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259 Queen Street Tower and Lobby Refurbishment | Interiors

Brisbane CBD

The transformation of 259 Queen Street took an outdated commercial office tower and elevated it to a contemporary work environment commensurate with tenant expectations.

COX’s first task was to devise concept floor plans for incoming and potential tenants showcasing different workstyles and fit-out options. We selected a palette of materials that gave a sophisticated quality to the space as well as being hardwearing and easy to maintain. Consideration was given to the integration of services and lighting, including a new destination-controlled lift system.

 

The existing lobby suffered from multiple stylistic influences, turning its back on its most venerable neighbor, the stately General Post Office (GPO). COX developed a design solution that stripped away the confusing layers and sympathetically integrated with the GPO via a minimalist glass roof canopy. The result is a Cathedral-like space of calm restraint, bathed in natural light.

A new café, concierge and covered pedestrian access connect Brisbane’s impressive heritage with contemporary design, creating a welcoming environment for some of Brisbane’s busiest commercial entities.

 

Awards

Best in State - Commercial, Australian Interior Design Awards 2018

Technical Information

City
Brisbane CBD
Year
2017
In Association With
Ruth Woods Architect (Heritage work)
Client
Investa Pty Ltd and Australia Post
Status
2013-2017
Key Consultants
CBRE Project Management, Meinhardt Engineers, McKenzie Group Certifiers, Interior Engineering, NDY Fire
Builder
BUILT Pty Ltd
Cost
$7.5M
Site Area
1500m2
Gross Floor Area
24,789m2
Photography
Ross Pottinger