Skyhold Prepares to Kickstart $150-Million Fender Katsalidis Designed Project in Balmoral, Brisbane

Skyhold Balmoral Designed by Fender Katsalidis
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Developer Skyhold is gearing up to break ground on its $150-million Brisbane Fender Katsalidis designed project after the purchase of the Balmoral site settled. The acquisition of the 23,265 square meter site marks a strategic move for Skyhold, as it ventures into the vibrant East Brisbane market.

Situated in the sought-after suburb of Balmoral, the development promises modern living spaces immersed in lush greenery. With renowned design firm Fender Katsalidis (FK) at the helm, the collaboration aims to deliver 177 homes tailored to meet the evolving needs of residents.

Skyhold Balmoral Managing Director Zhen Chen stated,

 “We’re pleased to be working with FK who have extensive experience in residential apartment planning on this challenging site, which was formerly a quarry and features a significant conservation zone, to bring different housing typologies to cater to diverse residents, from young families to downsizers and retirees.”

^Skyhold Balmoral Designed by Fender Katsalidis (Image: FK)
^Skyhold Balmoral Designed by Fender Katsalidis (Image: FK)
^Skyhold Steetscape along Lytton Road in Balmoral (Image: FK)
^Skyhold Steetscape along Lytton Road in Balmoral (Image: FK)

Carefully crafted to harmonize with the surrounding streetscape, the architecture reflects a thoughtful integration into the local neighbourhood character. Offering a diverse range of dwelling types, from contemporary townhouses to spacious apartments, the project caters to a wide spectrum of lifestyles.

FK Principal Jessica Lee commented on the design of the project situated on a rare inner site of this size,

 “At 2.3ha, the site is uncommonly large for an established inner city residential neighbourhood, and what makes it more compelling is the expanse of protected greenery inviting a feeling of a verdant sanctuary within the suburb.”

“We’re committed to preserving and enriching the existing greenery, creating an immersive, leafy environment for future residents on site. This approach not only enhances the natural surroundings but also respects the privacy of neighbouring houses.”

^The Skyhold Balmoral Site Location at 91 Lytton Road
^The Skyhold Balmoral Site Location at 91 Lytton Road

The designs for this development focus on creating a resort-style residence that caters to families while fostering a sense of community. With amenities such as two outdoor pools, remote working areas, a private dining function room, gym facilities, and ample bicycle storage, the development offers a perfect balance of privacy and communal living.

The lush greenery surrounding the site complements the natural, earthy colors featured in the designs. Open corridors in each building promote cross-ventilation and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, inviting residents to connect with nature.

Wellness and a connection to the outdoors are central themes throughout the development, with a focus on natural materials and biophilic design principles enhancing the interior environments.

“Inspired by the site’s natural environment, including its greenery and distinctive contours, our aim is to extend the immersive experience from arrival into the heart of the precinct. From the main entry right through to the front door is a journey for residents – beginning down the leafy driveway through the grand lobby and into breezy corridor ways before stepping into their home – a quintessentially Brisbane experience.” – added Jessica Lee.

^Skyhold Apartments (Image: FK)
^Skyhold Apartments (Image: FK)
^Skyhold Townhouses (Image: Fender Katsalidis)
^Skyhold Fender Katsalidis Townhouses (Image: FK)

Furthermore, the project pays homage to the site’s topography, featuring stepped built forms that echo the area’s history of quarrying. Deep soil planting covers 28% of the site, exceeding the requirements set by the Brisbane City Council, in a bid to mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce carbon emissions.

With design approval secured, Skyhold’s visionary project is poised to set new standards for contemporary living in Brisbane, promising residents a harmonious blend of luxury, sustainability, and community living.

“Balmoral’s tight-knit community inspired our approach to the design of 91 Lytton Road, we wanted to create spaces that cultivate connection and togetherness. Just 5km from the CBD, merged with convenience with great local transport links, we aimed to bring a sanctuary-like atmosphere within the site that will be a great addition to the suburb.” FK associate Justin McLennan said.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant Oxford Street in Bulimba, Balmoral offers residents and visitors a prime Brisbane destination. Oxford Street is famous for its trendy boutiques, bustling cafes, and lively atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment. With Skyhold Balmoral in close proximity to Oxford Street, buyers will be able enjoy easy access to all the amenities and excitement that this bustling precinct has to offer, adding to the allure of this sought-after neighborhood as a prime Brisbane destination.

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