Planned for the future – Newstead Series

Newstead Series has been identified by Savills National Head of Research, Tony Crabb, as a market leader in Brisbane’s prestigious inner city suburb of Newstead.

He concludes the Newstead Series luxury development has been designed to reflect the current and future needs of inner city dwellers, setting aside apartment yield in favour of lifestyle.

The one thing that most forecasters agree on is that there will be further densification of cities as the world’s population grows. People will continue to migrate to central nodes where there is employment and amenity, creating shorter commute times.

In 2016, Savills conducted a global survey entitled “What workers want”. What became glaringly obvious is one thing that enrages people more than anything else – commute times.

Workers, ideally, want their whole life inside 30 minutes. That 30 minutes consists of walk, ride, public or private transport. If, in our built environment, we can deliver the ‘Creative Class’ their ‘Life inside 30 minutes’ then we will create something of lasting value.

The Newstead Series project in inner Brisbane is going a step further. This boutique project is a perfect example of planning for the future, providing a place for the residents to meet, socialise and play, offering communal subtropical gardens, lawns, 25 metre swimming pool, spa, sauna, a fire pit entertaining area, alfresco dining areas, herb garden, outdoor cinema. All this in the heart of Brisbane’s most progressive inner city neighbourhood within walking distance to the river, parks, markets, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, ferry, bus and train.

Tony Crabb says, “It is exactly what is needed as densification intensifies in the inner urban areas – ‘Artwork, Architecture, Open Green Space and Exclusive Amenity’. Those fortunate in investing in this lifestyle will be rewarded in many ways including a premium on their investment as the inner-city areas grow.”

The concept of walkable urban communities is extending across all ages. There are many urban areas with trendy cafes, shops and entertainment that also offer proximity to city centres, schools, and hospitals. However, it is open space, the green spaces under threat as urban populations increase which are the truly rare commodity. Newstead Series stands out as an example of what will be highly sought by inner city dwellers now and into the future. Its riverside location and half an acre of exclusive landscaped green space and resident’s amenity, shown below, says it all.

Read the Savills thought leadership paper ‘Planned for the Future – Newstead Series’.