Construction is complete on the first building of Brookfield Residential Properties‘ luxury apartment project, Gallery House, on the Hamilton riverfront, with the second building on track for completion later this year. The $271 million dual-tower project comprises 315 premium apartments and penthouses and occupies an absolute waterfront position with uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and city skyline.

Buyer Paul Makepeace, who purchased a two-bedroom apartment from the Gallery House River Collection, is preparing to move home after a decade-long stint overseas. His prerequisites were somewhere close to his daughters and somewhere that felt like a community. “In Gallery House I found the perfect balance of location and connectedness,” he said. “After 10 years abroad, I wanted to live somewhere that provided me with something I’ve been missing for a while now – a sense of community.”

Mr Makepeace said that being part of Northshore Hamilton’s master plan confirmed he was buying somewhere that had taken future growth into consideration. “So much development is done on the fly, so knowing that there is a considered master plan – not just for Brookfield’s parcel of land, but for the whole of Northshore Hamilton – was a real drawcard for me,” he said.

Gallery House forms part of the $5 billion Northshore Hamilton precinct, a 304 hectare development that is one of the largest urban renewal projects in Queensland. Brookfield Residential Properties is the most active developer in Northshore Hamilton, having already delivered six apartment buildings as part of its Portside Wharf retail and residential precinct that neighbours Gallery House.

Gallery House is its latest and most luxurious project, with premium resident-only facilities including a rooftop sanctuary with infinity pool, lounge and barbeque areas, and a podium level garden. Brookfield Residential Properties’ Managing Director Lee Butterworth said the apartments had been designed to offer some of the best living opportunities in Queensland.

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