Cornwall Street

Located on a small yet prominent site in Woolloongabba, this nine storey apartment building will provide much needed affordable rental accommodation for youth and key workers.

Thirty two units, including a mix of studio and one bedroom units, are enhanced by extensive communal recreation space located within the most desirable orientation of each floor plate. The building has three very public elevations which are impacted upon by significant traffic noise. This constraint has resulted in a building footprint designed to capture the subtropical climate of Brisbane and re orientates private open space away from the noise source as much as possible and provides an opportunity for a landmark piece of public art facing the motorway.

Each level and roof top communal terrace contains extensive planting, each unit achieves excellent cross ventilation and the ground plane discretely conceals car and bicycle parking. Designed to respond to most elements of Brisbane City Council’s Buildings that Breathe design guidelines and is intended as an exemplar of subtropical apartment living in the inner suburbs.

Project Information


Due end 2020


Multi residential


Render by Creative Threshold


Client: BHC Creating Liveable Communities
Builder: Stokes Wheeler
Town planner: Saunders Havill
Structural/civil: Lambert & Rehbein
Electrical/mechanical: Wood & Grieve
Hydraulic: H Design
Landscape architecture: Jeremy Ferrier Landscape Architecture
Certification: Knisco