The precinct should be a wonderful addition to the CBD that will allow more people to live, work and play in our city centre. As it says on the scaffold surrounding the site “The Rythm of the Gold Coast is about to Change” it’s great to see funky inner city developments like this being constructed in the CBD.







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The site has its own tram station already inplace and being the highest point in the CBD it has multi million dollar views of the city skyline and if the developers who created the fabulous Emporium retail and residential precinct in Fortitude Valley and who are behind the old Army Barrack development in Enoggerra in Brisbane do the same here and put in a Palace Cinema and Emporium style shops the project should do well. I took these pics of the hospital being pulled down and what the site looks like today cleared. The precinct should be a wonderful addition to the CBD that will allow more people to live, work and play in our city centre. As it says on the scaffold surrounding the site “The Rythm of the Gold Coast is about to Change” it’s great to see funky inner city developments like this being constructed in the CBD.
I think you may have your developers/developments mixed up. Sorry to burst your bubble but this is not from the same developer behind Emporium. That is the Anthony John Group, who are currently finishing off their Southpoint project.

This project is being developed by Property Solutions Group, who are behind the redevelopment of the former Police Barracks at Petrie Terrace (not Enoggera, which is still a fully active military facility 8 odd kms from the CBD), as well as the Centro on James and Citygate in the Valley and SW1 in South Brisbane.
 

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Hi Nath
You are right Mate thanks for this I have them mixed up it was Cento on James in Fortitude Valley not Emporium I was thinking of that they developed in the Valley and it was the Police Barracks.
Property Solutions Group is best known for its intense development activity in the Fortitude Valley and near city suburbs of Brisbane. In recent years its projects range from building refurbishments to the Citygate Homemaker Centre in Fortitude Valley covering 34,000m2 of leased area in 3 stages, the Centro on James Street project which won the National President's Award from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) in 2003, SW1, a $350M mixed-use commercial and retail development at Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, The Barracks, a redevelopment of the Police Barracks at Petrie Terrace into a $150M mixed use retail, commercial and entertainment precinct and the latest major project being the urban redevelopment of Circa Nundah.





 

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Property Solutions Group have put the Palace Cinema in both there Barracks and Centro on James development and have included plans for 12 cinemas complex in its Queen Street Village project in Southport so that will be a major draw card as the Palace screens a lot of foreign art house movies. I hope it will help create a cosmopolitan precinct in Southport.



JAMES STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, however it takes real foresight to be able to see potential and bring derelict spaces to life. Property Solutions, urban renewal specialists, have done it time and time again, perhaps most notably with James Street in New Farm.

The highly awarded Centro on James has become the hub of the urban renewal precinct of Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe and New Farm. The quintessential urban renewal case study, James Street was the catalyst development for the entire inner north renaissance and is unchallenged as Brisbane’s best known and best loved meeting place.

THE BARRACKS, PADDINGTON

Completed in 2010 The Barracks is Brisbane’s chicest new destination and best demonstrates Property Solutions uncanny ability to realise potential. What was a redundant building adjoining Caxton Street is now a thriving inner city precinct combining 5-star green rated offices, vibrant retail and dining, Palace Cinemas, a Coles Supermarket and provides a vital link between the CBD and Suncorp Stadium.

Here in Brisbane is food and wine favourites such as Peasant, The Chelsea and Cabiria, and Libertine, The Barracks has set a new benchmark in urban living. The Barracks, with SW1 and James Street are just three of the many successful developments Property Solutions have created over the years. These projects provide proof that the undisputed ‘kings of urban renewal’ will continue Nundah’s evolution from a trendy urban village to a thriving iconic destination.

SW1, SOUTH BANK

Located at the junction of South Bank, West End and the CBD, SW1 cleverly combines office buildings, iconic restaurants, cafes, apartments and terrace homes all built around a pedestrian spine and laneways.

Linking four commercial precincts, two retail hubs and a thriving, ‘green’ residential heart through SW1, Property Solutions have created a vibrant mixed use community
 

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Just thinking (If I know just enough to know how much I don't know...I think...:nuts:) maybe Mod can merge this thread with the " Redevelopment of the Gold Coast Hospital Site (Southport)" thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1469798

...And that part of Queen street seriously needs to be widened to a 6 lane boulevard (and not just remove the on street parking to make it 4 lanes), it is a major arterial connecting GC hwy and Nerang Southport road. :bash:
Just quoting one of my posts from the other thread, does anyone have any insight/knowledge if the section of Queen Street from Nerang St thru to High street/Ferry Road intersection will be upgraded as it currently is a bit of a choker during peak periods.

From taroom's post I can't quite make out if Queen Street is upgraded from the below illustration of the planned redevelopment. Where can I view a much larger version?

 

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Ground level is fine but the towers like I've mentioned in the past look like commie blocks.

Seriously, whoever designed this needs to go to spec-savers, put some curves or some facades or fins or crowns or something on those towers to break up that commie block effect.

It's like the old hospital is being rebuilt, that's the look to me!

I suppose they don't care. SAD!
 

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If the developers put a lot of green around the towers like they have indicated here it may soften the look a bit. I agree with Running man that the traffic on Queen will be a log jam something will need to be done with the Queen and High Street intersection it’s a nightmare already.
 

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Ground work has stopped on this site and won’t restart till after the Comm Games. Council has put a stop on all new work and cronstruction in the city until after the Games so as to get heavy equipment off the road to free up traffic flow.
 

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Property Solutions the company behind Southports Queen Street Village (the old hospital site) has announced the major tenants for its retail Village one will be the Mecrue Hotel.

The proposed seven towers in the village will range in height from 16 to 25 storeys and the site will include a residential care, a retirement facility, theatre, health care services, food and drink outlets along with a showroom and offices.

Property Solutions sales and marketing director Craig Wright says the initial research identified the large site as the ideal place for the Village with proximity to Southport CBD and the local population expected to grow 3.5 per cent per annum over the next 20 years.

The $550 million village will be developed over the next six to eight years on the site bound by Queen Street, Nerang Street and Little High Street in Southport.

Other Property Solutions developments include James Street at Fortitude Valley, The Barracks at Paddington, SW1 at Southbank and the urban redevelopment of Nundah Village.



 
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