Childcare Centre Tops Plans for Annerley Site

A busy corner block in a southern Brisbane suburb will be transformed into a four-storey block that includes a childcare center under plans submitted this week.

Last week, Urbis submitted the plans on behalf of Eight Mile Property Group for the 2,362 square meter site in Annerley to Brisbane City Council, seeking permits and change of use for an office, food and beverage outlet and childcare centre.

The site is on the corner of 303 and 313 Ipswich Road, and 36 and 38 Palmerston Street, Annerley.

The proposed four-storey project would include a childcare center for up to 153 children on levels one and two, with the upper and lower ground floors given over to 58 parking spaces.

Urbis said in the planning documents that architectural designs demonstrate “lightweight subtropical design principles” that integrate landscape features with a variety of roof forms.

Proposed leases and occupiers have not yet been identified, but it is seeking two large retail tenancies and a small office space for the southern suburb in the city centre.

The current structures on the site, a car wash, adult store and parking lot, would be demolished to make way for the development.

Urbis adjusted its initial plans after the council warned that an originally proposed fifth floor would exceed the residential area’s height restrictions.

In pre-filed documents, the council also proposed other changes in the initial meeting with Urbis last year, including increasing the setback to ensure a “high-quality streetscape outcome”.

Annerley is a smaller southern suburb of Brisbane, approximately 6kn south of the CBD, undergoing extensive urban regeneration ahead of the 2032 Olympic Games.

Surrounding suburbs such as Dutton Park, where the Boggo Road Cross River train station will be, and Woolloongabba have recorded increased development activity, including a large mixed-use precinct announced this year for Buranda Village Shopping Centre.

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