Friday, March 23, 2012

Another Milton Development

Walker Corporation announced it had bought land in Brisbane's inner west to embark on a new a $100 million-plus development with shops and 243 apartments across two towers, 12- and 20-storeys high.

Walker Corp has bought for a new mixed-use project at Milton in Brisbane was sold by Mominvest C, a company owned by Sydney-based John Hayson. The 3240sq m property fronting Milton Railway Station on Railway Terrace is an amalgamation of eight housing lots, with development approval for 243 apartments and shops.

Walker Corp plans to build one- and two-bedroom apartments priced between $420,000 and $550,000 within the traditionally industrial and low-density residential area where the Lion Nathan Brewery is also located. "Our project will provide high-quality, yet affordable accommodation for young people, who want to live less than 2km from the CBD," Mr Walker said.

The purchase is diagonally opposite FKP's The Milton project (at one time called Union).  According to the AFR yesterday, The Milton is close to 50% pre-committed (whatever that means).  It will be interesting to see if the Walker buildings block the views from The Milton.

See The Australian and AFR

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