Welcome to BHC
BHC is an industry leader and innovator within the field of affordable housing.
A not-for-profit organisation, our vision is to create thriving, diverse communities via a unique business model which combines affordable housing with commercial product. This financially and socially sustainable approach enables us to create high quality, mixed tenure developments which incorporate elements of affordable housing, market for sale product, retail and commercial space.
With a portfolio in excess of 1,500 homes Brisbane wide, we are experts in our field, capable of managing every stage of the development process from concept through to completion. We also provide specialist property and tenancy management services through our dedicated operations team.
BHC developments place a high emphasis on design and liveability, choosing our locations carefully and partnering with some of Australia’s most award-winning architects to create thoughtfully-designed, affordable rental and market for sale homes in key growth areas throughout Brisbane.
Lutwyche Apartments Tackle Inner-city Affordability
From left: BHC Chairman Professor John McAuliffe AM, Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls; Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney; MS Queensland CEO Lincoln Hopper; MS Queensland Director Wendy Lovelace; BHC CEO David Cant.
Inner-city living is set to become more affordable with a $13M, three-storey Lutwyche apartment complex being built to provide relief from Brisbane’s rising rents.
The Spectrum Apartments project will feature an innovative combination of home sales and affordable rental housing, made possible by the gifting of 4,370 square metres of state-owned land to not-for-profit affordable housing providers BHC.
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Treasurer and Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls turned the first sod on the Spectrum Apartments project on Thursday, 11th September 2014.
“Our Government is happy to see land owned by the people of Queensland used by Queenslanders who really need it,” Mr Seeney said.
“This development will provide housing for those in need and delivers on our election promise to provide better infrastructure and grow the construction sector of our economy.”
BHC Chief Executive Officer David Cant said the apartments would provide homes for the people that make Brisbane one of the world’s most vibrant and thriving cities.
“Spectrum Apartments will provide a path back to the inner-city for those who haven’t been able to keep up with Brisbane’s rising rents,” Mr Cant said.
“They’ll be able to live closer to their jobs, family, friends and community, while having enough money left over to contribute to the local economy.”
Due for completion in 2016, the development at 612-638 Lutwyche Road will feature a combination of affordable and private housing in the form of 60 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and retail tenancies.
Mr Cant said architects Cottee Parker designed the building to blend with the local community and included strong environmental and liveability features.
“On top of being wonderful places to live, the apartments are also quality sale opportunities in a highly sought-after location,” Mr Cant said.
Mr Cant congratulated the State Government for successfully unlocking land for not-for-profit organisations to use to deliver better services for Queenslanders.
The development will also include a commercial space that MS Queensland will use to provide affordable accommodation and support services for clients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Construction on the project will start early 2015 and, when completed, BHC will retain 26 apartments for affordable rental housing and sell the remaining apartments and commercial lots.