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Flagship Development Rising to the Top

At Inertia we’re always pleased to be part of projects that push the boundaries of design and are delighted that Brisbane City Council has given the green light to the proposed Midtown Centre development at the former Forestry and Health Building at 163 Charlotte Street.

Inertia’s Managing Director, Scott Clements, welcomed the project’s approval “We’d like to congratulate our partners Ashe Morgan and DMC Projects on their successful application and look forward to working with them to deliver a flagship project to Brisbane over the coming years.”

“With the Midtown Centre we are seeing an innovative approach being taken to design. Two dated former government buildings will be transformed, as they merge and are increased in height by six-stories.”

“This is an increasing trend in urban development as architects utilise existing structures rather than taking the traditional approach of demolition first. We are able to support this approach by engineering the existing structures to be spaces that the community and market demands, and the Midtown Centre will provide an essential mix of premium office, retail and laneway space.”

“Projects like the Midtown Centre are going to be central to the future of any city. We have the capability and technology to be able to add floors to existing buildings, increasing density and capacity which is essential given the predicted growth in population and employment Brisbane is set to enjoy.”

Inertia has a track record in engineering solutions that support innovative design including;

  • Additional two stories in steel framing to an existing 3 storey office building in Bowen Hills.
  • A timber-framed scheme for an 8 level commercial tower on top of an existing 5 storey car park in Fortitude Valley
  • Assessment of an existing 19 storey commercial building in Brisbane CBD, for ability to add up to 10 additional stories (scheme later reduced to 5 additional levels for feasibility reasons)
  • Pre-purchase due diligence on ability to add additional floors to existing 19 storey commercial building in Sydney CBD

If you own or are working on a similar project, please feel free to give us a call to discuss further.