The $400 million tower is part of The Star Gold Coast’s master plan to massively expand its offering in the southeast Queensland destination.
“Even though we are only halfway to the 200 metre top out height, the tower has already transformed the Gold Coast coastal skyline,” said project director of the Destination Gold Coast Consortium, Silas Croucher.
“The golden, glass façade installation is well advanced and already a striking feature as a beacon for the Broadbeach area.”
The second tower will be taller than the 53-floor first tower completed in 2021, which houses Australia’s first Dorsett hotel, the 313-room Dorsett Gold Coast.
Work on the second tower has already consumer almost 12,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,320 tonnes of reinforced steel.
The tower will include a five-star hotel, sitting above a 6-storey podium, which will connect directly to the rest of The Star Gold Coast. There will also be 437 residential apartments in the tower, which have all been sold.
“The realisation of this project is creating an amazing legacy for the Gold Coast, continuing to provide jobs and opportunities for local suppliers, now during construction and ongoing once we open,” said The Star Gold Coast chief operating officer Jess Mellor.
“We want the Gold Coast to stay top of mind as a world-class tourism and entertainment destination, so continuing to invest and expand what we offer here at The Star will only help to attract even more people to our beautiful city.”
“By the time the new tower is complete we will have as many hotel rooms as Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.”
“More accommodation inventory, more tourism amenities and a new offering of events spaces will also help draw the business and convention market to our region further boosting our local economy and driving visitation during traditionally off-peak periods.
“I’m proud to say we are well down the green and gold runway when it comes to completing of our suite of tourism, events and hospitality offerings ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
The tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2024 and is being developed via the same consortium partners involved in the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development on Brisbane.
Multiplex, the builder of the Gold Coast tower is the same as the contractor being used for Queen’s Wharf. Multiplex and the Destination Brisbane Consortium are currently locked in a legal battle over delays to the Brisbane project which is now expected to open in stages from April 2024.