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259 Queen Street Tower and Lobby Refurbishment

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The transformation of 259 Queen Street took an outdated commercial office tower and elevated it to a contemporary work environment commensurate with tenant expectations.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

 

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