icubed consulting’s planning team worked closely with Invest Logan and Alder Developments to achieve development approval for the first high-rise mixed-use tower in Beenleigh after a hiatus of this type of development for a number of years.
Rising 7 storeys above the city, this $40 million innovative development known as‘TheYork’ is expected to create 140 new full-time jobs and 100 construction jobs, transforming the heart of Beenleigh through its commercial and retail activities to drive future investment within the locality.
This will be the first new major commercial building to be constructed in Beenleigh in the last decade and will comprise of more than 4,600 sqm of commercial space including retail, SOHO and office uses, as well as two levels of underground car parking with 10 short term car parks for public use. The iconic architectural design of the landmark building pays
tribute to Beenleigh’s rich history through its modern design interpretation of the distinctive character of Beenleigh’s historical buildings. The precinct also aims to activate the pedestrian streetscape and bring the ‘laneway culture’ of Brisbane and Melbourne to the area through the revitalisation of John Lane, between John and George Streets.
icubed’s planning team’s wealth of experience in complex developments was invaluable in guiding the client with a strong case in support of this landmark building, which ultimately led to the achievement of a successful planning approval. The icubed planning team worked closely with the client to discuss with Council the critical elements of the proposed development prior to application lodgement, to ensure a smooth approval process with satisfactory conditions gained in a timely manner. In particular, as part of the approval process, icubed identified the need to pull forward gaining an approval from the State Government. The need was to extend the building footprint into the road reserve through a basement carpark underneath John Lane and ‘winter gardens’ balcony projections over York Street and John Lane. Without foresight to assist the client’s vision, the projects timeframes of such approval matters would have undoubtedly delayed construction and building occupation.