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Queens Wharf, Brisbane

Completion year 2022

Key People

Nigel Cooper

Mechanical and Vertical Transportation Engineering Section Manager, Project Engineer

Martin O’Connor

Structural Engineering Section Manager, Project Engineer

Michael Ossipow

Hydraulic and Fire Project Engineer

Ashley Holm

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

Alex Saunders

Civil Project Engineer, Principal

Michael Lanchester

Acoustics Section Manager

Mike Prior

Civil Engineering Project Section Manager, Principal

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The iconic Queens Wharf redevelopment is a major project in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD covering more than 26 hectares. The development is expected to include world-class hotels, restaurants, bars, gaming, outdoor public spaces and foreshore area including a new pedestrian bridge link to South Bank.

WGE are the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and acoustic engineering technical advisors to the Department of State Development for this iconic project in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.  WGE have worked on the project since 2013 and will be assisting the State through to 2022 upon completion of the development.

The development area contains numerous buildings of Heritage significance and the Riverside Expressway, the State’s most heavily trafficked road. The project will include significant bulk earthworks and rock excavation for a nine-storey basement, as well as a new river foreshore area immediately adjacent to the development. The engineering challenges and technical issues required to be managed are extremely unique, requiring an innovative and bespoke design approach. 

To date, WGE have assisted the State with:

  • Preparing the technical brief to market
  • Reviewing the submitted bids and reporting on the pros, cons, opportunities, constraints and risks associated with Authority and stakeholder interactions
  • Technical delivery and risk mitigation
  • Asset protection
  • Design documentation review and advice

As the design develops and construction gets underway, this will be a project that will define Brisbane as a true world city.