240 Sandgate Road, Albion, QLD

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    Paul Rappoport was commissioned by a firm of town planners in Brisbane to represent them in their effort to avoid a heritage listing on the old TAB building in Albion Brisbane. Upon inspection of the building, it was discovered that most of the façade was constructed out of asbestos cladding. Even though the building looks like a Brutalist concrete building, it is in fact a light weigh cladding around a central concrete core. The condition of the asbestos cladding was found to be very poor and brittle and was beginning to break of in pieces from the façade. Also, the glass façade was found to be leaking at the glazed panel joints and none of the building’s services were found to meet pertinent Australian standards.

  • Project summary

    Based on the above, the subject building was found to be a poor example of Brutalism due to its lightweight cladding. Light weight cladding is not germane to the essential principles of the brutalist style.

  • What was done

    Paul Rappoport made a written submission to the Queensland Heritage Council – summarising the above-mentioned faults and detracting elements and was able to successfully to convince the Council not to Heritage List the building.

  • Time frame

    November – December 2015

Services provided
  • Research
  • Physical inspection of the building
  • Presentation to the Queensland Heritage Council
Why was the work undertaken?

For reasons of clarity, it was found necessary not to Heritage list the subject building due to its poor connection with the essential Brutalist design principles.

Who was the work completed for?

Andrew Gaffney ML Design Spring Hill Queensland

Outcome

A development application has been submitted by Alceon Group for a $200 million redevelopment of 240 Sandgate Road, Albion into a large mixed-use precinct involving commercial, residential and retail.

Known as Hudson Common, the project is centred on the old TAB building which was built in the 1970’s and would undergo a building refurbishment, complete with façade upgrade, as well as a new open area plaza and new mid-level commercial office tower. (Brisbane Development news)

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What our clients
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“I'd like to thank Paul and Lauren for their dedication, persistence and well thought through support and substantiation of the design merits of our development proposal; it is no easy feat to have a new building approved in a heritage conservation area, and particularly adjacent to heritage items. ”

Tim McLachlan
Development Manager

“I consider that we have a well prepared case that has been cogently articulated by Paul and Michael. It is a fraught experience for us, however we do appreciate the input from top professionals such as Paul ”

Richard Mann
Registered Architect

“Hi team at Heritage 21 I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work on Mosman and being so responsive etc. One of our team recommended you and I have been very happy with the service provided. ”

Di Jones
Principal - Linked Project Management

“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Veechi
Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Georgia
Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil
Midson

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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