Development approved for Annerley Supermarket

Brisbane City Council has approved the proposed new supermarket for Annerley on Ipswich Road, which comes with local support and pent-up demand. The POWE Team has been working with Capital Transactions to design a carefully considered response to the site context, including the heritage-listed Glassworx on the corner.

Verandas on the supermarket rear wall and arch frieze accents between structural elements break down the façade mass and reflect the local vernacular, along with layered planting and complementary coloured glass.

Architectural render of the approved Annerley Supermarket.
Architectural render of the approved Annerley Supermarket.

Read more here: Annerley Supermarket

What a Blast! 2020 Christmas Party @ Smoked Garage – A big ‘Thank You’

Thanks to everyone who attended our Christmas party at the awesome @smoked_garage_brisbane, it was magic!

In a year like no other, where social contact was heavily sanitised and face to face meetings were reduced to Zoom and Teams, the best thing we could do was to bring everyone together, celebrate getting through this difficult year together and importantly, say:

thank you

Thank you to everyone for your determination, tenacity and resilience while we’ve navigated through all this uncertainty. For your understanding and patience during the lockdown, when we all worked remotely and did our best to seamlessly deliver your projects, we say thank you.

To our new clients for showing faith in us, to our long term clients for your support and loyalty, and to everyone for keeping us informed and sharing your thoughts and opinions during unpredictable times; thank you. Thank you for understanding how important cashflow is to a business of our size. And thank you for checking in on us from time to time just to see if we were doing OK. It meant a lot and reminded us that:

we are all in this together

The latest economic figures suggest we are on the road to recovery and we’re excitedly looking forward to a positive start for 2021.

Happy festive season and a happy New Year!

Business as Unusual

Business as usual – just a little differently

POWE Architects has always had a commitment to engaging with the best technology and we have invested in both our people and this technology to enable our team to work from any location with an internet connection. By the time you receive our March newsletter or read this post, we will all be working remotely; business as unusual.

Thanks to the co-operation and commitment of our team, it has been a seamless transition for our people and our clients.

While we may not all be in the office, our project teams are available to you through email, phone or other technology such as video conferencing. As has always been the case, no matter where we are, any team member can access and work on files remotely and are contactable through their usual email and phone numbers.

108 Wickham Street Front Door
We may not be at the front door, but we’re just a phone call away.

We are confident we can continue to deliver your projects over the coming weeks and look forward to your understanding and patience while we all deal with the current challenges.

Please feel welcome to contact us to discuss your next project.

Magical Milestone for Eden’s Crossing

Last month saw the grand opening of the new Kids Magic early learning centre at Eden’s Crossing. The brand new milestone centre caters to 82 children and has been our first completed for De Luca Developments.

Children's playground, Kids Magic child care centre
Kidz Magic at Eden’s Crossing

The facility provides a valuable service to the surrounding Eden’s Crossing residential catchment and will soon be supported with the imminent opening of a new 7-Eleven service station and DA approved McDonald’s restaurant.

When complete, the development will provide what we believe is a quality example of horizontal mixed-use development servicing a local residential community.

Children's playground, Kids Magic child care centre
Quality materials provide engaging outdoor areas for children

Click through to see what else Michael Ellis is leading to delivery for our clients.

Coles Flagstone opens to queueing crowds


Coles Flagstone Village opened ahead of schedule last weekend, on March 21.

While the COVID19 pandemic postponed Coles’ planned fanfare opening festivities, shoppers were not deterred, lining up from daybreak to experience their new local store.

Flagstone Village Community page posted photos & announcements from the opening: click through to view here.

Coles Flagstone opening event

Click through to Jimboomba Times article with more photos of the store opening.

Congratulations to all team members involved including DMA Partners & Hutchinson Builders.

Click through to check out some of our other recent Coles projects;

Coles Rochedale

Coles Yarrabilba

And the upcoming Coles as part of the Buderim Retail Centre.