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The highest nine levels of the tallest residential building in Brisbane – the landmark Brisbane Skytower – have hit the market.
The 90-storey residential tower is Brisbane’s tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Australia. At a height of 270 metres, it has the southern hemisphere’s highest infinity pool, which will be for the exclusive use of residents on the nine uppermost levels of the building.
The view from up there is nothing short of spectacular. Taking in Moreton Bay, Stradbroke Island, the Gold Coast and the Great Dividing Range, the Skytower is the next best thing to seeing Brisbane from a plane.
For sale from Friday are 43 two and three-bedroom luxury residences and four penthouse apartments from levels 82 to 90. Residences in the “Horizon Collection” will be priced from $1.2 million to $7.9 million, with a collective value of circa $115 million.
Brisbane Skytower is a residential tower developed by Billbergia and AMP Capital at 222 Margaret Street. It was completed more than two years ago, with occupants of lower floors moving in while the top levels were still under construction.
Potential buyers have had to wait more than three years for the top nine levels of the tower to be completed, but that has only fuelled their desirability, according to marketing agent Jason March, Knight Frank’s director of prestige residential sales in Queensland. He expects the apartments to create strong demand.
“We have several strong prospects who have been waiting to inspect these exceptional residences,” he said.
“The opportunity to live in the top nine levels of this amazing building is very limited. With only 43 residences and the four magnificent penthouses on levels 88 upwards this is a very rare opportunity.”
While the past decade has seen an unprecedented construction of new apartments change the city skyline, Brisbane Skytower sets a new benchmark.
The apartments feature the highest quality fittings and finishes, with luxury inclusions from high-end brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Gaggenau and Miele, as well as Grigio Argento marble or Carrara porcelain floors.
As well as the infinity pool, residents in The Horizon Collection apartments will have exclusive access to private entertainment spaces and a comprehensively fitted gym, as well as the option to have lifestyle services provided by The Westin Hotel, which forms part of the lower levels of the Brisbane Skytower.
The tower is in Brisbane’s CBD, within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens, the Queen Street Mall, South Bank and the Brisbane River.
Murray Wood, Knight Frank partner, residential project marketing Australia, said enquiries for the residences were coming from a broad audience; however owner-occupiers were expected to be the primary buyers for the top nine levels.
“Demand for prestige property is particularly strong at the moment, with the top end of the market leading the national recovery in the housing market,” he said.
“We have already been fielding enquiries from high-net-worth locals looking for a luxury completed city residence as well as expat Australians seeing the value and opportunity.
“The prices are exceptional value given the location, the quality of the residences and the views on offer.
“The quality and views are best experienced when you’re in the residence; renders or photos don’t do it justice, so we are excited for potential buyers to get the first look at the launch.”