Project of the Week: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

by | 14 Feb 2022 | Project of the Week, Projects

This AU$3.6 billion (US$2.6 billion) integrated resort scheme in Queensland’s state capital, which features over 1,000 hotel rooms, has been crowned our latest Project of the Week.

An ambitious development promises to breathe new life into one of Australia’s biggest cities.

Transforming a prominent riverfront plot

Currently under construction, the AU$3.6 billion (US$2.6 billion) Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development involves regenerating an underused riverfront site in the city’s central business district. The project boasts more than 1,000 premium hotel rooms; 2,000 residential apartments; 50 restaurants, cafés and bars; a 1,500-seat ballroom; a sky deck soaring 100 m above William Street; world-class gaming facilities; 18.5 acres of public space; shops; a pedestrian bridge connecting the area to South Bank; and parking for thousands of cars.

The scheme, which incorporates newbuild elements as well as nine heritage buildings, is being delivered by the Destination Brisbane Consortium, led by The Star Entertainment Group alongside Hong Kong-based partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

Luxury hotel brands descend on Brisbane

In terms of hotels, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will host the 200-room The Ritz-Carlton, Brisbane and 387-key Dorsett Brisbane, both of which are pencilled in to open in Q4 2022. Also planned are the 340-room The Star Grand Hotel (Q4 2022) and the 100-key Rosewood Brisbane (Q1 2023).

Among the key design partners working on the development are Jerde – Hong Kong (masterplanner, urban designer and placemaker), Cottee Parker – Brisbane (IRD architect), Grimshaw (bridge architect), Urbis (landscape architect, heritage specialist, town planner and urban designer), Cusp (landscape architect), Shannon Cloete (architect) and Bar Studio (interior designer).

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