Victoria & Albert to reign over Broadbeach

Construction has commenced on the largest project in a decade to be built in Broadbeach on Queensland’s Gold Coast, according to its developer.

Descon Group Australia, part of the Adcon Structural Group, has been appointed as head contractor to deliver the project by developer, Iris Capital. Architects firm DBI, has planned the architecture and will also manage the interior design and landscape architecture.

Descon’s construction lead, Jason O’Hara, will head-up the team delivering the project that will also include Mark Kotis and a senior local project team. O’Hara has delivery many major projects including the Crown Casino, QV Melbourne, and VCCC Melbourne, according to Descon Group chairman, Danny Isaac.

Preparations for demolition of the of the Niecon Plaza at 20 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, are well underway with the 4803 square metre site being cleared for what will be an eye-watering $800 million mixed use precinct.

Two residential towers of 56 and 40 storeys will dominate the site including 399 apartments, some up to four-bedrooms in size, across both buildings. The site will have an elevated podium that includes a swimming pool, gym, yoga deck and residents’ lounge while there will be two levels of dining, retail, and commercial office space.

More than 1000 jobs will be created throughout the three-year construction phase. The aim is to deliver the project in 2025.

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Desi Corbett

Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.