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Silk on Racecourse, Ascot, QLD

Urban rejuvenation comes to Ascot with the completion of this high-end retail and apartment complex on Racecourse Road.

Exuding urban sophistication, this recently completed boutique apartment development is a contemporary addition to the exclusive Brisbane suburb of Ascot. The new complex “Silk on Racecourse” occupies the corner of its namesake and Beatrice Terrace, in the heart of Ascot Village.

Just 7km from the Brisbane CBD, the apartments are in a prime location minutes from the Brisbane River and the major Bretts Wharf waterfront redevelopment site. The complex comprises 12 spacious apartments located above two levels of retail and commercial premises. Configured in two, three and four bedroom layouts, buyers were able to customise their bespoke apartments at the planning stage, making them truly unique living spaces.

Glazing played a major role in the design of the building’s façade, helping to deliver light, airy apartments which maximise the leafy district views. A range of Alspec’s high performance window and door framing products were selected to complement the high-end build, integrate indoor-outdoor living spaces and deliver crucial function and performance credentials.

For residences on the upper levels, Altitude Apartment Sliding Doors were installed, incorporated with Derwent 76mm Centre Pocket Framing to span the required oversized height and width dimensions. Altitude sliding doors are a residential product with commercial credentials, able to operate effortlessly across large openings and boasting excellent weathering credentials. With a depth of 76mm, the Derwent fixed framing is a slim line style, chosen to suit the panes of above-door glazing needed to complete the soaring 4.1m floor to ceiling heights of the penthouse level. The Altitude Apartment Sliding Doors fully interface with 76mm, 101.6mm and 150mm framing systems, allowing for total design flexibility across the variety of spaces in the project.

On the lower levels, designated for retail premises and commercial offices, the glazing and framing was selected from Alspec products specifically equipped to cope with the demands of high use environments. Hunter Evo Flush Glazed Framing was installed along with Swan Evo 45mm Commercial Doors and ProGlide High Performance Sliding Doors. Each type of door specifically features qualities developed for the high use expected in commercial and retail operations, while the Hunter Evo framing delivers a flush-finish popular for shopfront applications.

To complete the contemporary look, the primary aluminium framing for the windows and doors was finished in Ultriva Charcoal Pearl Matt, providing a pleasing dark contrast to the pale exposed concrete walls and warm timber flooring.

Project Name: Silk on Racecourse
Project Address: 118 Racecourse Road, Ascot, Qld 4007
Architect: Loucas Zahos Architects
Builder: Geocal Constructions
Fabricator: Inglass
Applied Finish: Ultriva Charcoal Pearl Matt YY237A (majority), Ultriva Champagne Pearl Matt YY276A

Alspec Products Used:
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Altitude® Apartment Sliding Door
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Derwent 76mm Centre Pocket Framing
Hawkesbury® Commercial Multi-Fold Door
Awning and Casement Window