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Top 20 Gold Coast Development Projects

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Article originally published on The Urban Developer.

The Gold Coast is fast becoming the residential development centre for Australia with a wave of mid- and high-rise apartment and hotel projects  planned along the famed coastal line.

From the $2-billion new waterfront casino to Harry Triguboff’s second apartment skyscraper in as many years—as well as a number of high-end boutique apartments projects—the city is primed for major development and growth.



The Star Gold Coast

 

The Star Entertainment Group’s $2-billion mixed-use residential and hotel towers at Broadbeach Island will comprise 1200 hotel rooms, suites and 900 residences across four towers.

The project’s first stage, Tower One—due for completion in 2022—features 423 apartments and a 316-guest room Dorsett hotel above a 12,000sq m podium with 3600sq m of retail space.

The second stage of The Star Residences, the 63-storey Epsilon, will house 457 residential apartments, a 5-star hotel, expected to be a Marriott brand W Hotel, and retail offering of fine-dining, gourmet delis, cafes and wine bars. It is due for completion in 2024.

▲ The building will have a six-level podium featuring an “active” retail concourse and more than 12,000sq m of retail and resort facilities.
 

Address: 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Developer: Destination Gold Coast Consortium (The Star Entertainment Group, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, Far East Consortium)
Architect: DBI Design, Cottee Parker Architects
Building type: Hotel, Residential
Height: 53-storeys (174.9-metres)
Gross development value: $2-billion
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion: 2022



Royale

 

 

Devine Development Group is planning to build a 38-storey golden tower on a beachfront site in Surfers Paradise after picking up the site with previously approved plans.

The $340-million development includes 108 apartments with an average price point of $3 million for the site at 7-9 Northcliffe Terrace. It will be Devine’s second Gold Coast tower, adding to its long-held plans for Alba Residences in north Burleigh.

▲ The development will feature a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom residences and crowning penthouses. Image: DKO Architecture


Address:
 7-9 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: Devine Development Group
Architect: DKO Architecture
Building type: Residential
Height: 38-storeys (125.4-metres)
Gross development value: $340-million
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: 2024



Paradiso Place

 

SPG Land is planning an $880-million triple-tower development on the King Tutt’s Putt Putt site in Surfers Paradise.

Plans, including 792 apartments as well as a retail and dining plaza on the largely undeveloped 1.15ha block, for the 38, 40 and 42 storey towers were lodged with the Gold Coast City Council in mid-2021.

▲ Apartments in the project, which have 3m high ceilings, will be priced from $550,000 to $14 million for the project’s penthouses.
 

Address: 103 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: SPG Land
Architect: Rothelowman
Building type: Residential (790 apartments)
Height: 38-storeys (125.4-metres), 40-storeys (132-metres), 42-storeys (138.6-metres)
Gross development value: $880-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: Unknown



Pacific One

 

Melbourne’s most prolific apartment developer will turn its gaze to reshaping the Gold Coast’s skyline with a $500-million luxury tower.

Central Equity bought its initial Garfield Terrace site in 2007 and spent $18 million and 14 years amalgamating a further 19 titles. The developer will deliver a 56-storey ‘luxury’ apartment tower, Pacific One, at Garfield Terrace, Northcliffe, its first outside Melbourne.

▲ Pacific One will be a 56-storey residential unit tower on a 3300sq m site on the corner of Frederick Street and Garfield Terrace.

Address: 18 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: Central Equity
Architect: Marchese Partners
Building type: Residential
Height: 56-storeys (184.8-metres)
Gross development value: $500-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: 2024



Victoria & Albert

 

Sydney-based Iris Capital is diving in deep to the booming Gold Coast development market with an $800-million, two-tower project at Broadbeach.

The project will comprise a total of 333 apartments across its 30-level and 40-level towers, both topped with two sub-penthouses and a penthouse.

A fourth-level recreational podium will include a 25m lap pool, outdoor dining and barbecue area, a spa and steam room, Zen garden, yoga deck, resident’s lounge and kid’s club playground.

▲ The development is planned for the iconic Niecon Plaza which Iris Capital acquired for $58 million in early 2021.


Address: 
17-19 Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Developer: Iris Capital
Architect: DBI
Building type: Residential
Height: 30-storeys (99-metres), 40-storeys (132-metres)
Gross development value: $800-million
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: Unknown



La Pelago

 

Tim Gurner’s first project on the Gold Coast, a towering $1.75-billion mixed-use development at Budds Beach, has been approved. The four-tower project will be built across a 1.3ha site at 112 Ferny Avenue, the former site of collapsed developer Ralan Group. 

It will be built above a mezzanine level and a three-storey consolidated podium for 1250 parking spaces. The podium will be topped with a “waterway lagoon” with tropical landscaping and poolside water retreats, in addition to food and beverage tenancies, retail and open space.

▲ La Pelago will mark Gurner’s second large-scale Queensland development following its $500-million, 1000-apartment project in Fortitude Valley in 2019. Image: Warren and Mahoney

Address: 112 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: Gurner
Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Building type: Residential (900 apartments), Hotel (200 guest rooms) 
Height: 60-storeys (198-metres), 34-storeys (112-metres), 30-storeys (99-metres), 25-storeys (82.5-metres)
Gross development value: $1.75-billion
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: Unknown



272 Hedges Avenue

 

ASX-listed residential developer Sunland Group has sold out its $250 million Hedges Avenue and is on track to complete the project it broke ground on in 2018 later this year.

Rising 44-storeys above its seaside setting, each residence is perfected by the timeless qualities of refined design and craftsmanship.

Home designs include a selection of two-bedroom plus media room, and three-bedroom plus media room apartments, sky homes, sub-penthouses, and penthouses.

▲ The 1800sq m waterfront site at 272 Hedges Avenue was originally snapped up by Sunland for $13.4 million in June 2017.

Address: 112 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: Sunland
Architect: Contreras Earl Architecture
Building type: Residential (98-apartments)
Height: 44-storeys (145.2-metres)
Gross development value: $1.75-billion
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion: 2022



152 The Esplanade 

 

Harry Triguboff’s Meriton has filed plans with the Gold Coast City Council to build a 70-storey tower comprising 382 apartments and a 50-storey tower with 255 apartments above a low-level podium.

Tower one will offer 45 one-bedroom, 218 two-bedroom, 93 three-bedroom and 26 four-bedroom apartments. Tower two will offer 45 one-bedroom, 99 two-bedroom, 88 three-bedroom and 23 four-bedroom apartments.

▲ Tower one will reach 246.8 metres in height while tower two will each 177.8 metres. Image: DBI Architecture

Address: 152 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Developer: Meriton
Architect: DBI Architecture
Building type: Residential (900-apartments)
Height: 70-storeys (231-metres), 50-storeys (165-metres)
Gross development value: Unknown
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: 2024



Luxe Broadbeach

 

The 33-storey tower includes 28 apartments with unobstructed park, beach and ocean views that will never be built out at 2 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach.

Prices for the full-floor luxury apartments at Luxe Broadbeach will start at $4.95 million for the entire 374sq m floorplate. 

Residents’ amenities on the podium level 5 will include a 25m heated lap pool, infinity pool, residents’ lounge, sauna, barbecue area, gymnasium and ocean views.

▲ The six-star apartment tower in Broadbeach is out to capture the high end of the Gold Coast market. Image: DBI Architecture

Address: 2 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Developer: Broadbeach Luxe Development
Architect: DBI Architecture
Building type: Residential (28-apartments)
Height: 33-storeys (108.9-metres)
Gross development value: $160-million
Status: Unknown
Estimated completion: Unknown



Dawn

 

Dawn by Mosaic is a collection of ultra-luxury 2- and 3-bedroom beachside residences and sub-penthouses in one of Australia’s most prestigious and breathtaking destinations, Mermaid Beach.

Mosaic Property Group sold 95 out the luxury Mermaid Beach project after just two weeks. 

Apartments, ranging in size from 106sq m to 166sq m and featuring “expansive” cantilevered balconies, started from $750,000 for a two-bedroom apartment with the three-bedroom units priced from $1.37 million.

▲ Mosaic’s fourth apartment development on the Gold Coast is located in Mermaid Beach. Image: Plus Architecture

Address: 15 Peerless Avenue, Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218
Developer: Mosaic Property Group
Architect: Plus Architecture
Building type: Residential (85-apartments)
Height: 26-storeys (85.8-metres)
Gross development value: $110-million
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: 2024



La Mer

 

Development plans are in place for a 32-storey project at the Gold Coast’s Main Beach with apartments priced from $2.2 million.

Polites Property Group and Descon Group Australia are behind the project in a 50-50 joint venture partnership.

The $95-million tower, called La Mer, would comprise 29 full-floor, three-bedroom residences. The Main Beach site is currently occupied by a 1980s three-storey building with carparking at ground level.

▲ The Main Beach site is currently occupied by a 1980s three-storey building with carparking at ground level. Image: Contreras Earl Architecture

Address: 3580 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, QLD 4217
Developer: Polites Property Group, Descon Group Australia
Architect: Contreras Earl Architecture
Building type: Residential (29-apartments)
Height: 32-storeys (105-metres)
Gross development value: $100-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: 2024



De-luxe Burleigh

 

Sydney-based developer Weiya Holdings has plans to transform the historic Burleigh Theatre building on the Gold Coast into a residential and commercial precinct.

The 14-storey tower will be called the De-Luxe Apartments after the mid-century De Luxe Theatre and Old Burleigh Arcade, which were incorporated into the design.

The 90-year-old building—a popular cinema and dance hall from the 1930s—was remodelled in 1955 and again in 1976, with most of its original fixtures removed.

▲ Weiya purchased the 1667sq m site for $18.5 million midway through 2019 and lodged plans to develop the site a year later.


Address: 
3580 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, QLD 4217
Developer: Polites Property Group, Descon Group Australia
Architect: Contreras Earl Architecture
Building type: Residential (29-apartments)
Height: 32-storeys (105-metres)
Gross development value: $100-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: 2024



Mondrian Residences

 

Nielson Properties has teamed up with Vitale Property Group and Accor to develop a $400-million development in Burleigh Heads, which comprises a 132-key luxury hotel and 92 residential apartments.

The existing unit blocks will be demolished to make way for the two 25-storey towers, which include a three-storey podium structure and 394 car parks over three-levels of basement car-parking.

▲ The Mondrian Gold Coast hotel and private residences comprises of a 5-star hotel tower with 208 guest rooms and a separate private residential tower. Image: Elenberg Fraser


Address: 
5 First Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Developer: Nielson Properties, Pointcorp, Accor
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Building type: Residential (92-apartments), Hotel (208-guest rooms)
Height: 25-storeys (82.5-metres), 25-storeys (82.5-metres)
Gross development value: $400-million
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: Unknown



Coast

 

Cronulla-based Sammut Group’s 35-storey tower, a joint venture with the Sydney-based developer and investment company Alceon Group, is planned for 43 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise.

The project—to include a three-level penthouse—will have a wide range of resident amenity, including 32m wet edge pool that wraps from the east to north, wellness facilities including a yoga studio, massage rooms and sauna, function facilities, a residential beach bar and a commercial sized gym.

▲ The project comprises 49 residences, including 36 half floor villas, 2 double storey sky homes, 10 full floor sub penthouses and a penthouse. Image: PBD Architects


Address: 
43 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 
Developer: Sammut Group, Alceon Group
Architect: PBD Architects
Building type: Residential (49-apartments)
Height: 35-storeys (115.5-metres)
Gross development value: $200-million
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: Unknown


 

Natura

 

Brisbane-based developer Spyre Group is currently forging ahead with its Bureau Proberts-designed development at Burleigh comprising 34 apartments over 18-storeys, with 16-levels of half-floor apartments and one ground floor terrace unit.

Natura is Spyre Group’s third Gold Coast project, following on from its $80-million Elysian Broadbeach tower. It features an indoor-outdoor pool encompassed in lush green surrounds, a dining area and reflexology pool as well as a wellness space.

▲ The development replaces an existing mid-level apartment building developed by Mimi Macpherson, the sister of Australian supermodel Elle. Image: Bureau Proberts


Address: 
112 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Developer: Spyre Group
Architect: Bureau Proberts
Building type: Residential (34-apartments)
Height: 18-storeys (59.4-metres)
Gross development value: $80-million
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion: 2022



Assana

 

Macquarie Developments Group is finally moving ahead with its plans to build a 52-storey apartment tower in Broadbeach after boosting the tower height from previous plans for a 41-storey plans.

Assana’s design included 47 residential levels, a ground floor lobby and retail area as well as communal facilities on the mezzanine and level 10.

There would be three five-bedroom apartments, 63 two-, 64 three- and 16 four-bedroom apartments in the tower.

▲ Assana will feature large floor plans with up to four bedrooms in each apartment. Image: SJB Architects
 

Address: 15 Rosewood Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Developer: Macquarie Developments Group
Architect: SJB Architects
Building type: Residential (146-apartments)
Height: 52-storeys (171-metres)
Gross development value: $250-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: 2024



Alegria

 

Plans for a 14-storey, Cottee Parker-designed tower, backed by Gold Coast developer Anthony Gordon and builder Paul Younan, are pressing ahead.

The project spans 14 levels and features two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, as well as five premium beach houses, with 90 per cent of the offerings including two car parks each, while the penthouses and beach houses feature three.

The Palm beach project will also include amenities across two levels, including a large foyer, lounge area, gym and a pool deck with cabanas and private barbeque spaces.

▲ The development is located on a 3300sqm site initially acquired by the developers for $21 million. Image: Cottee Parker
 

Address: 332 The Esplanade, Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Developer: Daydream Property Developments
Architect: Cottee Parker
Building type: Residential (76-apartments)
Height: 14-storeys (46.2-metres)
Gross development value: $140-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: Unknown



Kirra Beach Hotel

 

The old Kirra Beach Hotel will make way for two apartment towers and a boutique hotel as part of $380-million redevelopment plans by Brisbane-based KTQ Group for the site at the southern end of the Gold Coast.

To be built over three stages, the redevelopment’s first stage includes a 15-storey tower comprising 200 residences aiming to tap the owner-occupier market.

The site’s second stage includes a 10-storey residential tower and a boutique hotel as part of the third stage.

▲ The Kirra Beach Hotel redevelopment will include a retail and hospitality laneway.
 

Address: Miles Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Developer: KTQ Group
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Residential (200-apartments), Hotel (78-guest rooms)
Height: 15-storeys (49.5-metres), 8-storey (26.4-metres), 4-storey (13.2-metres)
Gross development value: $380-million
Status: Approved
Estimated completion: 2025


 

Esprit

 

Esprit, at 6432 Boundary Street in Coolangatta, is Brisbane-based developer S&S Projects’ third venture in the beachfront residential precinct.

The project comes off the back of the developer’s sell-out of its $74 million Flow Residences as well as sales success at its nearby Awaken Residences, which set a new penthouse sale price of $8.15 million for the southern Gold Coast.

▲ The development comprises two interconnected buildings offering coastal living in a collection of 72 two-bedroom and 25 three-bedrooms apartments across 12-storeys and 8-storeys.
 

Address: 6432 Boundary Street, Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Developer: S&S Projects
Architect: Cottee Parker 
Building type: Residential (72-apartments)
Height: 12-storeys (39.6-metres), 8-storey (26.4-metres)
Gross development value: Unknown
Status: Planning
Estimated completion: Unknown