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443 Queen Street is a truly stand-out development currently under construction in the Brisbane CBD. This luxury waterfront development consists of a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments across a 47-storey tower, all with great views. Apartments at 443 Queen Street start from $730,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, $1,175,000 for a two bedder and $2,550,000 for a three and four-bedroom apartment. 443 Queen Street is Australia’s first WOHA designed building, and it has been created with the sub-tropical climate of Queensland specifically in mind. This iconic design, coupled with the rare location and outstanding facilities mean a development of this calibre is unlikely to be repeated in Brisbane.
One of the biggest draw cards for 443 Queen Street is the environmentally-oriented design, with these off-the-plan apartments being one of the most environmentally-friendly projects currently under development in Queensland. The building has a ‘breathable facade’ which allows passive ventilation and cross-ventilation of all residences. Natural daylight and air permeates each arrival garden on every floor and helps reduce total energy consumption by up to 60%. Because of this, 443 Queen St will be Australia’s first building to achieve a Generosity Index of 80 and Green Plot Ratio of 205%. The building has been designed to mimic the feeling of a traditional ‘Queenslander’ home, with shelter and greenery a crucial part of the living space. Each apartment sits within a garden environment, with green walls extending all the way up the building.
As detailed in a recent CoreLogic report, of all the Brisbane apartments sold for between $2 million and $8 million, over 25% of these were in 443 Queen Street. Early sales were much higher than anticipated, which enabled construction on the project to start early. In August of 2018, the $6 million penthouse at 443 Queen Street was sold to a local medical professional (making it one of the largest off-the-plan sales in Brisbane’s history).
443 Queen Street development is home to Australia’s first Cinematic Experience Centre. Located at 338 Queens Street, this suite offers interactive touch screens and provides potential buyers with a virtual walk-through via the video wall (complete with 24 individual screens).
Construction is well underway at 443 Queen Street’s riverfront building site. These new off-the-plan apartments next to the Brisbane River are due to be complete in 2020.
Located right on Queen Street, this development sits in the heart of the CBD, making the apartments perfect for professionals who work in city and downsizers who want to be close to the action. 50m to the right is the heritage-listed Customs House. The restaurants and high-end bars of Eagle Street Pier are only 25m away, as well as the Riverside Ferry terminal, providing easy CityCat access. The Queen Street Mall is also very close by, at only four-minutes walk away. Queen Street and the surrounding precincts are a shopping mecca and also home to a myriad of internationally-inspired restaurants. Kangaroo Point sits directly across from 443 Queen Street, With two large parks, excellent cafes and, of course, the Story Bridge.
Only ten minutes walk from 443 Queen Street is the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. The 700m area along the riverfront features over-water bars, restaurants and parkland with live music and entertainment courtesy of popular craft brewery, Felons Brewing Co. The Howard Smith Wharves precinct also offers an underground park for 359 vehicles, which is a great facility for the 443 Queen Street residences as it provides an alternative for visitors.
443 Queen Street provides a truly outstanding array of residential facilities. The Recreation Deck is spread over an entire floor, covering 1,500m². Accompanying beautifully landscaped, tropical gardens is a 25-metre infinity pool for residents and their guests to enjoy. This floor also has two cabana lounges which overlook the pool and a separate private dining room and kitchen, offering plenty of space for entertaining. Completing the floor is indoor and outdoor yoga rooms, a gym and bathrooms and changing facilities. Each level of the building has its own light-filled arrival garden with natural ventilation to welcome you from the elevator.
Each of the two-bedroom apartments come with one secure car park underneath the building. The three bedroom and four-bedroom apartments all come with two car spaces. Some of the one-bedroom apartments do not come with a car space as standard, although this can be purchased for an additional fee. There will be 24 visitor car parks at 443 Queen Street.
The one bedroom, one bathroom apartments are sized between 73m² to 81m², while the the two bedders range from 105m² to 124m². The largest apartments in the building offer three and four bedrooms, three bathrooms and start at 193m² and range up to the penthouses which is a house-sized 398m². These larger residences offer a rare opportunity, perfect for those who want to downsize to a lower-maintenance residence without compromising on spacious living.
Levels 45 and 46 of the building are home to ‘The Monarch Collection’. There are two Monarch’s per level, a north and an east facing apartments (both with river views). These celebrate grand spaces and design and offer large balconies to maximise natural light and breezes.
The colour palette of 443 Queen Street is very light and neutral to allow the greenery to shine. The feature walls and splashbacks are marble and the floors are a light timber.
Every apartment has been designed to maximise cross-breezes. Offering enhanced facade articulation and separated drying balconies too, the layout keeps the Queensland climate in mind. Most balconies are over 30m², providing views of the Brisbane River and Kangaroo Point. The ceilings are 2.7m for the majority of the building. From floor 41 and above, the ceilings are 3m tall, giving the top floors an even more exclusive sense of grandeur.
The finishes of the apartments at 443 Queen Street are of very high quality, with premium timber floors throughout. The windows extend from floor to ceiling and are double glazed as standard. The kitchens feature statement stone bench tops as well as energy and water-efficient Miele appliances and a large kitchen island for extra bench space. In the bathroom, you’ll find dual basins an plenty of storage space within soft-close cupboards.
In the Monarch Collection and the penthouses, the kitchens are complete with Gaggenau kitchen appliances including a wine fridge and steam oven as well as Brodware tapware. Marble bathrooms and 3m high ceilings add another layer of elegance to these truly one-of-a-kind residences.
443 Queen Street is undoubtedly targeted to owner-occupiers. Maturing professionals and downsizers alike are most likely to take an interest in the project, and this has definitely been the case with the buyers so far. The price point of these apartments is definitely reflective the caliber of the design, the apartment finishes and the facilities. 443 Queen Street is one of only a limited number of apartment buildings currently selling off-the-plan in the inner-city area. It’s an opportunity (both for owner-occupiers and investors) that’s very rare to come across.
Body Corporate fees at 443 Queen Street are not publicly available, although they are expected to be lower than average due to the environmentally-minded design and power saving strategies. To request the anticipate body corporate fees for a particular apartment type, please enquire below.
CBUS Property are the developers of 443 Queen Street, with project marketing and sales by CBRE. CBUS Property is one of Australia’s leading property investors in the residential as well as commercial and industrial sectors. 443 Queen Street is CBUS Property’s only current Queensland development with the remainder located in New South Wales or Victoria.