The One Reason Brisbane Is Better Than Sydney
They get a big, fat A+ for concept as it’s not often property developers merge so harmoniously with retailers to create what, in essence, will reinvigorate Australia’s third biggest city.
Brisbane is getting its own version of Sydney’s East Village by Sekisui House Australia, Japan’s prestigious property development firm responsible for and Sydney’s glittering favourite ‘green’ building, Central Park. The aptly named West Village is the new iteration of inner urban living done beyond well by the developers, who’re tipping it to be one of the greatest residential and retail exercises for the city in recent years.
They’re combining learnings from East Village in Zetland and Central Park in Chippendale to create an environment for residents of Brisbane and its famed West End region to create a village-like atmosphere to call home with a unique slant crafted inimitably for Brisbane.
Taking cues from some of the world’s most well-travelled and well-loved cities and what make them unique, Brisbane’s 790 hectare West Village development will be a hub of international influence. From stylish al fresco living in The Common outdoor area to the repurposing of an old ice-cream factory to make way for a grocer’s market garden, they’re channelling the best of cities’ learnings from around the world to craft a genuinely edgy inner-city living village that is really quite cool.
Punctuated by rustic, fairy-lit, exposed brick laneways in-between 9 apartment buildings (and an estimated 27,000 residents) and numerous bars and restaurants, the entertainment factor of West Village is huge. As much a hub for nightlife as it is a quiet and liveable retreat from the bustle of Brisbane’s CBD, which is only one kilometre away, they’ve really managed to craft something homely, yet inclusive.
Peppered with swimming pools, spaces to relax, invigorate, experience and connect, West Village is a 100% liveable and entertainment-worthy space that can be utilised for essentially anything. Couple that with the fact their residences range from one-to-three bedroom apartments with balconies, walk-in-robes, study spaces and individual bathrooms and ensuites, its ‘creature comforts’ to the nth degree.
For anything more, have a look on their website.
Photography by William Taylor, exclusively for THE F.
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