‘Overwhelming’ response to new Herston development

first_imgColliers International associate director (residential) Rachel Hutson, who is marketing the project on behalf of developers Ention, says the inquiries since the September launch have been “overwhelming”. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Strong demand for new house and land near North Lakes The Spar Architects-designed development will deliver 13 new residences.Ms Hutson said if she had to pick just one thing that stood out above other new projects coming onto the market, it would be the size.“The average size of the apartments is 170sq m, well above the average for a three-bedroom apartment,” she said.“It was important to the developers, Ention, in designing the apartments, that they catered to real people and how they live, with generous spaces, plenty of natural light and storage throughout, and two car parks for each. “The terraces are also very large — each over 200sq m internally — totalling over 280sq m, on average.”Ms Hutson said Ention recently completed the luxury Emyrean apartments at Wooloowin and had developed a signature style of delivering oversized floor plans and using high-end materials created from natural elements. MORE: Redevelopment to be one of Brisbane’s most diverse precincts “We have sold the crowning penthouse for just over $1m, and have received more than 170 registrations of interest on the remaining 12 properties that we’re currently working through.“We expect that these will sell quickly due to the uniqueness of the properties.”Ms Hutson said Sparc Architects had designed Ciel Residences, which would deliver nine apartment residences and four modern Queenslander terraces.“They are designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home, celebrating features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous spaces and simple, clean lines softened by the use of timber and natural stone,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“These properties are so unique in their composition and location that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one thing that sets them apart from others.“There’s nothing else like this on the market, and certainly not in this area at the moment.” MORE:center_img Developer adopts a keen local focus “Each of the luxury apartments within Ciel Residences is singular in its design, from the sprawling homelike courtyard apartments to the crowning penthouse, with generous spaces and clean, modern lines framing leafy northeast facing views,” she said. Ciel Residences has nine apartment residences, and four modern Queenslander terraces, designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home.“The majority have come from local downsizers and professional couples who love the area and want to stay local but, until now, haven’t been able to find high-quality new properties of this size to suit their needs,” Ms Hutson said. The development celebrates traditional features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous-sized spaces and simple, clean lines.An innovative new project was launched on the market last month, offering 13 new residences in the heart of historic Herston. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

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Luxurious unit fetches $3.9m in one of Brisbane’s biggest apartment sales of 2018

first_imgThe apartment is in the tightly-held ‘Pietra’ building.Mr Thiess has quite a hankering for waterfront properties.Records show he bought an apartment with dual waterfront views in Runaway Bay’s Anglers Esplanade – the Broadwater in March this year for $2.675 million.Mr Thiess also owns a penthouse at Salacia Waters, Runaway Bay, that cost him $1.98 million five years ago.10 OF THE BIGGEST BRISBANE APARTMENT SALES OF 2018 Address Sale price This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.The property is fitted with state-of-the-art entertainment and audio systems, private lift access and a 32 sqm private garage.The sale represents one of the biggest apartment transactions in Brisbane in 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIn February, an apartment next door in the Aquila building fetched $6.5 million.The apartment at 5/81 Moray Street also had three bedrooms, but was even larger at 426 sqm. This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.The apartment in the luxurious ‘Pietra’ development at 7/91 Moray Street has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and offers breathtaking views of the Brisbane CBD.The property, which was sold by Hamish Bowman of Ray White – New Farm, had been on and off the market since 2014.The buyers are believed to be downsizers from the Gold Coast. The view from the apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm.The apartment is one of only eight in the building and is bigger than your average house with a floorplan spanning 328 sqm. It is equipped with the highest quality appliances and finishes, including Italian marble and granite.center_img This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.A GLAMOROUS whole-floor apartment in New Farm owned by the son of a mining and construction giant has sold for a whopping $3.9 million. Alan Thiess, son the late Sir Leslie Thiess, has settled on the sale of the riverfront property, but the price is less than the $4 million he paid for it when it was built six years ago. This apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, sold for $6.5m earlier this year. 1. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m2. 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City $4.21m3. 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point $4.2m4. 901/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point $4m5. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $3.9m6. 14/100 Macquarie St, St Lucia $3.3m7. 6/212 Vulture St, South Brisbane $3.16m8. 802/17-21 Duncan St, West End $3.15m9. 2204/63 Skyring Tce, Newstead $3.1m 10. 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane City $2.725m(Source: Realestate.com.au, CoreLogic, based on reported sales only)last_img read more

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Character home on corner block makes it mark with superb design

first_imgKick back and relax at 29 Dorothy Lane, Camp Hill.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoMr Hanifin created the build for downsizers, young professionals or small families wanting the exclusivity of a house with low maintenance.Duke Realty selling agent Sam Patterson said the attention to detail on the property, which is being marketed at offers over $999,000, was “amazing”. “It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t want yard maintenance,” Mr Patterson said.A thoughtfully considered open-plan lower floor layout extends beyond a stunning kitchen and spacious dining and living zones to a private outdoor entertaining area, plunge pool and landscaped garden. The character home at 29 Dorothy Lane is very spacious.The selection of materials used to create this contemporary shared living level is of the highest quality, from the 40mm engineered stone island kitchen bench, Smeg cooker with six gas hotplates and a 900mm oven, to the natural European oak floors and statement pendant lighting.The nearby laundry and powder room have been given the finest of treatments, with matching stone finishes.Upstairs are another two large bathrooms, including an ensuite in the main bedroom which also features a large walk-in wardrobe.The sleeping quarters are deliberately positioned on this upper level, as is a large media room with a wide balcony which can readily be used as a fourth bedroom.Mr Patterson said the facade of the home was a “standout feature”.“It’s pretty striking from the front, and the street appeal is what is attracting people.” The double-storey Hamptons-style home at 29 Dorothy Lane. Photo: Supplied A stunning new build at Camp Hill is a golden opportunity for downsizers and young professional couples to snap up a property close to the CBD.The double-storey Hamptons-style home at 29 Dorothy Lane is ideal for stress-free inner-city living without the body corporate hassles.Originally the corner block was 520sq m with an older Queenslander-style home.Developer Troy Hanifin, from Property Pro Consulting, subdivided and renovated the original home on 260sq m in 2018. With the then 260sq m vacant block fronting Dorothy Lane, architects Invilla designed the character home to include four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a plunge pool and built-in fireplace. center_img The kitchen at 29 Dorothy Lane, Camp Hill.last_img read more

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Riverfront development aimed at owner occupiers almost sold out

first_imgVirtuoso on the River at West End.The master suite enjoys spectacular river views with a large ensuite with double shower, double vanity and bath. Each apartment also comes with side-by-side car parks.Mark Stockwell, managing director Stockwell, said through their other West End projects, Regatta and Riverpoint, they got to know many of the residents, and listened to what they wanted in a new unit.“We knew that people wanted to benefit from the lifestyle offered by West End but not have to compromise in terms of size,” he said.“We made a choice for Virtuoso apartments to be generous with a high level of finish.’’Virtuoso sits amongst lush landscaped grounds and has facilities including pool, gymnasium and large recreational terrace. The view from Virtuoso on the River at West End.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Developer Stockwell has recently completed two display apartments, showcasing the level of finish, size and river outlook that can be expected from the remaining few apartments for sale.Apartments 202 and 504, located on levels two and four respectively, are 180sq m. Both feature a flow through floorplan with two balconies, one at the rear and one riverfront, allowing for cross ventilation and natural light.The apartments offer three bedrooms, a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that flows seamlessly onto the riverfront balcony as well as a study nook, powder room and internal laundry.center_img Virtuoso on the River at West End.A luxury Brisbane riverfront development has sold 90 per cent of apartments on completion. Virtuoso on the River, at West End, by Stockwell is aimed at owner occupiers. Featuring 77 apartments, Virtuoso features large floorplans, three, four and five-bedroom configurations and all directly facing the river.last_img read more

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Nature and leisure meet at Pebble Creek development

first_imgCommunity fun is serious business at Pebble Creek in south Brisbane, with custom leisure facilities scattered throughout the development.At its heart is the 9.4-hectare Pebble Creek Parklands, adjacent to Flagstone Creek, which features an array of options to relax and play outdoors.Pebble Creek has been designed with nature and leisure at its heart. Picture: realestate.com.auTed Cronin, development director at Orchard Property Group, says the master-planned estate “offers an active lifestyle for all members of the family”.“The first stage of the parklands, which is already built, includes a large play tower, flying fox, a learn-to-cycle area, and multiple barbecues, shelters and amenities,” he says.“Stage 2 will include a full-size multipurpose sports field, mixed-use court, table tennis and off-leash dog area. Aside from the park there are also kilometres of bike and pedestrian linkages to surrounding areas.”The first stage of parklands is already complete.The community is in South Maclean, which is part of the Queensland Government’s Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA), between two future employment precincts at North Maclean and Bromelton.Upon completion, the region will accommodate 120,000 people in over 50,000 dwellings, Cronin says.“It will also include major retail and employment hubs. The area is currently seeing a tremendous level of investment with both Coles and Woolworths under construction and soon to open.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“New schools are planned within the PDA so there really is no reason to leave the local area,” he says.The growth area is already seeing a lot of investment.Stage 1 at Pebble Creek included 46 lots, ranging from $145,000 to $190,000 and more than 60% have sold. Cronin says first homes in this stage will be under construction before Christmas.Stage 2, which consists of 47 lots, will be released to the market in January 2020. Prices will range from $149,000 to $190,000.For more information on Pebble Creek, visit their listing page.last_img read more

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Most of Queen’s Wharf apartments sell out in a buying frenzy

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the Queen’s Wharf development. Artwork/photo supplied.BRISBANE’S development industry is buzzing after most of the apartments in Queensland’s largest construction project were snapped up within a matter of days, despite the project not officially launching until next month, according to industry insiders.The development’s website states Queen’s Wharf Residences are not due for launch until March 5, but sources have told Talk of the Town that at least 500 of the 667 luxury apartments have already sold — mostly to local trophy buyers wanting a piece of what’s set to become Brisbane’s most recognisable landmark.Within minutes of the residential project’s allocation launch last week, hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of apartments were reportedly sold to VIPs and private buyers. The Queen’s Wharf Residences site as viewed from Queensland Police Service headquarters in January 2020. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.And there are dozens of expressions of interest waiting to be signed up in case any of the sales fall over.Apartment prices range from $550,000 for a one-bedroom unit to up to about $3 million for a three-bedroom unit with a parking space.YPM Group director and head of residential sales for Queens Wharf Residences Bryce O’Connor declined to comment on prerelease sales in the project, except to say that there had been an “unprecedented level of local interest”. An aerial view of the Queen’s Wharf development under construction in Brisbane’s CBD. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.“There has been an enormous amount of interest from the local market and we’re thankful to the Brisbane market for showing the support they have,” Mr O’Connor said.“I think the local market has been waiting for something quite special to come along; high-quality apartments and something exciting in terms of being a destination for the Brisbane public.”The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf ‘integrated resort’ is earmarked for completion in late 2022, with promises it will lure an extra 1.4 million tourists to Brisbane each year. An artist’s impression of what the Queen’s Wharf development will look like. Artwork/Photo Supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe core complex, taking up an entire block between William and George streets in the city, includes three hotels, a residential tower and a casino.The project is the work of Destination Brisbane Consortium, a joint venture between Star Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.When completed Queen’s Wharf will contain 50 bars and restaurants, a 100m-high Sky Deck with panoramic views of Brisbane, which will be open 24 hours, and a pedestrian bridge linking the complex to South Bank. An artist’s impression of the Queen’s Wharf development. Picture: Destination Brisbane Consortium.The reported flurry of sales could be another sign that Brisbane’s once over-supplied apartment market has turned a corner.Since bottoming out in June 2019, CoreLogic indices show the city’s unit market has recovered 2.2 per cent.last_img read more

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Manchester Uni researchers target tidal turbine degradation

first_imgResearchers from The University of Manchester have released a study which aims to shed more light on the degradation procedures associated with tidal turbines in order to inform more accurate cost projections for potential new installations.Accurate assessment of the fatigue life of tidal stream turbines requires understanding of the unsteady loading of turbine components over a wide range of frequencies.By understanding the different loading patterns, a more accurate design life can be estimated along with overall performance, according to the University of Manchester.New research from the University aims to help improve the accuracy of assessments of the installation and maintenance costs for tidal turbines to determine their feasibility.“Accurate assessment of the fatigue life of tidal stream turbines requires understanding of the unsteady loading of turbine components over a wide range of frequencies. By understanding the different loading patterns, a more accurate design life can be estimated along with overall performance,” according to the University of Manchester.The aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the performance degradation through the design life of a tidal turbine by determining the effect of the operating conditions on fluctuating load range and cycles.The study, titled ‘Operational loads on a tidal turbine due to environmental conditions’ by Hannah Mullings, Timothy Stallard, Grégory S. Payne, has investigated the loading experienced by the blades due to waves and turbulence over a 6-month time period.The unsteady loading of a rotor and blade is based on experimental data from tests conducted at the IFREMER test facility during 2015, as part of the EPSRC project XMED. The tests were conducted using a 1. 2-meter diameter turbine, approximately 1:15th scale relative to prototype turbines rated at 1MW. The experiments examined the magnitude and frequency range of loading on rotor and blades due to differing levels of onset turbulence and following regular waves.A Morison formulation for predicting time variation of thrust close to the wave frequency was within 3% for the majority of the tests conducted. Using the prediction of wave loads and the load spectrum generated by the experimental data; a prediction of the load cycles and magnitudes is found, the University of Manchester said.These inform an assessment of the extent to which predicted Damage Equivalent Loads (DELs) may vary due to the approach taken for modelling wave-induced loads, turbulence-induced loads and turbine operation.It is hoped that the findings from this research will inform more accurate estimations of turbine duration in a given location and conditions and will thus facilitate more accurate costings for potential new installations.last_img read more

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Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Remains on Track

first_imgProgress of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will remain on track with $49 million awarded in the Army Corps FY18 Work Plan.According to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), the critical funds that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina will further secure the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet.“This funding is great news for continued construction activities and timely awarding of dredging contracts for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chair.Construction to deepen the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel began in February following the awarding of the first two dredging contracts, totaling $260 million, by USACE.“The deepening of the Charleston Harbor is one of the most important strategic priorities for the State of South Carolina,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “The Southeast needs a 52-foot harbor to efficiently handle the large container ships now calling the East Coast. There are four other harbors on our coast at 50 feet of depth, and such large container ships call a network of ports.”The USACE Work Plan funding, in combination with a $50 million loan from the State, will enable the Charleston Harbor to be deepened to the Wando Welch Terminal by early 2021 in a record construction period of only 40 months. Upon completion of Charleston’s deepening, the Inner Harbor will offer 52 feet of depth with a 54-feet deep Entrance Channel.The project was designated a “New Construction Start” in the USACE Work Plan last year and received Congressional Authorization in December 2016.last_img read more

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Iberdrola Set On 3GW by 2023 Offshore Wind Target

first_imgSpanish energy giant Iberdrola plans to spend around EUR 9 billion to reach the target of having 3GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the US and in Europe by 2023.Currently, Iberdrola operates the 194MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm in the UK and the 350MW Wikinger wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.The 714MW East Anglia One wind farm is currently under construction in the UK North Sea, and is scheduled to come online in 2019.The company’s projects under development include the 496MW St. Brieuc wind farm in France, expected to begin operation in 2020, and two wind farms in the German Baltic Sea, the 476MW Baltic Eagle and the 10MW Wikinger South.In the US, Iberdrola’s subsidiary Avangrid Renewables is developing the 800MW Vineyard Wind project in partnership with the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The wind farm is slated for commissioning in 2021.In its recently released Integrated Report for the first nine months of 2018, Iberdrola posted a 38.1% rise in gross operating profit in the renewables division which stood at EUR 1.27 billion. The rise was attributed to increased production in all regions and the coming on stream of the Wikinger offshore wind farm.last_img read more

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DFDS Takes Delivery of Its Largest Ferry to Date

first_imgDanish shipping and logistics company DFDS has taken delivery of the first of six new mega freight ferries ordered at Jinling Shipyard in China.The newbuilding, Gothia Seaways, was handed over to its owner on January 31, 2019, after completing sea trials.The 55,780 gross ton RoRo ship, currently en route to Turkey, will be entering into service during March, DFDS said. It is expected to accommodate an increasing demand for volume capacity from logistics companies transporting goods between Turkey and the EU.With a load capacity of 6,700 lane meters and a speed of 21 knots, Gothia Seaways can accommodate twelve passengers and 450 trailers. Featuring a length of 237.4 meters, it will be by far the largest in DFDS’ fleet.The freight ferries are each equipped with a ramp system with three independent stern ramps and internal ramps on each side of the freight ferries, making them able to load and unload trailers quickly and efficiently. This will reduce time in port considerably, according to the company.Due to the large capacity, the six freight ferries’ energy consumption per trailer transported will be significantly decreased. The ferries will all be equipped with scrubbers to reduce sulphur oxide and to be prepared for the global sulphur limit regulation which takes effect from January 2020.Two more freight ferries will be delivered to the company this year, with another three to be added to DFDS fleet in 2020. Video Courtesy: DFDSlast_img read more

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