Multiplex selected as preferred contractor for $2.5bn

Construction firm Multiplex

Construction firm Multiplex has been selected as preferred contractor by the Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) for the main works of A$3.6bn ($2.5bn) Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development in Australia.

The scope of work includes delivery of the shell and core works covering the basement, base services, tower structures and the facade of the main integrated resort.

Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks said the contract is yet to be finalized and is subject to DBC board approval and State Government endorsement.

Crooks said: “The works that Multiplex will deliver include the shell and core works covering the basement, base services, tower structures and the façade of the main integrated resort.

“It includes the integrated resort high-rise tower shells ready for later fit-out works, the podium level nestled between the towers and the iconic Sky Deck that will sit 100 metres above street level.

“Multiplex will build five levels of basement carpark, the resort back of house facilities including kitchen, laundry, staff cafeteria, amenities and central energy plant.

“It’s a massive contract that in total will include approximately 370,000m² of floor area and 105,000m² of energy efficient glazed façade.”

Work on the project is planned to commence in mid-2019 with construction work scheduled to reach George Street level in late-2020.

The first stage of the Integrated Resort Development (IRD) is due for completion in late-2022.

Destination Brisbane Consortium is a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group, Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

Upon completion, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will comprise four new luxury hotels, more than 50 new bars and restaurants, 2,000 residential apartments and the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space, among others.

The project is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs during construction phase and 8,000 jobs upon completion of the project.