Conrad Gargett, the design practice who master planned Logan’s Lowe Oval and Cronulla Park sport and recreation vision plans endorsed by Logan City Council, has contributed to the reactivation of the Beenleigh Town Centre in the City of Logan in Queensland. In walkable proximity to the Beenleigh Town Square, the practice has prepared architectural concepts for the $19 million mixed-use development to be delivered at 96-98 York Street Beenleigh.
InvestLogan, an independent investment company fully-owned by the Logan City Council, is delivering the catalytic infrastructure on a site that was previously owned by the council.
Tony Jemmott, Director of Conrad Gargett appointed as the Project Architect stated, “Conrad Gargett proudly brings our expertise to the urban renewal and revitalisation of Beenleigh’s central business district.” “Located in the growth corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, this development complements Beenleigh’s master plan which aims to strategically deliver orderly growth of Beenleigh into a thriving civic centre.”
Jemmott highlighted, “The multi-storey development offers 4000sqm commercial space with ground floor retail. The design solution activates street frontages and delivers a thoroughfare link with bespoke retail spaces evoking fine grain laneway design attributes to improve the amenity and attraction of the immediate local area in the town.”
A Logan City Council spokesperson stated, “This will be the first multi-storey building built in Beenleigh in the past 10 years, and the quality will match anything else you will see in South-East Queensland.” “The project would help reinvigorate the Beenleigh CBD.” “It will set a benchmark for mixed-use buildings in the city, and one we think will help attract further investment in Beenleigh and Logan.”
The design was presented to InvestLogan and endorsed to progress to the procurement stages of the project. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2019, with projected completion in 2020.
Conrad Gargett, a practice experienced in master planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture, remains focused on enriching and enlivening urban precincts through designing and delivering meaningful places for people. Facilitated through collaboration, the practice designed the mixed-use urban village Coorparoo Square which reactivated an under-utilised iconic site in Brisbane’s eastern city fringe, where people visit and also now call home.