The brief was to re-develop the upper floors of the building on the corner of the Esplanade and Shield Street, next to the new CUQ headquarters in Cairns. The concept is based on the student accommodation concept Urbanest, an established accommodation brand in other Australian cities, however new to North Queensland region.
Esplanade Central was designed to offer student accommodation with focus on a community feel, with generous amount of study areas and social spaces which encourage to meet and communicate whilst private rooms are kept compact yet cleverly planned. Various room options are available from single to quadruple share, all with en-suites. A community roof top facility has been incorporated into the existing structures whist maintaining the overall roof.
The project has undergone Schematic Design and has been submitted for Development Approval.