Residential Tower With Sports and Recreation Facilities Proposed on Darragh Street

Residential Tower With Sports and Recreation Facilities Proposed on Darragh Street

A proposal for 49 dwelling units across a 15-storey residential tower on Darragh Street in Kangaroo Point is currently being assessed by Council. 



Su Ing Pty Ltd lodged a proposal last December 2022 seeking to establish a 15-storey tower containing 49 dwelling units, a 33 sqm small food and drink outlet with an adjacent outdoor seating area.

Located at 51 Darragh Street, the Peddle Thorp Architects-designed proposed development includes a continued provision of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities – two tennis courts, change facilities and a swimming pool.

Artist’s impression of tennis courts, change facilities and a swimming pool on the proposed 15-storey residential tower on Darragh Street
Artist’s impression of tennis courts, change facilities and a swimming pool on the proposed 15-storey residential tower on Darragh Street | Photo credit:  Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

The 49 dwellings comprise 42 three-bedroom units and seven four-bedroom units. Generous balcony sizes between 25sqm and 67sqm will be provided for each dwelling unit. A 2,672 sqm of communal open space is also proposed in the form of a roof garden containing a rooftop pool, pool terrace recreation area, yoga lawn, communal exercise equipment, communal barbecue area and a multi-purpose lawn.

“The proposed multiple dwelling has been designed as a ‘tower in a garden’ and will provide a high-quality architectural and landscape architectural outcome for the site. The building has been designed to incorporate a combination of architectural features, materials and building recesses across all facades of the building. in particular, the architecture of the building takes inspiration from the materiality and features of the Kangaroo Point landscape. This will ensure a highly articulated and visually interesting building that will make a positive contribution to the Kangaroo Point skyline.” – Urbis

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The indoor sports and recreation facilities will include a gymnasium on the ground floor level and will have a gross floor area of 184 square metres. Meanwhile, the outdoor sports and recreation facilities will contain a two-level tennis court with an adjacent pool on the northwest part of the site. Change rooms and amenities are also provided in the plans.

The proposal’s design ensures that the sports and recreation facilities can continue their operations at all times during the development’s construction and operation.

proposed food and drink outlet and outdoor seating
Proposed food and drink outlet and outdoor seating | Photo credit:  Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

A cafe is proposed at the building’s ground level with a gross floor area of 33 sqm and is proposed to operate between 6 am to 8 pm. It will have additional outdoor seating in the adjacent garden.

A total of 109 car parking spaces will be provided across three basement levels consisting of 102 resident and seven visitor car parking spaces.



To facilitate the development, the existing three-storey building which contains a pool, gym, tennis courts and associated cafe will be demolished. 

Published 14-March-2023