Queen’s Wharf fitout crew announced

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Queen?s Wharf on track to open in 2022 as first pieces come together

The construction of Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier and QT Hotel on the Gold Coast has been awarded to a Sydney-based company, who will include gaming, food and drink areas on two level’s of Queensland’s Queen’s Wharf resort development.

State development minister Kate Jones announced the contract went to Built, headquartered in Sydney, but which has an inner-city Brisbane base, according to the Brisbane Times.

“The latest contract to deliver the next major package of works has been awarded to a proud Australian construction company,” Ms Jones told Parliament on Tuesday.

“Built have been awarded the contract to fit out levels five and six of Queen’s Wharf.

“That means one thing – more jobs for local contractors, chippies, sparkies, plasterers and labourers will all work on the fitout of these entertainment areas next year.

“We’re urging anyone interested in working on the largest tourism project in Queensland’s history to keep an eye on the Queen’s Wharf website, with opportunities for subbies to come online soon.”

Built managing director Brett Mason said the company was also involved in the construction of the Sovereign VIP gaming area at The Star in Sydney.

“We’re excited to be involved in this project off the back of our successful delivery of the new Sovereign area at The Star and to bring the same high level of quality and meticulous attention to detail to Queen’s Wharf,” he said.

Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks said Built had an extensive track record across the retail, entertainment and hospitality sectors.

“Built’s works include the fitout of gaming and food and beverage outlets on podium gaming levels five and six as well as a number of floors below the Sky Deck that will house VIP gaming and plant equipment,” he said.

“Built have a strong reputation within the industry and we look forward to welcoming them on-site in 2021.”

Queen’s Wharf will include more than 50 new restaurants and bars, and a precinct that will create up to 10,000 ongoing jobs,” Ms Jones said.

It will become home to four new luxury hotels, 2000 residential apartments and the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space.

The construction process has already included 5000 tonnes of steel, 41,000 cubic metres of concrete, 400,000 cubic metres of fill, timber and debris and 90 per cent recycled material.

Queen’s Wharf architects overhauls its workflow

Cottee Parker now uses BIM software, Bluebeam Revu to mimic its paper-based workflow and cut the documentation process on its Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project.

BIM Today reported in June that Australian architecture and design firm Cottee Parker is currently the lead architect on the biggest project in the company’s history, the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

The $4 billion mixed-use development, set to open in 2024 will include 2000 apartments, 1000 premium hotel rooms, 50 restaurants, a 1000 person ballroom, 12 football fields’ worth of public space, as well as a casino and retail space.

The project is projected to create more than 8000 jobs once operational and add 1.4 million additional tourists to the city per year.

“Queen’s Wharf is one of the largest projects in Australia,” according to a Cottee Parker director Naveen Dath.

“It is a truly transformational project,” Dath added.

“I remember when we were doing the initial schematic design stage in 2015, there used to be reams and reams of paper hiding beneath people’s desks,” he said.

Cottee Parker’s paper-based workflow quickly became a challenge with such a complex project.

“One of the biggest challenges was the sheer number of documents I had to check,” documentation manager Charles Simons said

“We normally go through a process of printing out every single sheet that’s going to be issued to the client,” architect Steph Cook said.

This manual circulate-and-review process was time-consuming.

Documents would sit on one architect’s desk for a day, with as many as 10 architects needed to review a set of documents.

Moreover, conducting such document quality assurance – the process of preventing errors in design documents before they are delivered to the client – on paper came with issues around legibility and accountability.

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