Plans Lodged for Gold Coast Healthcare Tower

The Nikiforides Group’s Niecon has filed plans for a healthcare tower in the Lumina project on the Gold Coast. 

The 9.5ha Lumina project is the last stage of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

Niecon’s tower, the Center of Excellence for Clinical Care, Research, Innovation and Industry, is earmarked for section 6B of the project.

The Kris Kowalski Architects-designed tower is slated for the corner of Hay and Frazer streets and will comprise a hospital plus allied health and medical services.

The first three levels will be part of a podium with 10 tenancies for allied health services and amenities, including an education suite, cafe and pharmacy.

Levels four to seven will be the the hospital component while levels eight to ten will have 14 tenancies across them. Total floor space is 8868 square metres.

There will be 233 car parking spaces in plus 72 bicycles spaces.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is part of the Queensland government’s $5.7-billion investment in its Biomedical 10-year Roadmap and Action Plan.

It is estimated to create more than 80,000 new jobs and generate $11 billion in revenue each year for Queensland as well as help position it as an Asia-Pacific medical hub.

The expansion of the Gold Coast transport network, including road upgrades, light rail connections and the expansion of the Gold Coast airport, have helped improve access to the precinct.

Niecon is run by the sons of the late found of the firm, Con Nikiforides—James, William and John. Their grandfather Bill was a developer on the coast from 1969.

Niecon has previously developed the $850-million Oracle at Broadbeach, Aqua at Labrador, Reflections On The Sea in Coolangatta and Broadbeach’s Niecon Plaza and currently has a $300-million project pipeline. Their latest development is the Ventura Residences project.

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