Exclusive first look: Tim Gurner lodges Burleigh Heads apartment plans

Set to launch its mutli-billion dollar La Pelago in Surfers Paradise to the local market soon, the national apartment developer GurnerTM has their eyes on their next Gold Coast project.
It’s something completely different to La Pelago, which will see around 800 apartments built on its prime Ferny Ave site.
GurnerTM, led by prominent developer Tim GURNER, has put together something more boutique for its Burleigh Heads site that was secured late last year.
GURNER has had their go-to Melbourne-based architecture firm Warren & Mahoney create a 22-level tower at 1929 Gold Coast Highway, which will home 80 apartments.
It’s more affordable owner-occupier stock than some in the area, with the building dominated by large two-bedroom apartments.
There’s just eight three-bedroom apartments, including the sprawling full floor penthouse. There’s 64 two-beds, each with a multi-purpose room. There’s a single two-bed, two-bath apartment, and one one-bed unit.
The resident amenity, oriented to have views of Burleigh Beach and the hinterlands, is located on the roof and features a pool and a barbecue space.
In their architect statement submitted to the local council, Warren & Mahoney noted the two key elements of the Burleigh Beach project, proximity and aspect.
“These elements craft orientation and enable each home to be unique. By considering first principles and designing from the inside out, the floorplates allow occupants to be at the forefront.”
They said the design emulates an architectural style unique to its context, taking cues from Burleigh Beach, Tallebudgera Creek and the National Park.
“Upon arrival, residents and visitors are drawn into the dense landscape followed by gentle ripples of the water reminiscent of evenings at the Pavillion.
“These undulations travel the facades and carve grooves for landscaping to seamlessly emerge.
“Soft edges and blurred boundaries between interiors and landscaping, paired with light timber finishes, allow for a truly immersive oasis experience.”
Warren & Mahoney write that the above elements on their own do not define the design.
“To be an expression of its context we have carried on the language of modern Burleigh – the vernacular has directed blended forms blurring beachside living with lush landscape.
“Expressed within the structure, the journey and the abode provide an experience of being in and around nature.”
GV Property Group’s Luke Reaby, who sold the site to GURNER, says interstate developers are bringing a fresh set of eyes and design to the Gold Coast strip.
“We welcome interstate developers at is Creating more competition in demanded suburbs, and setting a benchmark for a higher level of finish and architectural flair,” Reaby says, adding that there’s still plenty of interest from interstate developers who still see value in the Gold Coast development market.
The GV team are working with GURNER on his third local acquisition.

Article source: www.urban.com.au