Based on an article from The Urban Developer
New Farm is going from strength to strength.
This trendy suburb contines to be popular with millenials and those seeking to live, work and play close to the city.
New Farm, sitting on the banks of the Beautiful Brisbane River, has a myriad of parks, gardens, walking paths and eclectic eateries.
Architect Joe Adsett, now turned developer submitting a $30 Million New Farm Proposed development.
Brisbane architect turned developer Joe Adsett has released his next project and has submitted an application to the Brisbane City Council for a six-storey apartment building in New Farm.
In a joint development with Purdy Developments, Adsett is planning 20 residential units, each with three bedrooms varying between 132 and 201 square metres.
Located at 130-134 Sydney Street, New Farm the developers purchased the two adjoining lots earlier this year for $5.3 million, amalgamating them into a combined 1,265sq m site.
Currently occupying the site are two post war dwellings which will be demolished to make way for the new $30 million project.
According to Adsett, they were immediately drawn to the site knowing it was the last medium density residential zoned site in New Farm with the benefit of a park frontage.
“After further investigation we also realised the incredible city views from the rear of the property.”
The decision to carry out a development mix consisting solely of three-bedroom apartments stems from Adsetts experience on his previous project in Teneriffe, which he states “experienced an overwhelming demand for large circa 200sq m apartments.”
On the recently completed Brick Lane, in the neighbouring suburb of Teneriffe, Adsett explains the need to amalgamate smaller apartments to cater for this demand.
“This increasing demand tempered with the recent changes to the superannuation legislation will see an influx of these buyers freeing up equity in their principal place of residences and downsizing to the inner city.”
“These buyers are seeking a lifestyle as their main decision on where to buy and we saw that the amenity of New Farm and the immediacy of the riverside park as a significant influencer.”
The proposal states each unit will have private open space in the form of a balcony or outdoor terrace ranging in size from 28 to 145 square meters.
Other amenity includes communal open space on the ground level offering a gym, swimming pool, day spa facilities and an ancillary terrace for all occupants.
Architect turns developer
Sydney Street follows on from Brick Lane, Adsett’s first project wearing both hats as architect and developer.
According to Adsett, he and equal partner Craig Purdy sharing a combination of differing skill sets and experience has proven pivotal towards the success of their development company.
“Craig has an extensive background in finance and development as well as management and running of some very large corporate entities,” Adsett said.
“On reflection of our partnership it is only the combination of our differing skill sets and experience that have led to our success in property.”
Combined the two have one completed project, another in planning and have just hit pre sales targets on nine freehold residences in Hamilton called Jardin Residences.
Jardin is set to commence construction later this month.
According to Adsett he and Purdy are currently seeking more sites and opportunities for downsizers within Brisbane’s inner suburbs.