Towers set to scrape the sky

Brisbane’s CBD will be the home of two new skyscrapers towering 70 and 79 storeys-high if the proposed development is approved.

Costing a cool $1.3 billion, the project by Meriton is located at the 5485 m² site at 204 Alice Street in the Queensland capital, directly opposite Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

The higher Tower A, to face Alice Street, will reach 274.23 m, the maximum height limit for civil aviation over Brisbane. The second tower at 70 storeys is known as Tower M, and will face Margaret Street.

The 13-storey existing apartment building is set to be demolished to make way for the dual residential tall towers designed by DBI Architects that will comprise 1057 apartments.

Included in the project are indoor and outdoor pools, spa and sauna, outdoor gym, childcare centre, outdoor amenities, 913 car spaces, and parking for 1252 bikes.

Meriton is expected to commence construction in the second half of 2024 if the development application is approved.

If constructed, Tower A will become the tallest building in Brisbane, outstripping the Brisbane Skytower which stands at 270.5 m.

DBI has designed buildings in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Middle East and China.

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Desi Corbett

Desi is our weekly news journalist and the editor of Concrete in Australia magazine for 10 years. She has been heavily involved in all forms of engineering since 2013; part of a 30-year writing career across a range of subjects and media.