July 28, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier
The $3.6 billion waterfront Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is proceeding at pace, with the highest number of construction workers on site since the project began nearly half a decade ago.
Expected to begin opening in the middle of 2023, the mega development will feature three hotels, including The Star Grand, the six-star Rosewood Hotel and a Dorsett property, alongside a ballroom with an anticipated size of around 2,000m2 and additional elevated green spaces that can be hired for events.
A Skydeck, located 100m above street level will be able to be hired almost exclusively for events, with a small area left open to the public. The deck will face Brisbane River and offer panoramic views of the city and water.
“Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is set to take our CBD to the next level, and the construction is supporting more jobs than ever before,” said Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Steven Miles, following a visit the Queen’s Wharf site yesterday
“More than 1,700 workers across 75 different trades are currently building this precinct, which is the most that have been onsite since construction started.
“Incredibly, 16,500 glass panels are being fitted onto the structure, and 450 tonnes of Australian aluminium used, which is equivalent to 32,000,000 soft drink cans.
“Towers one and four are now at level 25, and towers two and three are at level 19,” said Miles.
The fifth tower of the development, which will be the tallest and the last to be completed will be 71 storeys and will be residential.
Both the Rosewood and the Dorsett hotels are not expected to open until at least the beginning of 2024.
Destination Brisbane Consortium, a partnership between the Star Entertainment Group and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium, is responsible for the Queen’s Wharf development.