By 2022, Brisbane will be known as a world class tourism, leisure and entertainment destination with the completion of the $3.6 Billion Queens Wharf development.
The lifestyle and entertainment precinct will cover more than 26 hectares of under-utilised riverside area across land and water and will comprise of five new premium hotels including Ritz Carlton and Rosewood brands, 50 new bars and restaurants, casino, premium retail, free skydeck, apartments, a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank and more than 12 football fields of free and accessible public space.
Construction for the expansive development commenced in 2017 and is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is the historic birthplace of European settlement nearly 200 years ago and holds a collection of some of Australia’s most culturally significant heritage buildings which will be restored and repurposed for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The project’s design partners include Jerde Partnership (lead design in masterplan, urban design and place-making), Cottee Parker (integrated resort development architects), ML Design (heritage architects), Grimshaw (bridge architects), Urbis (landscape architects, heritage specialists, town planners and urban designers) and Cusp (landscape architects).
“There will be a blend of stunning contemporary architecture alongside beautifully repurposed heritage buildings” says Rob Cottee from Cottee Parker.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the Brisbane river’s edge with an iconic design that embraces Brisbane’s inviting subtropical climate and celebrates the precinct’s Indigenous and European heritage.