Brisbane Square

Brisbane Square is a high-rise building in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The building has 38 floors and rises to 151 metres.[2] The building's main use is for office space, the lower floors leased to retailers, with a 350-space car park below the building. Significant tenants include the Brisbane City Council (floors 1-23) and Suncorp (floors 24-37).

Brisbane Square
Brisbane Square from South Bank
General information
StatusComplete
Address266 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates27°28′14.42″S 153°1′20.98″E
Completed2006
OwnerABN AMRO
Height
Roof151 m (495 ft)
Technical details
Floor count37
Design and construction
Architecture firmDenton Corker Marshall
Structural engineerQantec McWilliams
Main contractorBaulderstone Hornibrook
References
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Brisbane Square is situated on the block bounded by William Street, George Street, Queen Street and Adelaide Street. The building faces the Conrad Treasury Casino on Queen Street and formerly, the Law Courts Complex on Adelaide Street.

Design

Brisbane Square is owned by ABN AMRO and was designed by international architects Denton Corker Marshall.[3] The Civil and Structural engineers for the project were Qantec McWilliam consulting engineers. Two of the four distinctive, rectangular, coloured spaces near the base of the building contain the new Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Square Library.[4] Brisbane Square is the largest commercial office building in Australia to have been awarded a 5 star Green Star rating. The original development application included a number of residential floors on the top of the building, however this was rejected on the basis that noise levels would be excessive.

Construction

Construction was completed in late 2006. The project was constructed by Baulderstone Hornibrook QLD Pty. Ltd. Key personnel during the construction phase were Chris MacDonald (Project Manager), Brian Weigal (Site Manager) and Phil Reed (Senior Engineer).

Tenants

The Brisbane City Council operates a public library in Brisbane Square.[5]

See also

References

Media related to Brisbane Square at Wikimedia Commons

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