Queens Wharf, Brisbane

Completion year 2022

Key People

Mike Prior

Civil Engineering Project Section Manager, Principal

Martin O’Connor

Structural Engineering Section Manager, Project Engineer

Alex Saunders

Civil Project Engineer, Principal

Michael Ossipow

Hydraulic and Fire Project Engineer

Michael Lanchester

Acoustics Section Manager

Ashley Holm

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

Nigel Cooper

Mechanical and Vertical Transportation Engineering Section Manager, Project Engineer

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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 link to South Bank. Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE) are the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and acoustic engineering technical advisors to the Department of State.

WGE have worked on the project since 2013 and look forward to being involved through to completion in 2022. 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 reclaimed 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
  • Asset protection

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