Back 31 Mar '20

The operations heart of Queen’s Wharf

The basement levels currently under construction will be the heart of the precinct’s operations once the Integrated Resort Development opens in late-2022.

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

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the basement will contain more than 30,000m² of space that will include staff uniform areas, staff cafeteria with capacity to serve 680 meals in one sitting, laundries, maintenance workshop facilities, a central energy plant, bicycle storage and IT services.

Queen’s Wharf will require around 8000 roles once it is fully operational, with many of those working back of house.

Construction of the basement levels is past halfway, with more than 65 percent of the basement concrete slabs now poured. This is approximately 62,700m² of concrete.

As part of the Integrated Resort Development, contractor Multiplex is building the basement levels, four tower structures, facades, podium levels and Sky Deck that will be100 metres above the ground.

Multiplex Project Director Dayne May, said the basement works were progressing well and the tower structures, lift and stairwell cores are expected to reach George Street level in the coming months.

“Basement levels are being progressed, as is the rebuild of William Street, which when restored as a road surface will be used during construction as a loading zone for material into the site,” Dayne said.

“The tower structure cores will start becoming visible to the public, and by early 2021 the construction activity should be around 20 metres above street level, with the podium levels sitting well above the Riverside Expressway.

“Significant quantities of material are going into the build – including a total 90 Olympic-sized swimming pools of concrete for the basement and the four tower structures that are currently under construction.”

Available work packages open for tender are available on the ICN gateway page at

Standard construction hours remain in place from Monday to Saturday between 6.30am to 6.30pm for the development. For construction required outside these hours, Destination Brisbane Consortium will provide advance notification via the project website

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.

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For construction related enquiries, contact Multiplex either via phone 1800 931 760 or email