Plans To Refurbish Former Egg Board Site In Red Hill For New Showroom Unveiled

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The existing facilities at the iconic former Egg board site in Red Hill could be refurbished and reused as a new car showroom and vehicle service centre for Tesla.

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Based on planning documents prepared for the applicant, the ground and first floor of the building would be used as a service centre whilst the second floor would be utilised for a new car showroom. Each level of the building, located at 25 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill, will also be associated with ancillary office space.

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Proposed site plan (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

A 1,097 sqm of office space on Level 2 will form the primary administrative and recreation space for staff, with direct access provided to the vehicle showroom.

In order to accommodate their integrated showroom and service facility, the applicant is planning to provide a new pedestrian entry point to the refurbished buildings. 

The adaptive reuse and refurbishment of the former Egg board site in Red Hill will involve minimal works. There will be minor demolition to internal components of the existing building, and the external components.

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Besides using it as a showroom, the proposal also seeks to revitalise the existing building, delivering a considerable improvement to the architectural form, streetscape presence, and embellishments along the site frontages.

About the Egg Board Site in Red Hill

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Back in the 1960s, the site was used as a central distribution facility under the Sunny Queen Eggs banner. It started as the Queensland Eggs Board in the 1930s but it officially became the brand it’s known today back in 1969. 

In 2016, the former Egg Board site in Red Hill was put on the market after almost 20 years since it last changed hands. 

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When Sunny Queens left the site, it underwent a $5.5 million refurbishment, when video game developer Halfbrick Studios took over the space for a five-year lease. The Australian company was known for developing a number of popular apps, including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.