The iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane takes shape
Stunning views from Queensland’s soon-to-be most photographed hot spot, the iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, have been revealed for the first time.
Poised 100m above the Brisbane River, the crescent-shaped Sky Deck will offer a vista that stretches from the CBD to Moreton Bay and Mt Coot-tha and is set to become a major tourism drawcard for the river city.
Update: The second Sky Deck link bridge has now been installed between The Star Grand hotel and Queen’s Wharf Residence towers. The final section that will create the iconic arc shape of the Sky Deck will be installed in the coming months.
The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director and CEO Robbie Cooke says the Sky Deck will be the centrepiece for the game-changing $3.6 billion riverside development.
“It will be a must-visit Queensland tourism destination attracting millions of international and interstate visitors in the run-up to the 2032 Games. Importantly, it will also be a source of immense pride for locals.
“The Sky Deck will be a first for Brisbane. It will be open day and night, 365 days a year for up to 1,500 people as somewhere to celebrate a special event, to bring visiting friends and family or even as a meeting place for a drink after work.
“It’s a 250m long open-air rooftop with a signature restaurant, all day casual dining and a hero bar as well as a sky-high events space and a glass floor viewing platform at the mid-way mark to further enhance the incredible views.
“It will come to rival Australia’s most photographed iconic locations, such as the Sydney Opera House or Melbourne’s laneways, offering spectacular backdrops of Brisbane for snaps and social media posts, day and night.
“The Star is proud of what it is delivering for Brisbane and Queensland.
“Like the Sky Deck itself, excitement about Queen’s Wharf is soaring.”
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks says the Sky Deck progress was proof of Queensland’s ability to set Australian construction benchmarks.
“The upcoming second bridge link will be more complex than the first with three sections weighing 220 tonnes coming together on the podium before being safely jacked into place directly above William Street,” Mr Crooks said.
“It really is a unique engineering feat with the third, final and largest sky deck bridge link expected to be installed in the coming months completing the distinctive arc shape.”
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD with four new luxury hotels, more than 50 new bars and restaurants, around 1,500 residential apartments and more than 12 football fields of public space including stunning artworks and restored heritage buildings.
1.4 million additional tourists are expected to visit Brisbane each year when the development commences a staged opening in late 2023.