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Albion’s $200m Hudson Common Development to Change Face of Inner City Precinct

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A landmark site in Brisbane’s inner north that has been labelled an eyesore for years is set for a $200m transformation.

Alceon (Qld) has lodged a development application to change the face of Albion and create a new business and community hub, supported by convenient and boutique retail and residential apartments.

Alceon (Qld) director Todd Pepper said Hudson Common would create a new heart for Albion providing activation seven days a week in what will become Brisbane’s next inner-city growth area.

“With the city shaping Cross River Rail network linking up with Albion rail station, Albion will become one of Brisbane’s most transport connected suburbs, linking office workers and residents to Central station, the new downtown Albert Street station, and the Airport all within three stops” he said.

“The project’s scale and elevated location will establish a new commercial business park, providing tenants with an unrivalled level of amenity and transport options”

Hudson Common is at 240 Sandgate Road, a 1.1ha old Tabcorp site. The existing building will undergo a complete building refurbishment, complete with facade upgrade, supported by open area plaza for business and community activation between a new mid- level commercial office tower with sweeping views of the Brisbane CBD.

An artist's impression of the Albion development,
An artist’s impression of the Albion development,

The on site bistro, supermarket and boutique retail provides an opportunity for local residents to enjoy the open, family friendly Plaza with on-site residents.

Development approval is expected later this year for works to commence in 2021, with completion of the entire precinct forecast for late 2022, early 2023.

Alceon’s development manager, Core Property, appointed both Cox Architecture and Arkhefield to collaborate as joint architects for the precinct.

An artist's impression of Hudson Common.
An artist’s impression of Hudson Common.

Head of Core Property Partners Nathan Andersen said the building has been a landmark in Brisbane’s north since it was developed by Government in the mid 1970s.

“Approval was given in 2017 for the building to be demolished, however the decision to refurbish the original tower not only reflects corporate responsibility through sustainable design, but also responds to market demands for combining quality office accommodation with transport and amenity, allowing businesses to diversify their workforces in the post-Covid era.”

An artist's impression of Hudson Common.
An artist’s impression of Hudson Common.

The code assessable application includes a 2000sq m public plaza surrounded by a mix of convenience, food and beverage and service retail.

A new boutique supermarket will complement a gym and childcare centre. A total of approximately 14,000sq m of office accommodation and 77 boutique apartments will complete the master plan.

Source: The Courier Mail