Just three kilometres from the city, construction has begun on a new development that will add to the village life of Kelvin Grove.

The new $50 million development of Quest Serviced Apartments and Cinqué Residential Apartments in Kelvin Grove was marked by an official sod turning ceremony and the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was on hand to do the honours.

No stranger to sod turning, the Lord Mayor has heralded the start of work on a project that will deliver considerable benefits to the surrounding suburbs through job creation and a quality accommodation offer for extended-stay business travellers.

“We are pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion in the growth of the Village and we warmly welcome Quest Serviced Apartments as an important contributor to this thriving community,” says Lord Mayor Quirk.

“In addition, we welcome the Cinqué private apartments which will coexist with Quest, occupying the top floors of the building and enjoying expansive views of the beautiful Brisbane CBD.”

The Quest and Cinqué property will be located at 41 Ramsgate Street in Kelvin Grove and is expected to open in June 2015. Quest Kelvin Grove will feature 85 apartments comprising of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments. On site will be a car park, conference room, gym, swimming pool and barbecue area.

Andrew Weisz from Quest Serviced Apartments says the Kelvin Grove development reflected the company’s growth strategy and he is delighted that Quest would be a part of the Urban Village community.

“Quest is dedicated to providing corporate travellers with flexible, quality accommodation in locations with high demand and strong growth potential,” Weisz says.

“Kelvin Grove is fast becoming one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs with significant development across commercial, educational and recreational facilities – an ideal location for Quest.”

Priced from $345,000, the 46 apartments of the Cinqué residential complex atop Quest Kelvin Grove will feature private one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, in addition to unique rooftop two-level loft apartments.

Brad Beh, general manager of EkkoPoint Properties, says Cinqué’s unique feature is that 40 of the 46 apartments are on level seven or above, providing fantastic city views for even the lowest-priced apartments.

“As all apartments are above level six with excellent views across the city, the average price of $369,000 for one bedroom and $524,000 for two bedroom apartments means the Cinqué complex is uniquely affordable,” Beh says.

“As construction has commenced and there are only 30 apartments still available for sale, we expect to sell out remaining stock soon.”

The on-site sales display is open now.