Back 30 Jul '23

The Sky Deck tops out The Star Grand hotel

The third and final section of the iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane has been masterfully engineered into place 100m above the Brisbane River, transforming the skyline of the Olympic city.

The connection of the striking 250m long crescent-shaped Sky Deck, offering spectacular views from the CBD to Moreton Bay and Mt Coot-tha, also tops out The Star Brisbane’s luxury 5-star hotel, The Star Grand.

The centrepiece of the $3.6 billion riverside tourism development, the open-air rooftop Sky Deck is a first for Brisbane, open 365 days a year for up to 1,500 people with a signature restaurant, all-day casual dining, a hero bar and sky-high events space.

A glass floor viewing platform at the mid-way mark will further enhance the vista and photo opportunities for the millions of locals and international tourists who will visit the landmark location every year.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director, Simon Crooks said the consortium team is proud to be delivering a one-of-a-kind, world class precinct.

“It’s wonderful to see the design come to fruition after three complex, heavy engineering lifts and installations carefully managed by Multiplex.

“More than one quarter of a million cubic metres of concrete has gone into constructing Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, all strengthened with more than 22,000 tonnes of steel,” Mr Cooks said.

“With 375 tonnes of steel lifted into place to complete the final piece of Brisbane’s newest attraction, we will now focus on completing the Sky Deck structure and hospitality features that sit on the upper terrace of the Sky Deck as well as the internals of The Star Grand hotel.”

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, creating thousands of jobs including close to 2,000 construction workers on site at peak and thousands through supply chains.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD with four new luxury hotels, including The Star Grand, more than 50 new restaurant and bars, around 1,500 residential apartments and more than 12 football fields of public space including stunning art works and the restoration of nine heritage buildings.

It is the first development in Brisbane to be awarded the coveted 6-star Green Star Communities rating in recognition of its social, environmental, and economic sustainability designs that will benefit locals and future visitors to this world-class integrated resort development.

1.4 million additional tourists are expected to visit Brisbane each year when the development commences a staged opening from August 2024.