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A world-class precinct down under

The operations heart of Queen’s Wharf, sitting directly underneath the four towers, is coming to life underground.

Queensland’s largest basement will house more than just parking for 2,000 cars – it will be the location for the back-of-house facilities that will keep Queen’s Wharf operating around the clock.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said staying guests should expect a 5-star plus service at Queen’s Wharf from the minute they arrive to check-in.

“Queen’s Wharf will be all about service and that includes our unique valet parking,” Mr Crooks said.

“Three automated vehicle lifts connecting The Star Grand hotel porte cochére, off William Street, to the valet car parking levels below will provide a  5-star car parking service for hotel guests.”

Multiplex Senior Project Manager Rick Woodford said there are numerous services and fit-out trades including ceiling, petitions, electrical and plumbing working in the basement levels underneath the towers.

“Close to four million workforce hours have gone into building Queen’s Wharf with many of those hours dedicated to areas that can’t be seen above street level,” Mr Woodford said.

“While the structure is progressing upwards, the basement levels are bustling with activity and trades under William Street.

“Line marking has commenced for the car parking levels, while the energy plants that will power the project have also been installed.

“The basement is the backbone of the Queen’s Wharf precinct housing a power substation for each tower and a massive central energy system with 21,752kW capacity – the equivalent to 5,000 living room air conditioners.

“The generators will have capacity to power the entire site once operational, meaning the site will be self-sufficient in the event of a power outage.”

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The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium – a joint venture led by The Star Entertainment Group alongside its Hong Kong-based partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.