Heritage restoration in a live environment


259 Queen St

A significant lobby refurbishment and new glass façade project within a live and operational Brisbane CBD building, linking 259 Queen St with the adjacent heritage listed GPO building.

Value: $4m

Client: Investa Property Group

Architect: Cox Architecture

Completion date: June 2017

The project consisted of the complete demolition and refurbishment of the existing entry foyer in a live and operational Brisbane CBD building, with full public access maintained. The works included the demolition of an existing glass roof, structural demolition, a new glass façade and roof abutting into an existing heritage building, all new lobby finishes and fitout including a 10m high feature stone clad wall and a lift car upgrade.

The GPO is a place of local heritage significance included in the Heritage Overlay of Brisbane City Plan 2014, and also listed as a heritage place on the Commonwealth Heritage list. Delivered in three stages, the works acknowledge the significance of the site by delivering a high standard of materials and workmanship, and care and respect for the significant historical fabric.


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