Construction commences on $51 million West End apartments

11 - 07 - 16


Turrisi Properties has commenced construction on $51 million West End development Bohemia just two months after launching sales.

“The unusually short lead time is a reflection of the strong interest we’ve seen in Bohemia,” Turrisi Properties’ managing director Gaetano Turrisi says.

“We are already moving toward fifty percent sold, and that’s allowed us to break ground ahead of programme.”

Developer Turrisi Properties has appointed Sommer & Staff builders to the $25 million construction contract for 94 dwellings located 1.8 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.

“We’ve proudly appointed Brisbane-based builders to the project. Sommer & Staff have an outstanding track record for delivering high quality apartment developments,” Gaetano Turrisi says.

“With Brisbane-based builders, architects and a local developer involved in the project, we are all invested in delivering an outstanding development that enhances West End.”

Bohemia is designed by ROTHELOWMAN architects with a contrasting dual-fronted façade. One side – featuring a jagged ‘saw-tooth’ roof pattern – responds to the warehouses of the suburb’s past; the other displays contrasting white panels in a reference to the area’s timber and tin cottages.

While honouring the suburb’s past, ROTHELOWMAN’s design reflects the modern West End in Bohemia’s interiors, using varying lustres and shades of materials throughout.

“The location on Jane Street is the true West End and has strong appeal for people living in the area,” Turrisi says.

“It’s not even 500 metres to all the bars, cafes and live music venues on Boundary Street, and it’s a 100-metre stroll to the greenery of Davies Park and the farmers’ market.”

West End is one of Brisbane’s fastest evolving suburbs; with the average West End resident aged 20-39 years (according to Domain), the area is comprised of an eclectic mix of singles and families, owners and tenants.

Bohemia presents a benchmark of quality, with the highest quality detailing carried through from the facades to the interiors, which feature soft contrasts in a range of materials and luxurious finishes in the bathrooms and kitchens.

Reflecting this level of care, and the architect and builder’s local credentials, Bohemia is designed to attract a high percentage of owner-occupiers. Bohemia follows the popularity of Turrisi’s other West End apartment projects INK and The Glass Factory, which also sold extremely well in the owner-occupier market.

“We stand behind what we build,” Turrisi says. “Our developments are created with living in mind, and that’s why they appeal to both owner-occupiers and investors.”

Bohemia includes a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments starting at $390,000.

Construction is expected to be complete by late 2017.

A display gallery is open at 81 Jane Street, West End, next to the Bohemia site.

For sales enquiries: Position Property 1300 002 227