300 George Street Blogumentary
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

Final update for 300 George Street

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

Official Pages

300 George Brisbane
Brisbane Quarter
Brookfield Multiplex
Brisbane Development

More of the lift shafts are starting to pop up

I've received quite a detailed update from Bernard, a reader who has contributed in the past. Lots of work is going ahead at the site. It's great to see the site from this vantage point, really puts it into perspective. Many thanks for this contribution!

There is a time lapse video at the end of this post showing the construction activity between Monday 7th to Thursday 10th of December, check it out!
First, the site overview. Two large excavators were removed during the week - on Thursday night, I believe, as they're still there at the end of the timelapse on Thursday morning.


Second, a closeup of the liftcore for the hotel. I suspect the brown platforms and pink columns are part of the jacking formwork for building the whole lift core, though I don't know for sure. You can also see the basement floor slab that has been poured in the far corner, and the preparations for pouring the next section (the black plastic area).


Third, the lift core area for the commercial tower. The formwork piled up here was used to cast the lift core for the hotel (you can see it being removed and placed here in the timelapse). There's also some drainage trenches that were dug during the week, with pipework being laid.


Finally, a closeup of the pit where the residential tower liftcore will go. They've poured concrete and dug it out again twice so far in the two large square foundation pads on the other side of the pit, obviously something is causing issues, I suspect rock fracturing due to the blast.


This is the time lapse…


Tue Dec 15 14:51:27 2015
Construction, Day, GuestContribution, Video, Crane