Ironfish-recommended apartments win top award for quality and design

In a highly competitive category, two Ironfish-recommended properties have won top industry awards.

At the recent Urban Development Institute (UDIA) Queensland awards for 2019, Aria Property Group took out 3 awards, including ‘Best Development’ – twice.

Aria’s Valencia Residences (Kangaroo Point, Brisbane) won Best High Density Development – above 10 levels along with the Architectural Design Excellence award, whilst their Akira building (Woolloongabba, Brisbane) won Best High Density Development – below 10 storeys.

The latest win mean Aria has now won the Queensland awards for five years running in addition to the top national UDIA award for the past three years.

“We congratulate our many investors in both Valencia and Akira. We are proud to work with some of Australia’s best developers, like Aria, to provide off-market, pre-public investment opportunities to our customers. The reality is, in quality developments like these, properties are snapped up quickly – they’re not the type of properties you’ll get to see online on sites like Domain or For these types of properties, you just need to be ‘in the know’,” said Ironfish Director, Property & Research, Grant Ryan.



What is the UDIA?

The UDIA QLD are Queensland’s leading development industry body, representing more that 500 companies and agencies across both the public and private sector. Their members range from councils and state government departments to academics, lawyers, engineers and developers. They are advocates for better planning, affordable housing and effective infrastructure delivery.


About Aria

Aria Property Group are a privately-owned property development company with an unrivaled reputation for delivering high-quality developments in premium locations since being founded by Tim Forrester in 2003.


Valencia Residences

Winner: Best High Density Development – above 10 levels
Winner: Architectural Design Excellence

Designed by Rothelowman, Valencia enjoys stunning views of the Brisbane River and CBD skyline. The 125 apartments all have access to a rooftop children’s play park (which has proved popular with young families and grandparents), as well as a resident’s gym, private dining room, private cinema room, rooftop pool with sweeping views and a BBQ area.


Winner: Best High Density Development – below 10 storeys

Akira is a boutique block of only 49 apartments positioned above the popular Eden Lane retail laneway. From the rooftop terrace, Akira residents enjoy views across Brisbane city, as well as exclusive access to an outdoor pool, private dining spaces, BBQs, daybeds and a zen garden.

Just 200m from Akira will be Woolloongabba train station (opening in 2024) – a $5.4billion project that will deliver residents to the CBD in just 2 minutes.

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