Habitat Development Group commences construction at second Maroochydore CBD site

Habitat Development Group’s second project within the new Maroochydore CBD has officially commenced construction with the first sod turned on the $129m The Corso mixed use residential project. 

Habitat Development Group director Cleighton Clark said “The Corso” was a $129m project that follows on from the success of their first Maroochydore CBD project Market Lane Residences which will soon see the first residents moving into their new apartments.

“Market Lane Residences has been an overwhelming success. It’s sold out and its popularity flowed through to The Corso with strong enquiry and a current sales rate that sits at around 65% already.

“Tower One includes 116 apartments over fifteen stories including five penthouse units on the top floor while Tower Two includes 42 apartments over 8 stories, as well as 715sqm of retail space on the ground floor.  

“Residents on the north side will look towards Maroochy River and Picnic Point and north-east to the Ocean while residents on the south will look over Sunshine Coast Parade, the Corso and future waterways.

“The project also includes a large resort pool on the ground floor as well as a huge 600sqm communal terrace on Level 4 which connects the two towers. There is also a 130sqm dining room adjoining the terrace for the exclusive use of residents,” he said.

Mr Clark said around 380 people would be employed on the project and the developer would look to source as many trades and materials as possible locally.

“We have a commitment to supporting local trades in all our projects as much as we can.  We were concerned the labour shortages might affect this project given its size. But despite the labour shortages in the construction sector, it’s been really exciting to see how many local trades are interested in being involved in this new CBD project.   That means we’ll be able to resource the project without having to go outside the Sunshine Coast which is great news for the local economy,” he added.  

The Corso will be within easy walking distance to renowned local hospitality operator Tony Kelly’s bustling eateries Market Bistro and Giddy Geisha in the Foundation Place building on Market Lane. The project has been designed by Sunshine Coast based K Architecture and Place Design Group have undertaken the landscape design.

More information on the Corso Residences will be available here