Plans Submitted for Ambitious 14-Storey Tower Project in Chermside

Chermside is set to witness a towering addition to its skyline as architect-developer Carver Leung of Iplus Architects reveals plans for a 14-storey mixed-use structure in the suburb.

The development proposed for 33-37 Latham Street in Chermside has been lodged under DA A006310686 in April 2022. Iplus Architects designed the Chermside tower with multiple dwellings (54 units), three ground-level retail or office tenancies, 95 car spaces, and a rooftop terrace, promising a seamless integration of residential, commercial, and leisure spaces.

Chermside Lantham St
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“The proposal delivers a fourteen (14) storey built form from the street with a rooftop terrace that adopts a high-quality architectural style, with significant articulation, building recesses, modulation, as well as the use of variation of materials and finishes to present as a development with high aesthetic value.” Town Planning Alliance, the consultant, stated in the DA assessment report filed with Brisbane City Council. 

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The proposed site of the tower is adjacent to a nine-storey development approved and constructed in 2015. What sets this development apart is Iplus Architects’ commitment to maintaining harmony with the surrounding neighborhood.

The firm’s design for the Chermside building showcases an active ground floor, inviting pedestrians to interact with the commercial and retail spaces, while its aesthetic complements the existing architectural style of nearby developments.

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Chermside boasts other similarly-sized towers, ensuring the new structure remains in sync with the existing skyline and maintains a compatible scale and design that maximizes the potential of the subject allotment.

Characterised by its rapid growth and urban transformation, Chermside, has become a coveted location for property developments. The suburb’s strategic position, anchored by the popular Westfield Chermside, has propelled it into the spotlight as a mixed-use central frame zone.

As a result, multiple apartment buildings have been replacing single homes, with this particular project combining four lots to form a generous 1,623 square metre site.

Chermside has seen a steady influx of diverse housing options in recent times. Earlier this year, plans were announced for an affordable housing block in the area, contributing to the diverse residential mix.

Published 18-July-2023