The best apartments to check out on the Gold Coast during the Games


Construction is expected to start on a 21-storey residential tower at Broadbeach in coming weeks, which would offer breathtaking architecture with ocean views.

With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, all eyes will be on the Gold Coast as a hub of glitz, glamour and adventure. These new developments shine a spotlight on all the region has to offer.

Elysian has been created as an antidote to the concrete jungle.

Spread across 825 square metres, it is the epitome of boutique urban design, set in the heart of buzzing Broadbeach.

Nearby destinations include the Star Casino, Patten Park, Oasis Shopping Centre, the Kurrawa Surf Club — and of course, the beach just across the road.
Plus, there’s the nearby Convention Centre or the Broadbeach Bowls Club, both of which will be hosting events during the Commonwealth Games.
The sleek, modern development has been designed to harmonise with the natural environment, promoting sustainable living and environmental consciousness.

Its orientation was specifically chosen to fill rooms with natural light while minimising the harsh western sun, and over 75 percent of apartments enjoy two orientations of the breathtaking view.

A natural ventilation system is also in place throughout the complex to capture the ocean breeze without the use of mechanical systems, so the building can be cooled in a sustainable way.

Elysian offers two and three-bedroom apartments over 21 storeys, starting at $645,000 and limited to four per floor to maximise space and privacy. There are also limited numbers of beach villa and penthouse residences.Interiors feature a soft colour palette and mixed-natural textures to drive a minimalist yet raw aesthetic, while incorporating luxury details like imported stone and feature pendant lighting.

Sharp lines and metallic accents also lend an air of understated sophistication to the open-plan living spaces, drawing the eye to the ocean horizon.
Across the communal spaces, residents can access dining areas, a pool and sauna, a gym, a yoga studio and a virtual concierge service.
Elysian is at 185 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, Queensland.

For more details, drop by the sales display at the above address, call 1300 135 550.

Boutique tower set to become part of the Gold Coast skyline


Construction is expected to start on a 21-storey residential tower at Broadbeach in coming weeks, which would offer breathtaking architecture with ocean views.

DEMOLITION started on a block of Broadbeach units this week to make way for a boutique residential tower.
Construction will start on the $79 million Elysian Broadbeach project, by developer Spyre Group, once the rubble is cleared at the 825sq m site on the corner of Old Burleigh Rd and Margaret St.

Its 65 apartments over 21 levels will blend breathtaking architecture with hi-tech design and ocean views.
They will range in size from 79sq m to 131sq m and be priced between $645,000 and $1.32 million depending on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and its position.

CBRE director of residential projects Nicholas Clydsdale said construction was expected to be finished within the next year.
He said they had already sold 25 apartments in 12 weeks. “We’ve had a really strong response – we’ve sold half of the stock we’ve released,” Mr Clydsdale said. He said the majority of buyers were locals who wanted to upgrade their Broadbeach properties. “They’re heavily owner occupier,” Mr Clydsdale said. He said some of the apartments had been amalgamated at the buyers’ request. “They’ve come to us and said, ‘can we put these two together?,” he said.



BRISBANE developer Spyre Group has made a spectacular Gold Coast debut with the unveiling of an exquisite boutique residential tower with a high-tech twist at Broadbeach.

The $79 million Elysian Broadbeach project will rise 21 levels and blend breathtaking architecture with high-tech design and priceless ocean views.
Comprised of 65 residences, the curvaceous and striking Elysian is aimed squarely at luxury owner-occupier buyers seeking a prestige apartment lifestyle right next to the beach.

Elysian will take shape on an 825sqm site at the corner of Old Burleigh Road and Margaret Street, with commanding views of the beachfront and located 600 metres from Pacific Fair and The Star Gold Coast.

The landmark tower will introduce to the Gold Coast high-rise development scene a high-tech automated vehicle storage system that significantly enhances the parking capacity of a development of this scale and allows most apartments to each have two car spaces.
Spyre Group director Andrew Malouf said Elysian would redefine the standard of luxury apartment living in Broadbeach by melding stunning architecture with intelligent cutting-edge design.

“Thanks to its corner position, all Elysian apartments will boast ocean views along with spacious floorplans and interiors awash in natural light,” Mr Malouf said.

“Creating something different is a hallmark of the Spyre Group philosophy and we are thrilled with what we have planned for our first Gold Coast project on this amazing site in the heart of Broadbeach.

“We believe Elysian will match and exceed the discerning expectations of the growing luxury owner occupier apartment market.”
Mr Malouf said the inclusion of the innovative automatic parking system would benefit Elysian’s residents and the surrounding neighbourhood.

“This system is a step forward for residential tower development on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“It is the first of its kind for Queensland, allowing cars to be parked smoothly and safely, and eliminating the problem of impossibly tight parking spaces and blind spots.

“From a security perspective, this system offers the ultimate peace of mind as the car is firmly locked in when parked and retrieved by the owner through swipe card access.

“It also will reduce the need for on-street parking and, in doing so, diminish Elysian’s impact at street level, which is an important consideration for residential tower projects in extremely popular suburbs like Broadbeach.

“We see it as forward-thinking design that will have positive impacts in the short to very long term.”
Elysian will overlook the beachfront Pratten Park to the east and Broadbeach Primary School to the south while offering ocean views that can never be built out.

The development will comprise a total of 56 two and three-bedroom apartments, plus three spacious villas and six premium penthouses. The villas and penthouses have yet to be released to the market. Two-bedroom apartments in Elysian are priced from $645,000 and three bedroom apartments from $1.32 million.

Spyre Group, which has more than $250 million in development projects under way, has gained a reputation over a decade for creating sophisticated and innovative living spaces in sought-after locations in inner Brisbane. Its Brisbane projects include the $78 million SOKO Waterfront Apartments and the $6 million SOKO Sky Homes, both in West End, and the $41 million Zhara New Farm luxury boutique development.

“After having established a strong track record in Brisbane, the Elysian project in Broadbeach is the realisation of Sypre Group’s strategic decision to invest in this growing South East Queensland residential market,” said Nicholas Clydsdale, director of CBRE Residential Gold Coast which is marketing Elysian.
“There is strong demand for owner occupier product in the central precinct, particularly for properties close to the beach,” Mr Clydsdale said.

“Sypre’s understanding of the requirements of these buyers has resulted in an innovative design that honours its beachfront location and will deliver a new architectural icon to the Broadbeach streetscape. “There has been strong enquiry in the project during pre-release, particularly from the local market.”


Queensland property developer Spyre Group has secured an 825 square metre site on the Gold Coast, with plans to create a new boutique luxury apartment building. The site is located on 185 Old Burleigh Road in Broadbeach and was acquired this month for $6.35 million. Spyre’s proposed apartment building would span 30 levels with 102 units, subject to planning approvals. Brisbane architecture firm ML Design was appointed to create the future development, with an early vision for the building showing a curvaceous form that takes advantage of the corner site’s never-to-be-built out views in two ocean front directions. The proposed development will overlook Pratten Park to the ocean and also offer expansive views to the south, over the neighbouring Broadbeach State School oval.

Spyre Group Director Andrew Malouf said it would target local owner occupiers, providing only two to three units per floor plate and expansive interiors geared to take in the views. It will lodge a planning application over the coming weeks, with the aim to commence sales upon approval later this year. Spyre’s acquisition adds to its current $220 million pipeline which includes SOKO Waterfront in Brisbane’s burgeoning West End and boutique luxury apartment project Zahra in New Farm, where it has transacted over $20 million in sales since launching in November last year. Acquisition of the Broadbeach site involved the consolidation of eight titles and saw the team liaise with eight individual unit holders in an off-market transaction for the sale to be successful.

“Our approach has always been to find good sites as a start and we identified this corner lot as having immense potential, particularly for high-end owner-occupiers,” Mr Malouf said. “We drove past it on a Sunday and within a fortnight the deal was being done. We came to the tenants collectively with an offer and they saw us as a group they were happy to work with and they were happy with our vision for the site.”.


A BOOM is building in the Gold Coast precinct of Broadbeach and another developer has bought into the action. Brisbane-based Spyre Group has snared a beachfront site in a $6.35 million off-market deal for its first Coast foray. PACIFIC FAIR’S FAR-REACHING IMPACT It is planning a high-end apartment tower comparable to its recent projects at the northern end of the Pacific Motorway in Brisbane’s inner-city West End and New Farm. The 825sq m corner holding at 185 Old Burleigh Rd is occupied by an existing older-style, two-storey block of eight units.

Ray White’s Daniel Janho, who negotiated the deal with colleague Matthew Fritzsche, said Spyre Group’s debut acquisition on the Coast coincided with a major resurgence in activity in the Broadbeach hub — including the redevelopments of The Star casino and Pacific Fair shopping centre. The Star is also fuelling the boom with a major redevelopment. Photo: David Clark “This is one of the first beachfront sites to be earmarked for development in the highly sought-after precinct leading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” Mr Janho said. A number of apartment towers are being built in the Broadbeach area. The revamped Pacific Fair has been a game-changer for Broadbeach They include Morris Property Group and Amalgamated Property Group’s 40-level Qube tower and Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group’s 35-storey The Beach Apartments. Spyre Group director Andrew Malouf said a development application would be lodged in coming weeks seeking approval for a 30-storey building comprising up to 102 luxury apartments. “We have long aspired to develop a boutique premium-grade development in the Broadbeach area,” he said.

Qube is a 40 level high-rise built on the corner of Queensland and Jubilee avenues at Broadbeach Mr Malouf said it was important for every single unit to have ocean views. “From our perspective it was all about finding the right site with that point of difference ... something beachfront that can never be built out, that’s the real kicker,” he said. “We’re typically a high-end luxury developer and we’ll definitely be pushing the boundaries to bring a landmark design to the Gold Coast.” Mr Malouf said the proposed Broadbeach development would target the high-end owner-occupier market.



Queensland property developer Spyre Group has secured one of the Gold Coast’s ocean-side sites with its purchase of 185 Old Burleigh Road in Broadbeach. The 825 square metre site was acquired for $6.35 million with the intention to develop it into a boutique luxury apartment building. It hopes for a high-rise spanning 30 levels with 102 units, subject to planning approvals.

Spyre Group has appointed ML Design, the Brisbane architects, with an early vision for the building showing a curvaceous form. The proposed development will overlook Pratten Park to the ocean and also offer expansive views to the south, over the neighbouring Broadbeach State School oval. Spyre Group director, Andrew Malouf, said it would target local owner occupiers. It will have two to three units per floor plate with the aim to commence sales upon approval later this year. This is the first Gold Coast project for the privately-funded developer, which has extensive experience in the house and land market as well as luxury apartment developments on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Its $220 million pipeline includes SOKO Waterfront in Brisbane’s burgeoning West End, where it is poised to unveil two of Brisbane’s most luxurious penthouses for sale, as well as boutique luxury apartment project Zahra in New Farm, where it has transacted over $20 million in sales since launching November last year. Transacting more than $100 million in apartments in 2016 to 2017, the addition of Broadbeach solidifies the strength of the developer, which has experienced year-on- year growth since its establishment in 2008. Acquisition of the Broadbeach site involved the consolidation of eight titles and saw the team liaise with eight individual unit holders in an off-market transaction for the sale to be successful. “Our approach has always been to find good sites as a start and we identified this corner lot as having immense potential, particularly for high-end owner-occupiers. “We came to the tenants collectively with an offer and they saw us as a group they were happy to work with and they were happy with our vision for the site.”