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Glenfalloch Apartments (1962) is a heritage-listed multi-storey residential building at 172 Oxlade Drive, New Farm Brisbane, Queensland. It was one of the first high rise developments in Brisbane in the Modernist style.


Glenfalloch Apartments is a residential building designed by Lund, Hutton, Newell, Black and Paulsen and completed in 1962 at a cost of £750,000.. It was developed by Stanley Korman and built by J.D Booker Constructions, who also developed Kinkabool in Surfers Paradise. It overlooks the Brisbane River. The site was previously the home of the Merthyr Bowls Club and Limbless Soldiers Bowl Club until it was sold. It was the first high rise in New Farm. It is listed on the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

Glenfalloch is 15 storeys tall, accessible via a lift and stairwells that protrude from its rectangular structure. It features two under building garages. It consists of 98 apartments, primarily two bedroom units, with penthouses on the top and one bedroom units on each side of its structure. To safeguard the building from flood, each of its two driveways leading to the garages have two metre high side walls. The apartments face north to take advantage of solar benefits, rather than river views.

It is unique in that 60% of the land on which it sits is dedicated garden and outdoor living space leading to the river.

Modern improvements to the façade include new glazed aluminium, new windows, doors and balustrades. During the 1974 and 2011 floods which affected Brisbane, residents sandbagged the garage and driveway areas preventing the flooding of lower level apartments.

Plans of the designs for Glenfalloch are held in the University of Queensland Fryer Library.

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