Colourful and enigmatic, West End feels like a different world to the city’s teeming crush. Even with the raging development currently taking place, it still enjoys its lucrative juxtaposition: inner city living with a style and authenticity all to itself. Citro West End is a new development that shares many of its host suburb’s endearing qualities.

Developed by OpenCorp and designed by Brisbane company DC8 Studio Architects, it’s a hop-skip away from the Brisbane CBD and enjoys many of the winning features that living in West End provides: An aromatic explosion of cafes, many kilometres of endorphin inducing bicycle tracks, lush parks, and of course, the Brisbane River.

“Brisbane’s West End imbues a fusion of cultures and a dynamic mix of the alternative and the vintage. The local shops, markets, restaurants and lively lifestyle reflect this inner city suburb’s diverse charm,” says OpenCorp director Allister Lewison.

It is this combination of inner city living and West End insulation that the developers wanted to exploit.

“With Citro West End we wanted to deliver more than just inner city living, we wanted to focus on inner city life in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most desirable and liveable inner city suburbs,” says Lewison.

With construction underway, the development is seeing strong sales and will upon completion feature 106 one and two bedroom apartments. There have been some hiccups along the way but momentum is back on track, according to Mr Lewison.

“Despite delays early on, construction is back on track with completion anticipated for the last quarter of 2017.”

DC8 Studio Architects is a multidisciplinary design studio that firmly believes in the value of a collaborative approach. Under their direction the apartments will feature sleek and practical modernism and will showcase a multi-textured aesthetic on the building’s facade. Think stylish concrete, timber detailing and laser-cut design screens. In addition to the enticing aesthetics the designers also gave priority to thoughtful planning, to maximise the benefits that come with inner city living.

Deep balconies, sky terraces and sun shading for all residents are a firm indication of the designers wishes for this development to complement its subtropical urban environment.

“The area encourages a colourful world and lifestyle and we have tried to encapsulate that in the Citro West End project. We wanted to create an urban oasis on the rooftop of Citro West End, a contrast to the hustle and bustle of inner city Brisbane where residents can enjoy the year round good weather,” Lewison says.

He goes on to say, “The sky terrace is an outstanding space for residents to enjoy and interact with one another overlooking the Brisbane skyline and river. An infinity pool and big screen projector allow endless opportunities for entertaining.”

In order to cater to a wide range of buyers prospective, residents will be able to choose from three different options. Citro One and Citro Two include large alfresco areas and offer the choice between ceramic and timber flooring. Ciro Adapt provides a flexible floorplan which allows residents the ability to expand and retract the entertaining and dining area if required – novel and intuitive flexibility.

Apartments range in size from 59 to 120 square metres – which includes the balcony – and start at $369,000.

The combination of high-spec detailing and envious West End setting is expected to set this development apart, according to Mr Lewison. “The vast array of options, high levels of amenity and urban oasis created at our Citro West End project make it highly desirable for buyers looking for inner city living and investors looking for apartments highly desired by renters.”

Such are the splendours of inner city oasis living.