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Highline Apartments – 8 Bank St, West End

By Luke O'Kelly

Complex Overview

Highline comprises 140 apartments over eight levels, completed in early 2017. The majority of the apartments in this complex are two bedroom apartments, of which there are 96. There are a further 44 x one bedroom apartments and just 2 x three bedroom apartments. The three bedroom apartments are located on the ground floor.

The two bedroom apartments range from 64m² to 86m² internally. The majority of the two bedroom apartments at Highline are of a larger size and feature kitchen islands and separated bedrooms that are accessible from opposite sides of the living area. The balconies on the two bedroom apartments range from 11m² to 40m². They come with a mixture of 1 or 2 car spaces each.

Recent Sales

There has been no re-sales of apartment in the complex, current as at Feb 2020

Features

  • 142 apartments over eight levels
  • 44 x one (1) bedroom apartments; 96 x two (2) bedroom apartments; 2 x three (3) bedroom apartments
  • Strikingly designed white facade
  • Located at 8 Jane Street, West End
  • High quality interiors designed by Hecker Guthrie
  • Rooftop pool deck

Development Background & Construction

Designed and built by locals Noel Robinson Architects and Charlie Woodward, Highline features a modulated facade, with recessed concrete screens balancing light and shade, whilst accentuating the building’s floor-to-ceiling windows and generous-yet-secluded balconies. Positioned on Bank Street in West End, the development includes a total of 142 units. The building accommodates 36 visitor car parks. Highline also includes a breathtaking rooftop pool and lounge with barbecue area, looking out over the surrounding city skyline.


Design

Highline’s sleek interiors have been designed by renowned Melbourne interior-design studio Hecker Guthrie, complementing the strong architectural geometry of the exterior with freestanding angled insertions that provide a sense of space and flow within each apartment. A sophisticated palette of white on white contrasts with elements of warmth and the natural sunlight that spills in through the wide windows. Fine matte-black detailing is sprinkled throughout, including kitchen and bathroom tapware and door handles.

Renowned for their commitment to aesthetic perfection, Hecker Guthrie are much published and well awarded for their range of hospitality, residential and retail spaces. A firm at the cutting edge of design, they are one of the most respected and recognised contemporary interior design talents in the country. Their creative solutions maintain that balance of sophistication, elegance and simplicity against a contemporary backdrop. Innovation and creativity work beautifully alongside performance and liveability.

Design Inspiration

The rooftop area at Highline features an infinity pool with BBQ and entertaining area. Apartments alternatively look towards the city and river or towards an internal garden that is created by the ‘U’ shape of the entire building. Overall, the views are quite suburban.

Being a BPM project, you know that the inside of these apartments are going to be trendy. The aesthetic that these apartments have is being emulated by a number of new projects in Brisbane at the moment, but BPM wear this look as their brand. The apartments are very sleek, clean and minimal inside with lots of sharp lines and contrasting colours. It’s a sophisticated and modern approach to interior design which works very well in our view.

Location

Stepping out from Highline is to immediately connect with West End and its cosy bars and buzzing cafes, weekend markets and artistic locals. The Boundary Street precinct is one of Brisbane’s busiest restaurant/shop/bar/cafe areas. It is just 500m away from Highline, meaning residents can walk there in a few minutes. Here, you will find places like Rumpus Room, Archive Bar, Brisbane Brewing, Grill’d and Little Greek Taverna among many others. This is a great strip at any time of the day.

500m in the other direction is another great little entertainment spot on Montague Road and in Davies Park. Davies Park is home to the West End Markets which are on every Saturday and are renowned for their good produce and big crowds. Montague Road also has lots of shops and cafes.

Highline is also essentially across the road from West End State School which is an old, well-established primary school with a large oval and swimming pool on campus. The complex is also within the Brisbane State High School catchment area. Brisbane State High School is arguably the best publicly funded high school in Brisbane and getting a spot in the school is very difficult if you don’t live within the catchment. Being close to the city, Highline is also close to the major private schools like Grammar, Terrace and All Hallows. University of Queensland (UQ) is easily accessible by bus, bike and foot via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge which connects nearby Highgate Hill to UQ.

West End is a small inner city suburb that is located 1km south of the CBD, on the other side of the Brisbane River. It is bordered by Highgate Hill and South Brisbane.

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