THE final tower crane servicing Brisbane Square was disassembled in July 2006, signalling a milestone in the completion of the construction programme. Baulderstone Hornibrook project director Mike Farrell says the removal of the last crane represented a symbolic and significant step.

“The roof is on, the elevators are working and the fit out is almost complete,” says Farrell.

“More than 1,000 workers, 38,000m3 of concrete and 3,800t of steel have been used to construct this iconic development.”

Farrell claims Brisbane Square is the most significant commercial development undertaken in Brisbane in 10 years.

“The contemporary and abstract architecture of Brisbane Square has been a monumental project for us. Even before it is completed, Brisbane Square is highly regarded as a new city landmark featuring modern art and individuality.

“The dramatic effect of the coloured podiums and raked windows are a smart look for Brisbane and we expect the public will embrace the new plaza and effectively make Brisbane Square an attractive and interactive meeting place,” says Farrell.

The $198 million development of Brisbane Square will be occupied by Brisbane City Council from levels 6 to 23 and Suncorp from 24 to 37 as well as the customer service centre and public library on the podium level.

Baulderstone Hornibrook is currently building $683 million worth of projects throughout Queensland.

Source: Construction Contractor