96-98 York Street, Beenleigh

investLogan has been progressing several development opportunities across the City of Logan.

The development is inspired by the vision to revitalise Beenleigh as a compact and vibrant hub for the surrounding community.

The site is a key mid-point destination along the high- frequency Brisbane to Gold Coast rail corridor and the Pacific Motorway, with a proliferation of nearby employment generators. These factors have been key catalysts in determining the mix and ultimate design of this development.

Special attention is applied to the John Lane interface which forms part of a unique system of existing lane ways in the area.

The development, the first new commercial building to be constructed in Beenleigh in the last decade, features:

  • A facelift to John Lane, between John and George Street;
  • 4000sqm, seven-storey commercial building;
  • 156 sqm ground floor retail space; and
  • 455 sqm for four SOHO apartments.

Social and Community Benefits

The anticipated social and community benefits that arise from the development include:

  • an investment in the facelift of John Lane, between John Street and George Street, with new amenity which may include public art and smart technology, including WIFI;
  • an investment of 10-short term publicly accessible car parking sites in the development; and
  • a design which supports greater casual surveillance opportunities during house of operation, ensuring the site is a vibrant and welcoming place for people.

This ideal employment location benefits from walking access (500m) to Beenleigh’s recreation heart, Duath Park, easy access (550m) to Beenleigh Train Station and the provision of end-of-trip facilities.

Current Status

An application has been lodged with the State Government to facilitate a volumetric lease of land within the York Street and John Lane road reserves.

Recognising the current use of the site as a public car park, the development outcome will include 10 short term, public car parks in the basement. This has necessitated an innovative design outcome whereby the area of land underneath John Lane immediately adjacent the property is used for basement car parking. This also allows for a more efficient vehicle circulation pattern in the basement, like the current design of the public car park.

The development is designed to provide a modern interpretation of the distinctive character of Beenleigh’s historic buildings with elements like the ‘winter-gardens’ protecting the street like an awning into York Street and John Lane, whilst enabling passive surveillance of the active spaces and streetscape – analogous to the heritage listed Archiville building at 137 City Road – the former Farrelly’s Bakery.

A development application is prepared and ready to be lodged with Logan City Council once the application with the State Government is finalised.

In parallel, investLogan is continuing to:

  • finalise lease negotiations with the primary tenant ; and
  • finalise acquisition of the land.

Economic Benefits

This development is estimated to add $40m to the local economy from 2019 as a result of investLogan’s investment.