Brisbane City Council recently approved the redevelopment of the iconic Eagers Car Showroom site for Griffith Group at the intersection of Newmarket Road and Silvester Street in Windsor. The Development Approval continues the response to ongoing market demand and redevelopment of the vibrant Newmarket area to provide a commercially yet demand-based development. Through careful analysis of the existing uses and future development, POWE Architects worked closely with Griffith Group and Place Design Group to provide a new mixed-use retail offering of service station, fast food and warehousing development, to provide amenity to the surrounding Brisbane inner-north.
The service station and fast food offering positioning reinforces the use of a strong arterial and high volume traffic intersection and provides a much higher amenity to local surrounding business. It is this ongoing transition of Brisbane from the light industrial base to a more defined mixed business and retail area, which underpins the development strategy. The provision of warehousing, alongside the traffic-based service station development, to a vibrant and inviting urban inner northern suburb corner, adds another level of amenity for both locals and visitors to the area. The careful design and identification of the best vehicular and pedestrian movements into and across the site adds to the design and placement of canopy heights and building signage elements. Carefully detailed high-level perforated screening and signage provides a cohesive and recognisable Architectural backdrop to the site, promoting trade and activity to the area.
This mixed-use development, with a the clarity of vehicular and pedestrian access to the site, promotes and supports trade and retail to the local area and more broadly the continuing growth of the Inner North of Brisbane.
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