Bonney Lane Public Housing

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland

Bonney Lane Public Housing comprises a residential mix over nine levels offering 84 studios and one bedroom apartments and 680m2 of commercial space was created on the lower levels incorporating the existing heritage listed building that was on the site.

The primary purpose of the development is to alleviate the very real issue of housing shortage and affordability within close proximity of the Brisbane CBD. The $30 million project commenced construction in February 2010 with completion and occupancy of tenants just before Christmas in 2011. Our brief was to create an exemplary building for affordable housing while integrating it with the local community and contributing to the social diversity through high quality built form.

With the use of off-form concrete, Australian hard wood and the original brick work from the heritage section of the building, it offers diversity to the streetscape while internally, it delivers spacious living and variety in material use.

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State Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, AIA QLD 2014

Brisbane Housing Company
Project Status
Completed, 2009-2011
Key Consultants
Urbis (Brannock & Associates), Urban Space Design, MPN Consulting, Lambert & Rehbein, Floth, SPP Group, Butler Partners, Fraser Gibson
Contractor / Builder
Gross Floor Area
Sonia Palmer
Perry Gustafsson
Jonathan Kopinski