In a report by The Courier-Mail, it has been revealed that News Corp Australia is partnering with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Real Estate and Architecture firm Archipelago to realise the vision for Millennium Square, which will aim to establish a ‘city within a city’ in the heart of Bowen Hills. PwC is set to start the process of securing a joint venture partner for the development, which has reportedly been in the works since 2015.
The master plan, as reported by The Courier-Mail, features a state-of-the-art media hub, new residential towers, retail outlets, lifestyle and entertainment amenities, public gardens and access to a redeveloped Bowen Hills train station. The first stage will include a commercial office tower that is reportedly house The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail, The Australian, Quest, News Regional Media and Sky News. Other digital technology, media and new knowledge companies will also be able to obtain tenancies in the building. Stage two will most likely begin after 2020, and will include a hotel, upwards of seven apartment towers, a subterranean retail centre, a cinema and restaurants.
Images: Millennium Square artist’s impression by Archipelago