Developers Scrap Aged Care Facility Proposal For Stage 2 Of Buranda TOD

Plans for the Stage 2 of the Buranda TOD (transit oriented development) have been revised, with the developers scrapping the aged care facility in favour of another commercial office building.

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Initial plans for Stage 2 Buranda TOD included the Garden House, a seven-storey aged care facility on the northern part of the precinct. However, new plans showed it was replaced by a mixed-use office tower.

The Stage 2 of transit oriented development, which is in proximity to Buranda Train Station is being proposed on the eastern precinct of the site. 

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Photo credit: Woods Bagot

Designed by Woods Bagot, Stage 2 will be divided into four buildings:

  • Garden House – previously an aged care facility now being proposed as a commercial office 
  • The Pavilion – commercial office
  • The Canopy – student accommodation
  • The Terraces – multiple dwelling

Garden House

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View of Garden House from Gillingham St (Photo credit: Woods Bagot)

Garden House is an eight-storey mixed-use commercial office tower at the northern part of the site. The building comprises a reception, lobby and retail tenancies at the Upper Ground and Plaza Ground Levels, with commercial offices at the upper levels.

The Pavilion

View of The Pavilion in context to The Terraces and Garden House along Logan Road (Photo credit: Woods Bagot)

The Pavilion is a seven-storey mixed-use commercial tower along Logan Road. The building includes a lobby area and range of retail tenancies at the Lower Ground and Plaza Ground Levels and commercial offices at the upper five levels.

The Canopy

The Canopy (Photo credit: Woods Bagot)

The Canopy provides for a 26-storey purpose-built student accommodation tower, comprising three podium levels and 23 tower levels integrated over two basement levels. This building is located at the south-western part of the site and provides a total of 756 beds and 884sqm of communal open space.

The Terraces

Render of The Terraces from the corner of Logan Road and O’Keefe Street (Photo credit: Woods Bagot)

The Terraces is a 28-storey multiple dwelling tower, comprising one basement level, five podium levels and 23 residential levels. This building is situated at the landmark site on the corner of Logan Road and O’Keefe Street and provides a total of 226 apartments and 1,027sqm of communal open space. 

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Meanwhile, Stage 1 (western precinct) of Buranda TOD, which involves the construction of two towers to provide a total of 1,611 student units and shops/restaurant tenancies has been completed.