A long-term nightclub site in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley may very well be bulldozed and reworked right into a high-end “life-style and wellness resort”, underneath plans lodged with Brisbane City Council final week.
Alongside a redevelopment of the Great Wall Shopping Centre subsequent door, the proposed 14-storey tower on the nook of Ann and Marshall streets — now residence to the Ella Sabe nightclub — would end result within the southern finish of the block being totally reworked.
It would comply with quite a lot of different latest high-end resort developments on the CBD’s inner-north fringe, together with the Calile Hotel on James Street and the Fantauzzo Hotel constructed as a part of the just lately redeveloped Howard Smith Wharves precinct.
The Fortitude Valley Hotel – which might characteristic 204 rooms, with entry to the rooftop pool and recreation deck and unobstructed views of the Story Bridge and metropolis skyline – has been pitched as an try to revitalise the “long-standing eyesore” that’s the southern finish of the Valley.
“The proposal needs to seize the ever-growing tourism inhabitants that higher Queensland continues to get pleasure from,” paperwork ready by architectural agency Buchan and lodged by Primary Projects Australia say.
Under the plans, the prevailing three-storey constructing, which housed the Monastery nightclub for 11 years earlier than being rebadged as Oh Hello in 2011 and ultimately closing seven years later, could be demolished to make method for the resort. Ella Sabe opened within the site simply final 12 months.
Balconies have been deemed “inappropriate” for the rooms due to their short-stay use in a closely trafficked space. Instead, the items would characteristic floor-to-ceiling home windows and curler blinds to block the cruel western solar.
The roof terrace would come with a “lux infinity pool”, exterior eating space, bar and gymnasium. A lounge, bar and restaurant would even be included on the bottom flooring. Only two service bays, a drop-off space and 12 bicycle areas are proposed, with a basement degree to present solely companies for the constructing.