Progress at Queensland’s largest construction site, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, will now be more visible to the people of the capital city as the four towers of the integrated resort start rising from the basement.
Construction at the $3.6 billion project has continued unabated and the project remains on time and on budget.
While Queen’s Wharf Residences will be the tallest of the towers, Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks says, but it will likely be other architectural elements that most catch the public’s eye.
“The Star Grand Hotel towers facing South Bank and overlooking the Riverside Expressway will be most prominent. These two towers make up the river-facing side of the integrated resort and form the platform for the Sky Deck that will sit more than 100 metres above street level,” Crooks said.
The dual-tower Star Grand Hotel will include over 330 five-star hotels rooms, along with new world-class gaming facilities, replacing the 25-year-old Treasury Casino.
The Treasury Hotel is being transformed into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel while the Treasury Casino will become a retail centre with the top floors part of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Tower 1, situated behind the old Printery heritage buildings, will house to two luxury properties: the 387-room and -suite 4.5-star Dorsett Hotel on the lower half and the six-star Rosewood Hotel on the upper half of the structure.
Overall, the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project will feature over 1,000 hotel rooms.
“Nestled between and under the four towers will sit seven levels of podium containing high-end retail, restaurants, bars, conference and gaming facilities,” Crooks added.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is expected to open in late 2022.
Image credit: Destination Brisbane Consortium