Vision Brisbane

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Vision Brisbane
Vision Brisbane.jpg
An artist's impression of Vision when completed
General information
Status Never built
Type Mixed-use
Location Brisbane, Australia
Coordinates 27°28′18.16″S 153°01′43″E / 27.4717111°S 153.02861°E / -27.4717111; 153.02861Coordinates: 27°28′18.16″S 153°01′43″E / 27.4717111°S 153.02861°E / -27.4717111; 153.02861
Construction started 2007
Completed N/A
Antenna spire 283 m (928 ft)
Roof 259 m (850 ft)
Top floor 232 m (761 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 72
Design and construction
Developer Austcorp

Vision Brisbane (or simply Vision) was a planned 283-metre (928 ft) skyscraper in Brisbane, Australia. The design was 72 storeys high, and would have become Brisbane's tallest, Queensland's second tallest, and Australia's third tallest building if completed.[1] The design was scrapped and replaced by two new buildings, known by the name 111+222.[2]

Vision was planned to be a mixed-use tower with two levels of retail/entertainment space, 13 floors of commercial, 376 residential apartments over 53 floors and a two-storey observation deck on levels 60 and 61 at 205 metres (673 ft). Designed by the Buchan Group and developed by Austcorp, Vision's estimated value on completion was predicted to be A$900 million.

Vision's Plaza will provide a mid-block link between Mary Street and Margaret streets. A total of 7,390 square metres of lettable retail space was to be located within the main tower according to development application lodged with the city council. The public plaza was to include water features and several commissioned works of art.

The 376 apartments within the residential component were going to consist of 96 four-bedroom, 108 three-bedroom, 52 two-bedroom and 120 single-bedroom units. The commercial space totaled 37,431 square metres, comprising the first 13 levels of the main tower and the associated commercial wing extending towards Mary Street.

A seven-level basement car park was included in the project, containing a total of 767 spaces. It was planned that these facilities will be used as a temporary car park while the rest of the building is under construction.

Construction delays[edit]

The development was approved in early December 2006, and on-site construction of the tower commenced in September 2007. The development was due for completion in late 2009 to early 2010. Due to funding issues, and the 2008 global financial crisis, the completion of the tower has been put on hold.[3] It is expected that the car park will not be completed until the owners decide whether or not to proceed with the building in its current form, or to begin building in stages as part of the original design.

After the flood

Brisbane city Vision Tower project site sold.[4] The site has been bought by Bilbergia who plan to construct a similar building to the original.[5] Following the January 2011 flood in Brisbane, the abandoned seven level hole filled with floodwater, prompting the Brisbane City Council to make inspections.[6] On May 18 two new 297-metre (974 ft) & 160-metre (520 ft) skyscrapers were proposed for the site by the Bilbergia Group and were approved in November 2011.

In November 2014, one of the buildings apart of the 111+222 development–the Brisbane Skytower–was approved for construction.[7][8]

Construction progress[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World's Tallest Skyscrapers by Country". Emporis. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Tony Moore (November 2011). "'Bon-Bon' tower to hit 274 metres". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Another victim: Brisbane tower project suspended". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Lyell, Kim (2010-07-28). "Brisbane city Vision Tower project site sold". ABC. 
  5. ^ Marissa Calligeros (21 October 2010). "'We will develop an iconic building for Brisbane'". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Vogler, Sarah; Caldwell, Anna (15 January 2011). "Cave-in fears for Brisbane's Mary St due to flood damage". Herald Sun. Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Rosanne Barrett (October 22, 2014). "Skytower just part of hole story". The Australian. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brisbane's tallest tower on its way". Editorial Desk AAU. Architecture Media Pty Ltd. 16 Apr 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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