Development Assessment of Hudson Common in Albion Extended

Hudson Common, the planned mixed-use development on Sandgate Road in Albion, is tentatively set to begin construction in late 2021, if approved. However, Council has extended the assessment period of the development application following the submission of some amendments to the proposal.

Alceon, through its development manager, Core Property, filed the paperwork for Hudson Common (DA A005515830) in August 2020, whilst a revised proposal was lodged in December. 

According to an official from Planning Services North, the extension was necessary to allow the urban planners to review the changes. 

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Alceon made changes to the development to address concerns like deep tree planting, providing adequate biking and pedestrian access, increasing the parking provisions fixing the traffic setbacks on Sandgate Road, and improving the articulation of the podium’s design and layout.

The company also committed to the submission of a 3D model to demonstrate that the building will not obstruct the views from Lapraik Street to the Taylor Ranges. 

Photo Credit: PD Online/Brisbane City Council
Photo Credit: PD Online/Brisbane City Council

The Hudson Common project, estimated to be worth $200 million, will redevelop a former eyesore in Brisbane’s north into a mixed-use site with multiple dwellings (at least 77 apartments), office spaces, boutique retail stores, a supermarket, food and drink outlets, sports and recreational facilities, health care and childcare centres. The commercial spaces will cover 5,600 square metres whilst the office spaces will take up about 14,000 square metres.

Alceon has hired Cox Architecture and Arkhefield for the designs, which will also include a green space plaza to the centre of the commercial towers and residential areas. If all goes to plan, Hudson Common should be ready by late 2022 or early 2023. 

Four New Commercial Buildings to Rise at Hamilton Northshore

Hamilton Northshore will be the site of four new commercial buildings following a multi-million land agreement between Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), the Queensland Government’s property development and community-shaping agency, and investment company Alceon.

“This agreement unlocks land to support business growth and will create more local jobs,” Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said.

“This is also a vote of confidence by Alceon in the Queensland economy with the company set to build four new commercial buildings over the next six years.”

Alceon, which has already invested $100 million in the Brisbane Technology Park (BTP) Northshore, is set to inject $40 million for the project which is expected to generate more than 20 construction jobs annually for a period of six years.

Mr Dick added that more national and international companies, such as BTP Northshore’s existing tenants Puma Energy, Harris Communications, Fujitsu, Becton Dickinson and Clinical Network Services, will be encouraged to move to the “Sunrise State” as the site expands its portfolio of world-class commercial buildings.

Four New Commercial Buildings to Rise at Hamilton Northshore
Northshore Hamilton Urban Development Area
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“Our developments provide accommodation for a range of land uses including commercial office, research and development and high-tech warehousing together with café amenities and ample secure car parking,” Alceon Project Director Paul Huston said.

“Located strategically between the airport and CBD, Northshore’s bikeways, recreation spaces, retail and childcare offerings provide a unique proposition for both residents and businesses who can live, work and play in a thriving riverfront precinct.

“The success of Northshore is directly linked to continual investment by EDQ in precinct infrastructure and place-making activities.

“Alceon is proud to be part of this exciting long-term project that will benefit Queensland.”

The first of the four buildings to be located at 385 Macarthur Avenue is expected to commence by the end of 2019. These buildings will be home to up to 1,200 employees once completed. 

The Northshore Hamilton master plan is the state’s largest urban renewal project,  located on the 304-hectare former wharf and port area, that will deliver residential and office accommodation, as well as entertainment, commercial, retail, and leisure facilities over the next 30 years.