The York – 96-98 York Street, Beenleigh

About this project

Beenleigh is set for a $40m economic and jobs boom with the proposed mixed-use development at 96-98 York Street. 

The York will be a new seven-storey commercial office building that will combine premium work space with study or home office space (SOHO) opportunities and pedestrian access to John Lane that may include new pavements, lighting, public art and WiFi.

The York will comprise more than 4,600 sqm of commercial space, comprising 156 sqm of retail, 452 sqm of SOHO and 4,003 sqm of office, as well as two levels of underground car parking with 10 short term car parks for public use.

The first new major commercial office building to be constructed in Beenleigh in the last decade, the project is expected to bring 140 new full-time jobs and 100 construction jobs to the area. 

Current Status

The York has sought Queensland Government approval to extend a small part of its basement carpark underneath John Lane and ‘winter gardens’ over York Street and John Lane. The application process included a public notification period for the basement carpark underneath John Lane, which welcomed submissions from the public. The Queensland Government’s public notification period has now closed, and submissions are being assessed. 

The project is currently seeking early and pre-application input and advice from Logan City Council prior to lodgement of any formal applications for their review.

The detailed design of the building is progressing, and commencement of works is due to start on site in late 2019. The project team is committed to keeping the community informed throughout the planning, development and construction process.

Social and Community Dividends

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

  • an estimated $250,000, to be allocated to the John Lane facelift between John Street and George Street, with new amenity which may include public art and smart technology, including WIFI; 
  • integrating 10 short-term publicly accessible car parking sites in the development at an estimated $250,000;
  • the John Lane facelift will activate the Lane and substantially improve casual surveillance opportunities of the space support greater casual surveillance opportunities during hours of operation critical factors in designing for vibrant places for people. 
This ideal employment location benefits from walking access (500m) to Beenleigh’s recreation heart, Dauth Park, easy access (550m) to Beenleigh Train Station and provision of end-of-trip facilities.
 

The Development Partners

investLogan, in partnership with Alder Developments, are committed to delivering an innovative new destination that will reinvigorate Beenleigh. 

Alder Developments, alongside sister company Alder Constructions, are an agile development and construction business, which has recently completed the $5.5 million redevelopment at the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre in Alamein Street.

Economic Benefits

This development is estimated to create a $40m economic and jobs boom from 2019 on the back of investLogan’s investment. The development is estimated to:

100

construction jobs

140 new full-time jobs

once the development is complete

$4.1m of direct benefits and $10.6m of indirect benefits

generated during the construction phase

$16.5m of direct benefits and $8.5m of indirect benefits

generated during the operational phase