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Southpoint Sales Soar - Courier Mail 11/11/2017

A SURGE in sales has seen $12 million in new apartments at the $600 million Southpoint development at South Bank sold in just 60 days.

The highest price achieved at the $600 million Anthony John Group development was $5.4 million, with a local buyer snapping up the home-sized 380sq m Emporium Residence with 20m city/river-facing balcony.

Just four Emporium Residences are still available for purchase, with construction on the development due for completion early to mid-next year.

Southpoint sales agent Bryce O’Conner said local interest had remained strong, with the development ticking the right boxes for buyers at all price levels.

“The interest in Southpoint continues to be exceptional. The combination of the location, which is unparalleled, fantastic retail and dining amenity, and overall quality and finish has been a real winning formula,” he said.

“I have no doubt that if Southpoint had another residential building we would sell out again.”


Emporium Hotel South Bank’s Top Eco Design Honours

Before it has opened, the new flagship Emporium Hotel Southpoint is drawing an acclaimed line in the sand, having just received EarthCheck Design Certification, the first project in the country to achieve such status.

Achieving EarthCheck Design Certification places the new hotel in a unique worldwide group of sustainable buildings that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard, with the exclusive EarthCheck science inside.

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Emporium Hotel Wins Big at World Travel Awards

Congratulations to Emporium Hotel who have been named Australia's Leading Boutique Hotel at the 2017 World Travel Awards! This is the third consecutive year they have claimed this highly esteemed title - an amazing feat made even more special given this is their 10th anniversary year.

We can't wait to see what this amazing team delivers for their new flagship hotel when it opens its doors here at Southpoint in early 2018! Congratulations!

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Celebrity chef Moran the latest tenant in South Bank development

Published in The Australian, 16/02/17

Anthony John Group’s $600 million Southpoint development in Brisbane has completed another milestone with the opening of its retail and dining complex.

Anchor tenant Woolworths opened last week in the 5000sq m Grey Street retail precinct and specialty outlets — including Neil Perry’s Burger Project, Mrs Luu’s, Pour Boy and Artisan Bakery — will open tomorrow. The openings mark another milestone in the eight-year development process of the triple-tower, mixed-use precinct on what was billed as the “last piece of Southbank”. 

Anthony John Group chief executive Shane Bulloch told The Australian the huge development was “coming to fruition” after a long process of planning and construction. Apartment sales in the development launched in 2013.

Mr Bulloch said Collins Place, the striking heritage building at the centre of the 3800sq m development, attracted strong interest from potential operators. It will be the new home of a fresh offering from celebrity chef Matt Moran.


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Exciting New Chapter For South Bank’s Historic Collins Place

Hospitality management group Solotel plans to breathe new life into the heritage listed Collins Place at Southpoint, creating a “modern” Queensland pub with design features that stay true to the buildings rich heritage and Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate.

An architectural focal point in Anthony John Group’s $600m mixed-use development in South Bank, the 127-year-old building was originally built around 1890 for Ship Inn proprietor Michael Foley.

The building has had many lives, from a fashionable residence to police station and restaurant Spaghetti House during World Expo 88.


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Southpoint Heralds New Wave of Retail & Dining for South Bank

After much anticipation, Anthony John Group is proud to announce the first of many exciting retailers that will call Southpoint home when operations commence in February 2017.

Located over two levels, Southpoint’s 4,500sqm retail and dining precinct will sit directly under Flight Centre’s new global headquarters and offer a mix of casual and formal dining along with fresh food and convenience to South Bank’s burgeoning tourist, worker and resident populations. 

Anthony John Group Managing Director Tony John said that Southpoint will provide a complimentary mix of retail to South Bank’s current offering in a singular location.

“We are creating a village style atmosphere that supports an upmarket destination appeal with a balanced blend of neighbourhood services and food in one central location.”  

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Southpoint Retail and Dining

West End Magazine

The development of Southpoint will bring brand new dining and retail options to South Bank from February 1, 2017. Consuming more than two levels, Southpoint will sit directly under Flight Centre’s new global headquarters, and will offer a mix of casual and formal dining along with fresh food.


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Market Confidence Drives Sell-Out of Southpoint Residential Tower - Quest Community News

The third tower in Anthony John Group’s $600 million Southpoint project has sold out, securing $146 million worth of apartment sales. The development, now under construction at South Bank, is still more than a year away from completion. 

Group managing director Tony John said local buyers had dominated all stages of the project.

“Over 70% of purchasers in Southpoint have been local – which is particularly significant given the slowdown in interstate and offshore activity,” he said.

“From day one the local market has demonstrated confidence in this development due to its exceptional qualities. 

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Buyers Need To Be Quick - Courier Mail - Home Magazine

Starting from $1.8m only five of the exquisite Emporium Residences are all that remain for sale within Anthony John Groups Southpoint development.

A $5.4m premium apartment is the epitome of luxury and lifestyle with uninterrupted views over Brisbane City and the river, exclusive access to the award winning services of the new flagship Emporium Hotel and comes with three secure carpark spaces.

Anthony John Group CEO, Shane Bulloch talks to the Courier Mail about the progress and completion of this iconic development.


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Brisbane's Southpoint to get $4m Ned Kahn art façade - The Australian

 A shimmering multi-million-­dollar art installation will be created along the facade of Brisbane’s $600m Southpoint development.

Anthony John Group has engaged San Francisco artist Ned Khan to develop the $4.35 million work across 3800sq m of the three buildings in the major Southbank development.

Thousands of miniature extruded aluminium panels in four metallic colours will be placed across the podium to allow a movable, reflective artwork that flutters in the wind. 

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New $4.35m Art Installation for South Bank's Southpoint - Brisbane Development

Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Ned Kahn has been commissioned to transform the façade of Anthony John Group’s $600m Southpoint development into one of Australia’s largest public art installations.

The yet-to-be-named piece, which on completion will measure over 3,800square metres, is set to unite the three towers that comprise the development via a spectacular kinetic screen.

Thousands of tiny panels of extruded aluminium in four different metallic tones will be placed within specified pixel layouts, with every panel able to move independently to complete the vision for a wind-responsive artwork that reflects light. 

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$600m Development Will Become Major Public Art Installation - The Urban Developer

Environmental artist Ned Khan has been commissioned to transform the façade of Anthony John Group’s $600m Southpoint development into one of Australia’s largest public art installations.

Drawing inspiration from nature and the local landscape–in this case interpreting the afternoon light that turns the Brisbane river from daytime brown into shiny and reflective bronze, gold and silver tones – Khan seeks to manifest nature in an urban setting.

“I’ve always looked at my artworks as potentially serving as reminders of how beautiful and mysterious nature is, with the hope that when people have an experience of awe while watching a natural process unfold, it can fuel their compassion towards the natural world. " - Ned Kahn 


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Flight Centre Travel Group Global Headquarters to Open Soon - West End Magazine

The first stage of the much anticipated Southpoint development is set to open it's doors within a matter of weeks.

ASX listed Flight Centre Travel Group will be taking up residency as the sole tenant of Southpoint's commercial tower which will eventually house close to 2000 people.

This unique, modern open-plan office space will provide staff with an engagin and inspiring work place with access to a roof top cafeteria and bar overlooking Brisbane City and exclusive use of Wellness and Gymnasium and End of Trip Facilities.

Each floor will be themed around a different aspect of travel, providing inspiration for staff wihin the business. Meeting rooms and quiet rooms will be designed to replicate plane cockpits, London buses, cruise ships and more.

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Apartment Sellout at Southpoint - Urban Developer

Anthony john Group's $600million Southpoint development in Brisbane's South Bank has now sold all 196 dwellings in its final release residential stage, The Apartments.

Anthony John Group Managing Director Tony John said over 70 per cent of purchasers in Southpoint have been local, believing that the development’s ‘exceptional qualities’ has helped bolster local confidence.

“On the last piece of private land to be developed in South Bank, in one of Australia’s best lifestyle precincts, Southpoint offers its residents stunning apartments, spectacular views and unparalleled access to transport and convenience,” he said. 

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Courier Mail - Top Performing Suburbs Over 10 Years

CoreLogic has listed South Brisbane as one of the Top 10 performing suburbs in the Brisbane area with a staggering 106% increase to median property sales prices since 2006.

CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, Antonia Mercorella states that the key to a property's success is no longer "location, location, location" but rather proximity, infrastructure and employment, three factors that will determine a suburbs popularity and demand.

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Southpoint's $20mil Luxury Sales Splurge - Courier Mail

Demand for high end, luxury residential product has seen a $20 million sales splurge for Anthony John Group's Southpoint development in South Bank.

"The five-star experience is a new level in luxury apartment living that we are forging in Brisbane - where you can literally upgrade your daily life with a full range of hotel services, delivered by a recognised icon in boutique hotel luxury" - Tony John, founder of Anthony John Group

Only seven of the 413 residences within this iconic mixed-use project remain, with a selection of three and four bedroom residences from $1.31mil with an average apartment size of 253sqm. 

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Southpoint Commercial Building receives 5 Star Green Star rating for Office Design (v3)

The commercial tower in Anthony John Group’s $600m Southpoint development has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating for Office Design from the Green Building Council.

Set to be home to Flight Centre’s global headquarters and some 2,500 staff on completion in mid-2016, the commercial tower has been designed with a sustainable future in mind.

Buildings awarded a high Green Star rating in design are proven to outperform normal buildings in terms of comfort, tenant satisfaction and productivity of employees, lower energy and water consumption in turn leading to lower run costs, higher initial value of the building and higher return on investment.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.

Green Star rating tools help the property industry to reduce the environmental impact of buildings, improve occupant health and productivity and achieve real cost savings, while showcasing innovation in sustainable building practices.

The Green Star certificate will also guarantee a higher NABERS rating in all areas upon completion, including energy and water usage, indoor environment quality and waste management. 

Image: Sam Harmsworth - DM, Anthony John Group (centre) accepts the companies Green Star certification with Nadia Forwood – Membership & Sponsorship Manager, GBCA (left) and Anthony Marklund – ESD Principal, Floth (right) 

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Emporium Hotel Concierge Honoured with Exclusive Les Clefs D'Or Title

It is with great pleasure we announce that the Emporium Hotel's Assistant Concierge Paul McLean, has just been admitted to the most prestigious global Concierge Society, Les Clefs d’Or (The Golden Keys).

There are only 44 members of Les Clefs d’Or in Australia and Paul is now the fourth new member our Emporium Hotel has produced since opening in 2007.

"This is such an impressive international recognition of his dedication to meeting each and every guest's needs, no matter how insignificant they may seem" said Emporium Hotel General Manager Peter Savoff.

An outstanding testament to the hotel teams commitment to excellence, the same excellence that will be evidenced at Brisbane's second Emporium Hotel at South Bank upon completion of the $600 million Southpoint development. 

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Southpoint Finalist at 2015 UDIA QLD Awards for Excellence

Anthony John Group's $600m mixed used development Southpoint was last Friday announced a finalist in the Marketing Excellence category at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) QLD Awards for Excellence.

These high profile awards seek out the very best of the best; the people and projects that go beyond the built environment, to create wonderful communities. They celebrate Australia's contemporary knowledge, skills and innovation in the urban development industry and recognise outstanding achievements of high quality developments.

Drawing on Southpoint’s unique attributes, AJG established a highly effective target marketing strategy that delivered a compelling project position through a clever awareness and engagement campaign. This resulted in unprecedented sales success for the creators of the widely acclaimed Emporium Hotel.

Group CEO Shane Bulloch said the key to Southpoint’s success has substantially been driven by the market understanding the clear benefits a mixed-use development of this nature is set to deliver, as well as the absolute rarity of the location and environment it is set in.

“We have over achieved on project objectives due to the strength of market acceptance and understanding of the benefits Southpoint will deliver both owner occupiers and investors. This has been exemplified by the fact over 70% of purchasers in the first two stages are local.”

Innovative sales and communication tools, aimed at enhancing the customer experience, were introduced along with a robust database remarketing strategy that relied on segmentation and targeted messaging.

“Southpoint is such a unique and meaningful development to Brisbane; we wanted to ensure our approach to marketing and communication reflected this.”

Well done to the project team, we are exceptionally proud to have Southpoint recognised. Congratulations also to all the nominees and winners.

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Emporium Wins at 2015 World Travel Awards

Anthony John Group's Emporium Hotel has received another outstanding accolade, being named Australia's Leading Boutique Hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards.

Established in 1993, the awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry and are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.

Congratulations to the team on yet another milestone achievement that continues to highlight their exceptional dedication to delivering customers exquisite stays.


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South Bank CEO says precinct will rise to Queens Wharf Challenge

Sun-Herald: 25th October 2015

The Queens Wharf development is set to change the face of Brisbane's CBD by delivering a world class resort and entertainment precinct with casino, bars and restaurants.

South Bank has long been recognised as Brisbanes premier cultural and lifestyle destination and South Bank Corporation CEO, Jeff Weigh, is confident that the area is set to benefit from the up-coming changes, which will keep the parkland precinct on it's toes.

The introduction of Anthony John Group's, Southpoint development with $40 million retail and dining precinct, second internationally acclaimed Emporium Hotel and Flight Centre's global head office will provide South Bank with the competitive edge it needs to see the precinct thrive.

Mr Weigh directly references Anthony John Group's Southpoint development and the relocation of Flight Centre's global head office as a "real stake in the ground to say that the south side of river is growing into part of the CBD".

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Courier Mail - Southpoint retail goes market-style

Anthony John Group's Southpoint development will have more than 4500sqm of retail space set over two levels and creating a village-market style atmosphere.

Along with the retail and dining opportunities, the heritage listed Collins Place will receive a full refurbishment and stand proudly as a striking entry statement to the development and be transformed into a destination restuarant as it was in World Expo 88.

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Nine News - Shopping Hubs set to crop up across Brisbane

Mixed-use developments offering great amenity have the power to improve property values and drive job creation for locals.

Southpoint's recently unveiled $40m retail plans has featured in this Nine News story, further cementing the developments importance and significance to Brisbane's lifestyle precinct.

Residents of Southpoint can look forward to the convenience and lifestyle of having direct access to these exciting retail and dining opportunities every single day.


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Plans For $40 Million Retail Dining Precinct At Southbank Unveiled

Anthony John Group has unveiled retail precinct plans for its $600 million mixed-use development at Southbank which is set to be delivered in time for the completion of Flight Centre’s global headquarters in mid-2016.

A total of 4,500 sqm will be offered over two levels, including a mixture of fresh food, dining and boutique retail options, catering to South Bank’s rapidly increasing worker, resident, visitor and commuter segments.

Anchor tenant Woolworths has already been secured with a 1200 sqm 20-year lease, giving South Bank its first major supermarket.

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Collins Place: A Feat of Engineering (Courier Mail Home 12/09/2015)

Heritage listed Collins Place is a Brisbane icon. Constructed in 1889 and well known as the Spaghetti House during World Expo 88, it is set to be used as a restaurant again when it receives a new lease of life as part of Anthony John Group's $590m Southpoint mixed-use development in South Bank.

Weighing a staggering 330 tonnes, it has now been been raised to its new height where it will sit proud as part of the entry statement to an exciting new retail and dining precinct.

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South Bank Defends Retail Property of the Year Title

The South Bank precinct has taken out the Retail Property of the Year award for the second year in a row, narrowly edging out Indooroopilly Shopping Centre for the Queensland retail sector’s most prestigious honour.

The Property Council of Australia’s Queensland Retail Property of the Year Awards acknowledges the best in retail properties and precincts and celebrates the contribution of the industry to the broader community.

Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council, Chris Mountford, said that a record 71 finalists were recognised this year across four award categories. The winners were announced last night at Brisbane City Hall with a record crowd of over 400 in attendance.

“The South Bank Precinct’s success over the last two years is a testament to the quality of its multi-precinct experience,” Mr Mountford said.

“The diversity of the South Bank precinct and its broad appeal to all aspects of the community has secured its second consecutive Retail Property of the Year title.”

“South Bank also took out the Excellence in Marketing award for the Neighbourhood and Strip Centres category for their innovative eatSouthBank campaign, which has grown South Bank’s identity as a ‘food lover’s destination’.”

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Emporium Named Best Boutique Hotel at 2015 HM Awards

Once again Anthony John Group's Emporium Hotel has proven its timeless appeal and outstanding commitment to service, winning Best Boutique Hotel at the 2015 Hotel Management Awards.

Despite notable competition from around the country, Emporium continues to cement its position as a leader in delivering customers exquisite stays.

Congratulations to the team on another fantastic achievement.

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Luxury Defined: Courier Mail 01/08/2015

TRUE luxury apartments – the kind that command multi-million dollar price tags – are measured by more than the quality of their fittings.

Anthony John Group Chief Executive Shane Bulloch, developer of South Bank’s Southpoint and the luxury Emporium Residences, said while there were tangibles that defined luxury, such as good apartment design and high-quality finishes, there were intangible lifestyle improvements buyers also looked for.

“That’s a key point of difference for us, such as being able to have room service or, if you’ve been overseas, have the hotel air your apartment, make sure there’s milk in the fridge,” he said.

"If you look at the high-end apartments in New York and London, they're the features that truly define luxury."

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Record Sales Result for Southpoint’s Final Chapter - Courier Mail 30/07/2015

Following the sales success of its first two stages, Anthony John Group’s $590m Southpoint development has transacted over $117million in three months in its final stage release, The Apartments.

The demand experienced upon the initial release of Southpoint in 2013 has helped steam-roll a road to success for the development’s last residential tower, with over 90% now sold.

Located on the corner of Grey and Vulture Streets, The Apartments comprises 196 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments priced from $389,000 to the $3,600,000 penthouse secured early on by a local investor. Building amenity includes a rooftop pool and private residents lounge, a podium level gymnasium, relaxation lawn, BBQ terrace and private dining facilities.

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Hotel Management Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Another fantastic achievement for the Emporium Hotel and the very dedicated team behind it, having been announced a finalist at the 2015 Hotel Management Awards in both the Boutique Hotel and Hotel Bar categories. 

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Flight Centre slides into Annie Yang’s new Brisbane digs

When workers are inducted into the new Flight Centre Brisbane head office, they might be ­surprised to find their new multi-­million-dollar digs include slippery slides linking the executive levels, the shell of a plane and a double-decker bus as meeting rooms.

But leisure and travel retailer Flight Centre’s unusual working arrangements are not standard, eschewing the standard managerial structure for competing teams of “families”, “tribes” and “villages”.

The challenge was making this corporate character fit into an ­office floorplan for Flight Centre’s new global headquarters, and PDT Architects’ Annie Yang was more than happy to oblige.

The end result of the $25 million 15-storey fitout will be a grab-bag of mock hotel lobbies, planes, trains and automobiles and movable office spaces.

“It’s a bit unique, typical offices are not like that,” Ms Yang said.

“This was quite exciting. We’ve got a slide on the executive floors, the top six floors, we have slides connecting those floors. It’s not every day we get that type of brief from a client.”

Flight Centre’s new headquarters will be located within the commercial tower of Anthony John Group’s $590m Southpoint complex at Brisbane’s Southbank.

The travel company wanted to bring its diverse brands together under the one roof, and will ­vacate their current tenancies in Brisbane’s CBD to move their 2000 staff to the 23,000sq m new offices. The staff may not know what will hit them. Offices based around Flight Centre’s ethos of “family” teams of three to eight employees will work around the perimeter of the layout, with meeting rooms and other communal facilities such as the “fire pit” clustered in the middle.

“Within each family they have their own war cries, and they have targets, it’s quite competitive,” Ms Yang said.

“Within the design of each work station we’ve allowed (staff) to personalise each area.” So across each of the levels there is a different focal point, ­tailored to the product each team is tasked with selling.

“Because it was 15 floors we ­decided to do things a bit differently,” Ms Yang said. “Every floor would be themed specifically to the items they actually sell.”

Hence, the bus, the plane and different mock hotel lobbies of varying star ratings as the meeting rooms for different levels who work with each product item.

Flight Centre has signed up to move into Southpoint from the middle of next year.

In doing so, they join Brisbane’s “flight to quality”, away from the central business district, deepening the city’s serious office vacancy problem.

They will move from GPT’s 545 Queen St and MRL Investments’ 316 Adelaide Street on the expiration of their leases.

Southpoint is one of the ­biggest mixed-use transit-orientated developments in Queensland, located in the busy hub of South Bank. Southpoint will also feature a hotel and restaurants as well as apartments.

Source: The Australian, Thursday 25th June 2015

Author: Rosanne Barrett


CLOSING SOON! Southpoint's Iconic "Red Box" Display Suite

Built as an exposition structure, similar to those associated with Expo 88, Southpoint's iconic display suite, complete with a two and three bedroom apartment, will soon close its doors as construction progresses.

Anthony John Group Founder and Managing Director, Tony John, said the unmissable red building at the corner of Grey and Tribune Streets was designed as a tribute to the site's history.

"We wanted our sales office to make a bold design statement to announce to the market that we were actually going to put something very iconic on this last piece of South Bank," he said.

"From the very beginning South Bank, and what it is today - a world-class cultural, entertainment and lifestyle precinct - had it's origins and it evolved from World Expo."

"So we thought it only fitting to create an exposition structure to showcase this very special project on this very last piece of land at South Bank."

Don't miss your absolutely final chance wto view this exquisite work of art. 

South Bank gains heritage listing, protecting its treasured cultural icons

Brisbane's cultural and lifestyle hub has gained heritage listing, which will ensure the protection of it's most iconic buildings from high-rise development.

The Queensland Heritage Council listing covers the Queensland Art Gallery, Performing Arts Centre, Museum as well as part of the state library, due to their historical, architectural and social significance.

The move will protect the riverside precinct from major future development, including the previously propose Newman government plan that had allowed for 30-storey buildings to be constructed above QPAC and the Queensland Museum expansion.

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A Different Backyard - Courier Mail

Southpoint is not only changing the face of South Bank, but creating new and exciting options for family living, previously thought unobtainable in apartments. 

Meet local Southpoint purchasers, the Bassi's, who spoke to the Courier Mail about what they are most looking forward to when they move into their new family home at Southpoint .

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Qld Investor Hot Spots Revealed

Qld Investor Hot Spots Revealed - with South Brisbane Top of the List

Confirming location is still front of mind for investors seeking strong capital growth and yield return. A great story featuring our Southpoint development, set in arguably Brisbane's best address - South Bank.

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Brisbane Times - Union to double Asian-Pacific Plays

German Fund Manager Union Investment's first foray into Australia, it's $200m acquisition of Anthony John Group's Southpoint office tower one year ago, was a "proud moment" for the Group, according to Regional Head of Real Estate Eric Cheah. 

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Moustache Magazine - Emporium Hotel Review

Moustach Magazine have searched tirelessly in an effort to present it's readers with a premium and alternative guide to the best places to eat, shop and visit that will transcend the public to places unlike any other in what they are calling their "BLACLIST".

"As we explore our creative passages sometimes we like to escape, especially in our own city of Brisbane. This is a city that is going through rapid change within its infrastructure and culture, we thought visiting a place that prides itself on luxury and style was needed, hence why the Emporium Hotel was our first venture." - Jo McTavish, Moustache Magazine.Jo M 

After many years in the business, Emporium Hotel remains one of the first points of call when it comes to luxury, style and service, which is what residents of Southpoint and guest of the second Emporium Hotel at South Bank, will be able to incorporate into their lifestyles on a daily basis.

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Greater Density Generates Higher Prices

Apartments in areas of higher density are generating higher values as consumers develop an increasing appetite for apartment living in high-rise towers, according to a report by the Urban Taskforce.

The  detailed research study into the average price of an apartment has found that prices are higher in areas of greater density, says the Urban Taskforce.

“The recent mapping data on density issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) identifies the most dense housing areas of Sydney,” says Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson. “We have assessed the average sales price of apartments in the densest areas and compared this data to nearby areas of lower density.”

“The result of this research is that the sales price of apartments goes up in areas of higher density. The market is showing a clear preference for apartment living in taller towers in denser urban areas.”

Mr Johnson said greater access to amenities was one of the main drivers of demand for these types of apartments.

“These precincts often include restaurants, cafes, gymnasiums, health clinics, cinemas, theatres and jobs close bye,” he said.

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Courier Mail - Hot lister chills late summer scorcher

The Emporium Hotels exquisite design and award winning service has caught the attention of this Courier Mail journalist as the perfect escape from the recent Brisbane heat.

The much anticipated second Emporium Hotel at Southpoint is set to raise the bar in hotel style and service, not only for its guests, but also for purchasers of the Emporium Residences and Emporium Apartments.



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Brisbane voted one of the most beautiful cities by Rough Guide


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Nine News Feature: The raising of Collins Place

This great Nine News feature that aired 8th January 2015, showcases Southpoiint and the raising of the historical Collins Place. Comments by Anthony John Group's GM of Developments - John Curtis and Watpac Project Manager - David McIlwraith. 

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Southpoint residents set to benefit from Brisbane's Hospitality boom

Cuts to red tape and changes to the industry are fueling Queensland's already growing hospitality sector, and South Bank has been singled out as one of the state's top hot spots.

Already an established culinary and lifestyle hub, South Bank is set to experience some of the most exciting developments and the addition of new and creative venues.


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Personal Service and Luxury Living at Emporium Residences

Your own chef, maid services a valet and spa treatments are all on the menu for buyers of Anthony John Group's Emporium Residences at Southpoint.

The new Residences will uphold the luxury standards for which the Emporium is known....

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South Bank ranked 8th most checked into destination on Facebook's Year in Review List

Facebook has released it's annual review of the top 10 topics and places shared  in Australia for 2014.

The big winner this year was Queensland, dominating half of the top 10 with three Gold Coast theme parks, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane's South Bank taking out places in the "Most Checked-Into Places in Australia".

South Bank came in at number 8, ahead of Dream World and Surfers Paradise, further cementing its popularity as Brisbane's premier cultural and lifestyle destination.

A reputation now recognised Australia wide.


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Historic Collins Place reaches new heights

Heritage listed Collins Place has quickly become Southpoint's focal point since the 330-tonne brick building was raised nine metres into the air recently. Built in 1889, the building has served a number of purposes over the years, ranging from a boarding house to retail outlet during Expo 88.

​Collins Place will undergo restoration and refurbishment as part of Anthony John Group's Southpoint development at South Bank, taking pride of place in the planned dining and retail precinct. 

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Emporium Hotel shines at 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards

Brisbane's Emporium Hotel has shone at the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards held last night, winning Best Luxury Accomodation for the third year running and officially entering the Tourism Hall of Fame.

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Emporium Hotel tops list of Brisbane's most sophisticated bars

The Emporium Hotel has topped Creative Drinks' list of Brisbane's most sophisticated and unique bars and nightclubs. The recognition comes following the Hotel's win at the recent 2014 Hotel Management (HM) Awards for Best Hotel Bar in Australia.



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Emporium Continues to Delight Customers With Exquisite Stays

The Emporium Hotel continues to deliver on it's reputation for exquisite stays. 

Despite an increasingly competitive short-stay accommodation market, the multi-award winning Emporium Hotel retains an enviable position of Brisbane's premier boutique hotel.

In the words of one recent happy traveller:

"...This Boutique hotel would have to be the best in Brisbane...The hotel is very contemporary but at the same time classic. The wine bar is casual but sophisticated, the staff incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and efficient. The rooms are lovely and very spacious. Well designed and modern décor. Bed very comfortable and the bathroom was the best."

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Visit the Emporium Hotel website to book your own exquisite stay.

Luxury Defined: Emporium living in demand at Southpoint

October 2014 – Proving that Brisbane’s prestige apartment market is alive and well, Anthony John Group’s luxury offering in their successful Southpoint project has achieved over $52m in five months.

Only nine three and four bedroom apartments that form The Emporium Residences now remain, priced from $1,750,000 to $5,500,000.  

The Group’s Chief Executive Officer Shane Bulloch attributes the success to the quality and uniqueness of the offering in the Brisbane luxury apartment market.  

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Emporium Hotel’s Peter Savoff honoured by worldwide hotel society

General Manager of QTIC member Emporium Hotel, Peter Savoff, was recently awarded the esteemed title of Australian Honorary Member of Les Clefs d’Or or “The Society of the Golden Keys”.  

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2014 HM Awards - Emporium Hotel - Best Hotel Bar and Multiple Finalist

In front of almost 600 hoteliers, industry leaders and major suppliers, the winners of the 2014 HM Awards presented by Sealy have been awarded to some of the Australasian accommodation industry’s brightest stars. 

Held at the prestigious Sydney Town Hall on September 5 and hosted by television personality Larry Emdur, the HM Awards have, for the 13th time, recognised the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

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Chief Concierge holds the Golden Keys

Meet Mr Graham Hodgson – the keeper of secrets, the all-knowing, the magician, the problem solver, the go-to man and the face of Brisbane’s award-winning Emporium Hotel. He is Head Concierge and as of this week, the newest member of the exclusive Les Clefs d’Or Australia, one of the highest accolades for a professional Concierge.  

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Southpoint achieves $83 million Stage-One sell-out

Creator of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Emporium Hotel – Anthony John Group – has sold all 130 apartments of the first residential release of its $590 million Southpoint development.

The luxury one, two and three-bedroom Southpoint Apartments, priced up to $1.7 million, were snapped up by local Brisbane buyers keen to invest in what will soon be one of the largest mixed-use, transport-oriented development projects in Queensland and home to Brisbane’s second boutique Emporium Hotel.

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Construction has started on the Anthony John Group’s $590 million mixed-use development at South Bank

Queensland builder Watpac is now working on the site’s first building, a 13-storey commercial tower.

On completion, the transport-oriented development will include three multi-storey buildings linked by a pedestrian plaza. Luxury apartments, Brisbane’s second Emporium Hotel, shops and offices are all part of the project.

[Image courtesy of The Courier-Mail: L-R Tony John, Watpac's Martin Monro and South Bank Corporation's Jeff Weigh]

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Construction underway at Southpoint

Construction has commenced on Anthony John Group’s $590 million Southpoint development, with Flight Centre’s new headquarters underway.

South Bank’s last remaining development site is now a significant step closer to being one of the largest mixed-use, Transport-Oriented Development (TOD) projects in Queensland, incorporating A-grade office space, convenience-based retail, an upgraded rail station, luxury apartments and Brisbane’s second award-winning Emporium Hotel.

To celebrate the major milestone – which comes just two months after German property investor Union Investment Real Estate purchased Southpoint’s commercial offering in a $200 million forward-funding deal – Anthony John Group today officially welcomed major tenants Flight Centre and Woolworths to the development.

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Brisbane developer Tony John’s offer: indulge yourself at Southpoint tower

Imagine flying into Brisbane on your Embraer Phenom 300 private jet after 10 days of business meetings in New York. You call your apartment manager with a list of requests: pick me up from the airport, walk the dog and organise a cocktail party for 50 guests on Tuesday night.

Brisbane property developer Tony John is in the mood to spoil owners and tenants from the moment they pull up outside his lavish $600 million Southpoint apartment tower complex, which will span an opulent 144-suite Emporium Hotel, 217 apartments and residences, plus a rooftop pool billed as a mini version of the infinity-edged swimming hole atop Singapore’s famous Marina Bay Sands resort complex.

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Southpoint takes off with $200 million commercial sale

In one of Brisbane’s largest property deals, Anthony John Group has sold its Southpoint commercial offering to German property investor Union Investment Real Estate.

The $200m forward-funding deal – which will underpin construction of successful travel company Flight Centre’s new global headquarters – is the Hamburg-based company’s first foray into Australia.

For an interview with Union Investment's Martin Brühl about investment in Australia and Southpoint visit

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Winner announced in Southpoint-sponsored Culinary Adventure competition

Congratulations to Chelsea Rasmussen (pictured above with Southpoint Development Manager Tom Ropelin) for winning the Little Stanley Street Global Culinary Adventure competition!  Chelsea will enjoy a $10,000 Flight Centre voucher courtesy of Anthony John Group and the Southpoint development.

Soon to be Little Stanley Street’s newest neighbour, Southpoint will be home to Flight Centre’s new global headquarters, as well as unrivalled luxury one, two and three-bedroom residences that will be serviced by Brisbane’s second award-winning Emporium Hotel, restaurants and bars, a major supermarket, convenience-based retail and an upgraded South Bank Railway Station.

We hope that you enjoy this fabulous prize Chelsea!

Emporium Hotel takes out top Australian tourism award for the second year running

Anthony John Group's Emporium Hotel has taken the top title for luxury accommodation at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for the second year in a row.

A jewel in Queensland’s and Australia’s tourism crown, the hotel is consistently being recognised nationally and internationally as the best of the best. Being honoured with the Best Luxury Accommodation title for the second consecutive year is an extraordinary achievement, testament to its ownership, team and experience offerings.

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Emporium Hotel named Queensland’s best luxury accommodation for second year running

Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel is set to represent Queensland and defend its title at the Australian Tourism Awards in February after taking out Best Luxury Accommodation at the Queensland Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year.

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Flight Centre to move global HQ to Southpoint

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has officially confirmed that it will move its new global headquarters to Anthony John Group’s Southpoint development.

The global leisure and corporate travel retailer has formally signed a 10-year lease agreement on more than 20,000 sqm of A-grade commercial space at the South Bank site – due for completion in 2016.

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Anthony John Group achieves $100 million of sales in two months

80 per cent sold since August: Southpoint hotel-inspired luxury residences hit the mark.

Unprecedented local market interest has resulted in Anthony John Group securing sales for more than 80 per cent of its first Southpoint apartment release. Some 90 per cent of these sales have been to Brisbane buyers, including many empty nesters downsizing from large suburban family homes.

The creator of the internationally acclaimed Emporium Hotel has also achieved exceptional sales success with its high-end, three-bedroom Residences, selling 25 per cent of its luxury offering since the public launch two weeks ago.

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Historic home to be incorporated in luxury complex

One of South Bank's oldest buildings will be retained and incorporated in an ultramodern $590 million apartment and Emporium Hotel development, launched on Tuesday.

The Collins Place timber home, built on Grey Street in 1889, will be restored as a restaurant and bar as part of the five-year dream of developer Tony John to target the luxury end of the apartment-buyers market.

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South Bank Emporium Hotel development ready to launch

The creator of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Emporium Hotel – Anthony John Group – will launch the first stage of its highly anticipated $590 million Southpoint development to the public in August. 

South Bank’s last remaining development site – located on Grey Street, between Vulture and Tribune Streets – will soon be one of the largest mixed-use, transport-oriented development (TOD) projects in Queensland and home to Brisbane’s second five-star Emporium Hotel. 

Southpoint will also feature 42,000sqm of A-Grade commercial office space and 221 one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments. The first stage of the development will comprise a 21-level building with the residential apartments and 146-room hotel.

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