The large-scale development is pegged to reinvigorate the Albion Village precinct and create a new heart for the suburb, which is touted to become Brisbane’s next inner-city growth area. If approved, Hudson Common will deliver a total of 77 residential apartments including 20 one-bed, 38 two-bed and 19 three-bedroom units. The residential building will feature a rooftop garden as well as a pool and barbecue terrace that will offer 270-degree views of the city and Brisbane River.
Accompanying the apartments will be a brand new seven-storey commercial office tower as well as the complete refurbishment of the existing 10-storey commercial building. The site, which has been labelled an eyesore for years, would be supported by ground-level retail including specialty stores, cafes, restaurants, showroom and a supermarket. With the Cross River Rail network linking up with Albion rail station, the suburb is set to become one of Brisbane’s most connected locales making it an attractive option for businesses. Cox Architecture and Arkhefield have collaborated as joint architects for the precinct. Development approval for Hudson Common is expected later this year for works to commence in 2021, with completion of the entire precinct forecast for late 2022, early 2023.