In 2006, Director and CEO, Stephen Ellis purchased his first Australian commercial property: the iconic art-deco building at 1 Ingham Road, Townsville. Through his vision, he systematically renovated the project from top to bottom, restoring it to include multiple residential dwellings on upper level and office / retail space on ground floor. Since then, Stephen has developed numerous commercial properties around the city.
Another notable success was 3 Ramsay Street- a 1942 war bunker designed and built for General MacArthur. The historical property was badly in need of refurbishment. $750,000 later, Stephen’s restoration was recommended for an award by Historians. This building now offers 1700m2 of fully refurbished office space within a few minutes of the airport and CBD.
Ellis Developments also has an award-winning design and construct arm for larger commercial work. This division endeavours in small to medium sized unit developments through to individually tailored commercial / industrial space. Past projects include building large multi-story developments for the State Government from South East Queensland up to Townsville. Tasked with designing for full disability access, the team produced a sprawling single-story, lightweight construction along with a multi-level suspended slab with disabled passenger lift access through all levels.
Our in-house team, headed by Stephen Ellis, includes architectural and project management services. So whether you are looking for residential design and construct, or individual warehousing projects, we have the in-house team to advise and manage your project through to completion.
Art-Deco Ingham Road, Townsville
Sitting at the crossing of Ingham Road and Flinders Street, the iconic art-deco building has is mixed use with commercial and retail space on the ground floor, and multiple residential appartments on the top floor.
Hampton Court, Railway Estate
Ellis Developments also entered the Townsville urban housing market in 2013, building a small-lot development, Hampton Court. The project consisted of eight houses with an average lot size of 220sqm. Hampton Court was a Housing Industry Association (HIA) award winner and both Ellis Developments and Townsville lifestyle buyers have not looked back.
3 Ramsay Street, Garbutt
This commercial property had previous life as a 1942 war bunker designed and built for General MacArthur. The historical property was badly in need of refurbishment. $750,000 later, Stephen’s restoration was recommended for an award by Historians. This building now offers 1700m2 of fully refurbished office space within a few minutes of the airport and CBD.
Wotton Street Multi-Residential Project
Located in Aikenvale, the Wotton Street project was a 3 level, 12 unit building completed with a lift and suspended slab construction. All units were outfitted to be a mix of platinum and gold levels of design for wheelchair accessibility.