University of Queensland, 308 Queen Street

308 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD



The University of Queensland

45 weeks

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FDC QLD have completed another delivery for the University of Queensland; 308 Queen Street, the latest stage in the University’s vision to expand its footprint in Brisbane’s CBD.

Restoration is at the heart of this development, with FDC working alongside heritage architect Conrad Gargett to preserve historic elements such as:

  • Sandstone façade
  • Expansive glass ceiling dome
  • Marble flooring
  • Paint and plaster
  • Re-use of heritage floorboards removed in previous works

The project saw the refurbishment of the ground floor of 308 Queen St and the introduction of two new lift openings and a stairwell linking the site to 88 Creek Street’s Lobby, providing easier access between the two buildings.

Further enhancements include new catenary lighting system and diffuser above the dome with custom colour control and acoustic systems, a bespoke metalwork package and the removal and eventual reinstallation of the Level 5 Plant Room roof.

The refurbishment, restoration and fitout will provide a new hub for current and postgraduate students at the very centre of Brisbane City.

Congratulations to our project team and to our wonderful project partners:
Client: The University of Queensland
Client PM: Savills
Architect: BVN Architecture
Heritage Architect: Conrad Gargett
Structural & Civil Engineers: ADG Engineers
Consultants: Norman Disney & Young, WEBB, Vipac Engineers & ScientistsGleedsCertisPrensa Pty Ltd

Photography by Mitch Lowe


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