Brisbane’s riverfront revolution is intensifying with the announcement of a riverside residential offering in the inner-city suburb of Kangaroo Point.
Brisbane-based developer JGL Properties has revealed plans for its latest venture, Thornton, a residential tower located at 11 Thornton Street which is set to sit on the city-side of the suburb's peninsula.
Named for its location alongside the Thornton ferry terminal, the development will feature 12 full-floor residences designed by local architect Bureau Proberts.
Founder and principal Liam Proberts is no stranger to Kangaroo Point—recently completing the neighbouring residential apartment project, Walan, which was the recipient of the Queensland regional award for Building of the Year 2019.
“In the design of Thornton, we have worked with glass to wrap living spaces in a translucent skin,” Proberts said.
“The form floats above the landscape providing fluidity in shape, opacity to hint at function, and clarity to frame and highlight the breathtaking views.”
The developer and architect have collaborated with some of Brisbane’s most well-known creators—art dealer and patron, Philip Bacon AM, celebrated artist Ralph Wilson and renowned chef and restaurateur Thierry Galichet—to bring their expertise and personal touch to the project.
The landmark development also seeks to add to the public realm, restoring a heritage building on site, to be transformed into a 76sq m cafe.
“Our motivation for Thornton has always been to create an entirely unique living experience for our residents,” JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone said.
“We are fortunate to be situated in a park on the river, providing a front row seat to Brisbane’s rapidly evolving skyline.”
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