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  • Bottega Group finalising plans for major new development
  • 17 storey Broadbeach luxury apartment building
  • Unique extensions of the balcony are inspired by the bow of the ship
  • Construction to start this year

Nick Malloch and Louis Mennes from the Botegga Group are currently in the process of finalising plans for a 17-storey luxury apartment project at Broadbeach, which they hope will become an architectural signature piece on the Gold Coast.

The 123OBR project is being built at 123 Old Burleigh Road, which the group purchased back in 2019, with construction set to start this year.

Woods Bagot, the global architectural firm commissioned to design the project, has taken a unique approach by drawing inspiration from the bow of the ship to create the slab extension of the balcony.

The concept of a beach house has been applied to the project with just one apartment per floor and the internal design resembling a traditional coastal home.

The interior designs were led by Tracey Mills of Woods Bagot who has worked on multiple premium projects in Europe and who has personally spent many holidays in Broadbeach with her family.

“Bottega came to us with a site and asked what we thought would work well, which is an incredibly different approach, and it gave rise to a new way of thinking,” said David Lee, associate principal of Woods Bagot, who is the architect for the project.

“The design of 123OBR appears as several luxurious homes stacked vertically on top of each other; it’s a vertical village designed as a beach home.”

123OBR Apartment
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Bottega Group’s Managing Director, Nick Malloch, hopes the laid-back lifestyle makes the project highly appealing.

“The combination of epic surf, stunning vistas and the village-like feel of the local community are alluring in their own right,” he said.

“To enhance the living experience, we have created a design where each residence occupies an entire floor and shares in resort-style amenities.”

The apartments have generous floorplans with three designs including a two-level Pool House, Beach House and a two-level penthouse featuring four bedrooms.

“Our design approach took into account what makes living in Queensland so special, whether that’s waking up or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, catching up with family at the local surf club or living in a community with the friendliness of a close-knit village,” said Mr Malloch.

“Our concept of the verandah grew from there and it is a standout feature of the interior design,”

“The verandah is more than just an arrival space. It’s a place where people eat, entertain and relax, where residents can enjoy the best parts of beachside living.”

Level five will consist of a pool deck alongside a commercial kitchen, dining and a library/office as part of functional facilities.


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