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The transformation of 259 Queen Street took an outdated commercial office tower and elevated it to a contemporary work environment commensurate with tenant expectations.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