Plans for New Fortitude Valley Hotel Revealed

A development application for FV Hotel, an all-new hotel building at Fortitude Valley’s  Ann Street, has been submitted. 

621 Ann St, located in the Valley’s wellness precinct, could potentially become the site of the luxurious 15-storey hotel building. FV Hotel, designed by the architectural group Buchan, sports a sub-tropical aesthetic that correlates with and adheres to the Brisbane City Council’s New World City Design Guide. 

Render of the proposed FV Hotel.
Photo credit: PD Online/Brisbane City Council

The new hotel is expected to revitalise the southern end of Fortitude Valley by creating a vibrant hub that provides the local community with a wider range of functions and facilities.

The hotel facilities will include a gym, pool, rooftop function and bar space, and outdoor cabanas, and it will offer a total of 204 single-bedroom suites for its guests as well as a 209-sqm ground floor complete with a restaurant. Though the rooftop will only be accessible to hotel guests, their outdoor recreational facilities will be available to the public. 

FV Hotel also takes the environment into consideration, carefully constructed to accommodate greenery which also provide an array of benefits. The horizontal projection of planting provides shading to residences while simultaneously mitigating acoustics and protection from harsh sunlight. Open-ended corridors also make way for natural ventilation, limiting the need of air conditioning and artificial cooling.

Render of FV Hotel and its green design
Photo credit: PD Online/Brisbane City Council

Those interested in learning more about Property Projects Australia’s FV Hotel development can visit their Brisbane City Council’s Planning & Development Online proposal here: A005681170.

Popular Fortitude Valley Record Store To Close After Six-Year Run

After an almost-six-year run on Ann St in Fortitude Valley, the beloved record store Phase 4 Records & Cassettes will be closing down on the 28th of March. 

In business since 2015, Phase 4 has supplied its customers with vintage vinyl records and other wares related to various genres of music such as band shirts and merchandise. Phase 4 has also supported some of Brisbane’s local bands by hosting weekly in-store gigs every Sunday. 

Some of the other services provided by the record store include vinyl and cassette transfers, record cleaning, and record collection appraisal and valuations. Phase 4 also allows music lovers to sell old and unwanted records and cassettes for fair prices. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Phase 4 Records & Cassettes

Based on the reactions to the record store’s Facebook announcement of closure, Phase 4 has been a much-loved community hub. One commenter claimed that the store was “…more than just a record shop…” and that the staff and those who frequented the venue were “…my rock in good times and in bad.” 

After almost six years in Bakery Lane and on Ann Street, we have decided to close our bricks and mortar establishment in…

Posted by Phase 4 Records & Cassettes on Saturday, February 27, 2021

Even punk rock musician Ed Kuepper of The Aints celebrated Phase 4’s contribution to the community, lauding it as “…one of the last of the great old style Valley shops…” before claiming that “…an era ends with you…” 

Veteran punk rock musician Ed Kuepper
Photo credit: Facebook/Ed Kuepper/The Aints

Phase 4 Records & Cassettes can be found in 680F Ann St. For more information on pre-closing activities, visit their website or check their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.