300 George Street Blogumentary
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300 George Street
Brisbane, Australia
This is a blogumentatry project that is following the construction and development of the building complex planned for 300 George Street, Brisbane, with the aim of capturing the history from demolition of the old court building to the final completion of the three new towers.
300 George Street Brisbane is the site for Brisbane Quarter and W Hotel, Brisbane.
This blog is in no way affiliated with the developer, leasing agents or any businesses planned to operate at 300 George Street Brisbane.

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Recent Posts

August 2018 Updates

July 2018 Updates

June 2018 Updates

May 2018 Updates

April 2018 Updates

March 2018 Updates

February 2018 Updates

January 2018 Updates

December 2017 updates

Remaining photos and updates for November 2017

Some cool shots from up high

Links to past time lapse videos

Reducing the frequency of updates and content on this Blog

Updates between 20th of November and 24th of November

Updates between 13th of November and 17th of November

Updates between 6th of November and 10th of November

Updates between 23rd of October and 3rd of November

A new crane installed at the commercial building site

Updates between 16th of October and 20th of October

Updates between 9th of October and 13th of October

Official Pages

300 George Brisbane
Brisbane Quarter
Brookfield Multiplex
Brisbane Development

August 2018 Updates

Only a short update for August. There were some temporary footpath closures along George Street. The commercial tower is growing quickly and being covered in lots of glass now.

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Updates from Bernard…
7 August -

- cranes and core have climbed again. Getting pretty high (above my height, pretty close to the top of the hotel)
- new steel columns & beams going on for the next floor
- lots of material (windows, ducting, cable) visible stockpiled on various floors. I expect internal fitout is proceeding quickly behind the glazing that has been fitted

- formwork in place for another floor, nearly level with the top of the core. I expect a climbing formwork for the core will arrive in the next week or so

21 August -

- core is now well above my floor
- plenty of windows stockpiled ready for installation

- looks like possibly another crane base on top of the podium near the res tower
- res tower has climbed another floor. Looks like formwork is being placed for the last walls/columns to bring it all up level with the existing core. After this, they might do a climbing formwork for the whole thing

30 August -

Climbing formwork being assembled for the res tower.

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Wed Sep 12 17:47:34 2018
Photos, Construction, Day, GuestContribution

July 2018 Updates

There has been some solid, visible progress on the residential tower in July. The W Hotel is old news now and the commercial tower is climbing higher and higher. It's interesting to see that the commercial tower windows are being placed as it is built up, unlike what happened with W Hotel where windows were installed significantly later. There was a police presence on the site one of the days too, though I am not sure why.

Here's an update from a source on site…
- Residential Tower is under construction
- 82 level residential tower with 2 pools and recreational areas.
- The completion is planned in October 2021.
- There are significant challenges in relation to aviation safety, but there is a plan in place for this.
- The sales suite is being constructed at the moment and is located in the retail tenancy on level 1 and 2 on the corner of George and Adelaide (within the retail tenancy).
- It is a whole building jump lending to faster construction.

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Sun Aug 12 14:53:46 2018
News, Photos, Construction, Day, GuestContribution

June 2018 Updates

June has finally seen the opening of the W Hotel. Though I've not been invited to have a look inside I did see some photos floating around that showed that the hotel is quite nice inside.

Prior to the opening there were window cleaners dusting off those curved windows.

I took a stroll down to the building and had a look inside. It certainly is impressive. I can't wait to see the rest of the public floors to be completed.

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Most of the retail areas have coming soon billboards covering them with an great selection of shops coming. The huge advertising screens inside are already set up and well are huge!

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Tue Jul 3 23:09:24 2018
Photos, Construction, Day, Night, GuestContribution

May 2018 Updates

May saw the announcement of residential tower construction starting next month. The site overall has been progressing at a steady pace.

The commercial tower is rising up and more glasswork is visible around the bottom now.

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Around the other side of the building the finishing touches on the support columns were being added and lots of work happening to finishing off the lower floors.

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The entrance to the W Hotel was looking like it would be ready for the opening.

The W logo took several days to get in place and lit up. The final lighting seems to include a coloured light strip along the edge of the white cladding, it's a nice effect.

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Even at the end of the month and with the June 1st opening looming closer there were obvious bits of finishing work left to do. Not all of the windows have been installed on the North Quay side of the hotel where a crane was installed throughout the construction. There was also some kind of work left to do on the roof (it can be seen from Victoria bridge that something is just not completed there) and no doubt all throughout the hotel. I've reached out to Multiplex to ask for updates but received no response.

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The footpath on the George Street side was closed for a period in May while the bottom entrance areas were completed ahead of the W Hotel opening.

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Mon Jun 4 19:48:40 2018
Photos, Construction, Day, Night, GuestContribution