The team at HHH Architects is proud to be playing a key role in the development of one of the Gold Coast’s essential areas: Southport. We currently have 10 projects under construction, or recently completed in the Southport PDA area, with other projects on the drawing board to follow.

In fact, we were the first architects to have a project approved under the new PDA legislation.

About the Southport PDA

The Southport Priority Development Area was established in 2014 as a strong step forward for the Gold Coast’s growing CBD. The scheme’s intention is to provide positive direction and guidance for the ongoing development of this suburb, with a focus on encouraging investment and boosting the confidence of developers. Southport has the potential to be a bright, thriving urban centre for Southeast Queensland, and the PDA program has been put in place to make it so.

The Metro 88 project, which HHH created during GFC times, is considered to be one of the models that the PDA guidelines were based on. Our influence on this area stretches from that early impact to the projects we are involved in today.

Maximising Return

The HHH team is always looking for ways to maximise return for our clients, creating efficient and functional unit layouts, cutting out any waste of space.

Roof Terraces:

In addition, HHH Architects have championed the inclusion of roof terraces throughout the Southport PDA, which has proven to be a highly sought after design feature and particularly valuable in this area.

A move away from resort-style towers set in sprawling ground floor amenity towards a more urban development model akin to trends in capital cities like Sydney & Melbourne, where the ground floor engages with the city’s streets, and resident’s amenity is at the top enjoying expansive views and fresh air – making a much more compelling choice for residents to actually use.

The Future

HHH Architects is proud of our contributions to the Southport PDA’s progress so far, but we’re also excited to see how we can continue supporting this important Gold Coast project in the coming years!

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