Mantra Group have opened a spectacular new property in the heart of inner-city Brisbane, presenting the city with FV by Peppers as part of a landmark $600 million development on Fortitude Valley’s Alfred Street, which also features a luxury long-term letting offering rubbed FV Peppers Residences.
Peppers, a brand known for their mix private self-contained apartments and hotel services, have evidently poured a lot into this modern hotel, which we’re betting will be most popular for its stunning heated u-shaped skyline pool. The hotel will also feature a moonlight cinema, VIP private spa lounges, and a fully equipped gym and yoga retreat with views of the Story Bride and Brisbane City.
The modern-style apartments that make up the accommodation are said to offer a new level of “understated luxury” in Brisbane with a choice of well-appointed, spacious one and two bedroom apartments, each featuring expansive views of the city’s skyline. All feature full kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, and a private balcony.
24-hour reception, valet parking, Wi-Fi, express checkout, a tour desk and concierge are all the expected inclusions, pushing FV by Peppers as a very welcome addition to Brisbane’s increasingly luxe landscape of hotels.
FV by Peppers are currently running an opening special, with a One Bedroom Apartment from $199 AUD per night for a minimum two-night stay (minimum spend $398 AUD). The special rate is available up until November 30th, valid for stays until 28th February 2018.
An artist’s impression of the Denman Windsor development
Denmac Nominees wants to build 98 aged care rooms and 79 independent living units across 19,159sqm in Windsor, 3km north of Brisbane’s CBD.
Designed by ThomsonAdsett, Denman says their “ageing in place solution” will see the care facilities located alongside the village in separate wings with retail, café, outdoor landscaped areas and ground floor health care services also on site.
Despite Brisbane Council recently scaling back some of its incentives for aged care developers, the city is still seeing a surge of new development including Aura Holdings launching the second stage of its Kingsford Terrace village; and Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) announcing plans to demolish and rebuild its 115-bed Berlasco Court Caring Centre, built in 1988, in Indooroopilly, 7km west of the CBD.
An artist’s impression of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) redevelopment.
Brisbane-based Denmac Nominees is the latest developer to tap into the aged care market, submitting a proposal for a 12-storey retirement facility in Brisbane’s inner north.
The retirement tower comprises 98 aged care rooms and 79 independent dwellings across 19,159sq m with ground floor commercial tenancies available for lease by health care services.
The proposal is located in Windsor, three kilometres north of Brisbane’s CBD.
Denmac is calling its proposal an “ageing in place solution”, with residential care facilities located alongside the retirement village in separate wings.
The developer is also proposing retail, food and beverage and outdoor landscaped areas in the ThomsonAdsett-designed building.
Denmac have amalgamated three sites to develop the Denmac Windsor Seniors Living project.
Denmac amalgamated 193 and 195 Lutwyche Street and 10 Lyons Street, of which the latter — a 923sq m parcel of land — was purchased most recently in 2015 for $1.5 million.
The 4,213sq m site is currently occupied by a Mercedes Benz dealership and a clothing distribution centre.
The developer’s proposal joins a surge in aged care development in Brisbane, with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland announcing plans for a 115-bed project in Brisbane’s west and Aura Holdings launching the second stage of its 53-unit Duporth independent living project in Brisbane’s Corinda.
The demand for seniors living in Brisbane is expected to double by 2025.
Other aged care development in the Sunshine State includes Aveo’s recently approved 16-storey retirement tower on the Gold Coast, which will accommodate more than 150 seniors and Japara’s $30 million aged-care facility in Robina.
Recent data collected by Ray White Commercial revealed that $147.53 million was spent on medical space in 2017 to meet Brisbane’s rapidly ageing population.
Denmac are currently awaiting approval and are yet to propose a timeline for the project.