Construction of Riverlight North Commences

Frasers Property have started building its Riverlight North apartment tower at its $700m Northshore community

28 May 2020

Work has started on the 11th residential tower in a $700 million masterplanned waterfront community in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, with 300 workers set to be engaged, in a positive sign for property and construction markets during the challenges of COVID-19.

WORK has started on the eleventh residential tower in $700 million masterplanned waterfront community in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs which will feature a sensory garden for residents complete with fresh herbs, jasmine and frangipani landscaped to provide a tranquil refuge.

Frasers Property Australia has commenced construction of the $48.4 million Riverlight North in the Hamilton Reach precinct which is part of the largest waterfront urban renewal project by the Queensland Government.

Construction completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2021 and the project will employ about 300 workers.

General manager residential Queensland for Frasers Property Australia Scott Ullman said getting construction of the 11-storey Riverlight North underway was a positive sign for property and construction markets during the challenges of COVID-19.

“Hamilton Reach has experienced strong sales this financial year — particularly for the last remaining Riverlight East apartments — so it is both timely and exciting for the crane to be going up and for construction to be commencing on Riverlight North,” he said.

“The two Riverlight buildings are similar with the same high quality of finish, however we have catered for the ongoing demand for three-bedroom apartments by increasing the proportion of this apartment style in the North building.

“Throughout COVID-19 restrictions, construction has remained an essential activity, so we are very proud to be commencing building with Tomkins and their associated subcontractors, while following strict COVID-19 site safety and social distancing protocols. It is vital to our economy that construction projects such as Riverlight North forge ahead.”

With 85 apartments Riverlight North adjoins the nearly sold out Riverlight East and is the first Hamilton Reach precinct set to have its own sensory garden – a shared landscaped community garden space to incorporate fresh herbs such as rosemary and mint along with other plant species like aromatic jasmine and frangipani.

Riverlight North will also have access to the Riverlight resident facilities that include a 20-metre lap pool with sundeck, fully equipped gymnasium, dining and function room and award-winning landscaped gardens and barbecue area.

Residents will also have access to kayaks and bicycles for exploring Hamilton Reach and its surrounds. 

This article originally appeared in The Courier-Mail on May 22, 2020. 

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