From a familiar reminiscence into a bold new statement, it’s an Escent into new ground.
With London’s famed quarter as it namesake, West End offers plenty of colour for the inner city set. A drink factory refashioned as weekend twilight markets is among the places locals flock. A converted Kombi van is a favourite for local coffee drinkers, along with Mango Tree Café around the corner. Archive Boutique Beer and secondhand Bent Books capture the mood up and down Boundary Street.
In one of the Brisbane's moving suburbs, Escent is already somewhere – making getting anywhere else a short outing.
Community gardens add to the collective vibe. Contemporary culture is on show at the nearby Gallery of Modern Art, while the SAE Institute next door brings lovers of film to the area. Francophiles are also indulged by the Alliance Francaise School close by – which celebrates all things French. At the river, it gets outdoorsy with local rowing clubs and running and walking trails. A climbing wall and fitness centre are accessible with facilities just around the corner.
On the banks of the Brisbane River, transport begins on foot for residents. Just minutes from the bustle of the precinct’s famed Boundary high street, its proximity brings the West End home. Riverside walks take residents to Brisbane’s CBD – making the 1.5km distance a walkable prospect. Buses at the end of Buchanan Street and the nearby river cat terminal offer more commuter routes – with the city or Southbank arts precinct reached from Escent in less than 10 minutes.