John Wardle Architect's designs help expand the ever growing Milton district
As the South East Queensland community continues to grow and expand, sophisticated mixed-use developments surrounding existing transport infrastructure will be embraced as an effective urban planning solution to address urban sprawl and reliance on private vehicle transport.
With Milton highlighted as a designated Transit Oriented Development (TOD) within the South East Queensland Regional Plan, Union has been designed to deliver a new vibrant heart, combining a mix of residential, retail, hotel and commercial offerings with front-door access to Brisbane's rail network.
Rising above Milton Railway Station, located just two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Union will boast two unified yet distinct towers - one solely dedicated to commercial purposes. The project will deliver approximately 210 apartments, a 127 room hotel, 13,760m2 of office accommodation and 2846m2 of retail accommodation, strategically located with prime frontage to Milton Road and front door accessibility to Milton Railway Station.
Union is to be a benchmark development with a definitive and identifiable presence. The commercial component of the development intends to meet the most up to date parameters for a Grade A new office building set in the Property Council of Australia's (PCA) Guide to Office Building Quality. A 5 star Green Star rating set by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) will also be sought. As part of the project works, a $20 million upgrade to Milton Railway Station infrastructure will also be undertaken.