After 15 months of excavation, the Queens Wharf Brisbane project has officially begun its “out of ground” construction, with its first concrete pour, according to a project update from the developers.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the first footing pour was a significant occasion for the project as it was the start of construction coming back up out of the ground.
“For months we have been excavating, and now we have reached a point where we can start to go up. In another year you will see a lot more coming up out of the ground, but this is where it all starts,” he said.
“This concrete pad is the lift core footing for The Star Grand Hotel, which means our first hotel is already under construction.”
Mr. Crooks said he expects the main contractor for the integrated resorts’ shell and core will begin building in August this year.
“Over the next 12 months the site is going to change dramatically,” Mr Crooks said.
The Queens Wharf Brisbane IR is scheduled to open in late 2022. The IR will offer four luxury hotels, 50 restaurants, bars and cafes, exciting new retail opportunities and more than 12 football fields of the public realm.