Developer H&F Property Plan Gold Coast Tower

Private developer H & F Property has lodged plans for a new residential tower delivering 78 apartments to beachside suburb, Palm Beach, at the Gold Coast.

Plans for the Rothelowman-designed development include a 14-storey tower located at 1267 – 1273 Gold Coast Highway, set over two levels of basement on a 1,644sq m site.

The Melbourne-based developer, owned by the Hirsch and Faigen families, is seeking approval for multiple dwellings, along with short-term accommodation and a cafe.

The Palm Beach development will comprise 18 one bedroom, 38 two bedroom, 20 three bedroom and two four-bedroom apartments, according to the development application.

Property records show the site was secured for $3.85 million in 2016.

▲ The 1644sq m site located on the corner of Gold Coast Highway and Seventeenth Avenue.
▲ The 1644sq m site located on the corner of Gold Coast Highway and Seventeenth Avenue.

Palm Beach has seen an increase of apartment development over the years, with construction along the Gold Coast Highway typically featuring medium to high-density residential development.

The architectural analysis identifies the suburb’s heritage qualities, describing Palm Beach as synonymous with the ‘quintessential beach house’.

“The beach house was a common addition to Palm Beach during the late 1950s and 1960s catering for holiday makers. These dwellings typically comprised of timber, subtropical landscaping and light colours and materials.”

▲ Plans for 1267 - 1273 Gold Coast Highway. Landscape design for the project is by Form Landscape Architects
Plans for 1267 – 1273 Gold Coast Highway. Landscape design for the project is by Form Landscape Architects

While H & F Property plan for the building to operate as permanent residential accommodation, planning documents show it also seeks approval for short-term accommodation.

“To allow for the intermittent letting of individual apartments, providing long term flexibility.”

The ground level will feature car parking along with two levels of basement parking, offering a total of 115 car parking spaces, 105 for residents and 10 for visitors.

Plans for 1267 - 1273 Gold Coast Highway.
Plans for 1267 – 1273 Gold Coast Highway.

26/7/2019

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