Plans for Canberra’s largest mixed-use precinct in Belconnen revealed
6 December 2016
Canberra’s tallest building, its first glass towers and a 130-room hotel are just a few of the features set to populate Belconnen’s new residential and commercial precinct.
GEOCON revealed its plans for the ACT’s largest mixed-use precinct, named Republic, on Friday.
Managing director Nick Georgalis said the precinct would add an extra 1300 apartments to Belconnen.
The $700 million development will take 10 years to complete and employ 2500 workers over the course of the project.
“We’ve put together the same world-leading design team, Fender Katsalidis Architects and OCULUS, who created NewActon to produce something really special for this part of Canberra,” Mr Georgalis said.
The 1.6-hectare site is bounded by Cameron Avenue, Emu Bank, Eastern Valley Way and the Labor Club.
The tallest building will be 27-storeys – the same height as Geocon’s previous development Belconnen Wayfarer and in-line with the town centre’s height limit, which is capped at 27-storeys.
However, high ceilings on the ground floor and an observation deck on the top level will stretch the tower to 113.7-metres – about 25-metres higher than the neighbouring Wayfarer development.
Residential accommodation will include traditional one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as terraces, penthouses and Manhattan-style sky homes.
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