This Woolloongabba Redevelopment Will Add a New Hyatt Place With Striking Rooftop ‘Nest’

Hyatt Place
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Developer Pellicano has unveiled its plans for a new Hyatt Place with a striking rooftop nest at the ongoing $700-million South City Square redevelopment in Woolloongabba.



The tower, to stand on Deshon St, will be 18-storey building with an ultra-modern design featuring a unique rooftop as its crowning glory. Woods Bagot, the designer, incorporated an overhanging pergola that appears like an inverted bird’s nest over the pool and bar deck. 

“The proposal includes a truly unique feature when viewed from the skyline in the form of the tower crown. The crown offers an ovoid shape that is screened by a pergola structure. The pergola structure gives the crown the ‘nest’ like appearance that is unlike any rooftop within the wider South City Square precinct,” the planners stated in the development application (DA A00598880).

Hyatt Place will also include a full-floor spa with a wellness center, a gymnasium on two levels, a function space level, and nearly a dozen retail spaces. 

Hyatt Place South City Square
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Hyatt Place South City Square
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Next to Hyatt Place, a new residential tower will also rise and will feature a retail podium and ground floor commercial tenancies, as well as a Reading Cinema with eight screens. The building is now under construction. 

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So far, the South City Square redevelopment, which will take seven stages, has completed three residential complexes. The final construction will entail a Secret Garden and a public space for families and kids. 


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“The Stage 7 works are designed to be an extension of the public realm works established within the previous stages. This integrated design approach ensures that there is a legibility within the public realm, that encourages movement throughout the precinct. The proposed design within this portion of works looks to create an informal garden with a layered and organic quality. The garden also provides more opportunities for self-directed play, for both adults and children, looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the precinct.”

Photo Credit: South City Square Master Plan
Photo Credit: South City Square Master Plan