Buildings which will shape Redcliffe

Published 4:00pm 13 February 2024

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
Words by Nick Crockford

The Redcliffe skyline will change again this year as construction ramps up on major developments.

Groundwork started late last year by the water’s edge in Woody Point, where Traders In Purple is building 32 luxury residences.

Apartments in the new eight-story Orilla development, pictured above have set a price record for the area by selling for close to $3 million.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
Grounds works underway at Orilla late last year

Traders In Purple was also given approval in December to build 175 apartments in two buildings on Gayundah Esplanade, with the launch expected mid this year.

It is on the site of the former Palace Hotel, where the Bee Gees had their first paid gig. The hotel closed in 2013 and was destroyed by fire in 2014.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
The proposed development at Gayundah Esplanade

Four sizeable projects are underway in Redcliffe’s CBD with one already under construction.

Residents are expected to move into a new 82-apartment Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) development for older people next year.

Work started in September on the seven-story building, at 99 Sutton St, will have 59 social and 23 affordable one-bedroom apartments for those over 55.

The ‘affordable homes’ are being delivered with the support of the Queensland Government’s Housing Investment Fund.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
An artist's impression of the BHC development in Sutton Street

Work has yet to start on the corner of Sutton St and Creek St, where there is approval for a nine-storey residential development.

Lumiere will have 14 apartments, all with sea views plus two food and drink outlets on the ground floor – likely to be a café and restaurant.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
An illustration of the planned Lumiere development in Creek Street

A short walk down Redcliffe Parade, there are plans to use the façade of the Redcliffe Picture Palace, which became the Pier Theatre, in an 82-unit apartment block.

The Palace, built in 1928, was destroyed by fire in 1943 and rebuilt as the Pier Theatre, with the façade which still fronts on to Redcliffe Parade.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
How a developer sees the facade of the former Redcliffe Picture Palace.

Blue Water Square Shopping Centre is set to be transformed by a new 142-room hotel, which will help address the region’s need for short-term accommodation.

The eight-storey hotel will have a bar for guests and the public on the top floor, a swimming pool, public art and murals on the front and views of Moreton Island.

Buildings which will shape Redcliffe
How the hotel above Bluewater Shopping Centre will look.

Aqua, on the waterfront at Woody Point, are due for completion this year bringing six luxury apartments on six levels.

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