There must be something in the water north of Brisbane. An increasing number of our clients are looking to the Sunshine Coast for development opportunities and finding a lot to like. POWE Architects has been designing changes to the commercial landscape from Beerwah to Noosaville and there seems no immediate end in sight. Undoubtedly, a lot of the development growth north of Brisbane is happening as a result of the construction and employment associated with the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital precinct, the expansion of the Sunshine Coast airport, the Council’s revitalisation of the Maroochydore Town Centre and Caloundra CBD and commitment from Stockland to the AURA project at Caloundra South.
This confidence in the Sunshine Coast market has also been supported by our clients with the expansion of the Woolworths, IGA and Target anchored Beerwah Village shopping centre and the construction of a new Officeworks at Maroochydore. Currently, construction is well progressed on Stage 1 of the Coles Sippy Downs project by Hutchinson Builders, on the POWE designed 4 storey, Kingsford Apartments at 57-59 Kingsford Smith Parade, Maroochydore (kingsfordapartments.com.au) and on a new service centre at Noosaville which includes 7-Eleven fuel, KFC, Jax Tyres and Repco. Public advertising closed recently for a new Woolworths based shopping centre at Buderim and we are currently working on the early design phases for a medical centre in Maroochydore.