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.

If you want to get in touch, please email me on

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

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

April 2018 Updates

April has brought the W Hotel tower to closer completion as seen from the outside. The decorative cladding on either side of the building was put in and plants were delivered to the site and moved into place.

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Looks like deliveries to the site are being made already.

An anonymous source has provided some interesting updates on the timelines for the hotel operations -
- The hotel operator moved in to the offices in February and have begun their operations.
- Formal testing of the rooms will commence April with some test guests.
- Opening of the Hotel to Public is 1st June 2018

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Tue May 1 23:50:29 2018
News, Photos, Construction, Day, GuestContribution

March 2018 Updates

March had a few interesting developments. The North Quay side crane was removed from the W Hotel part of the construction site. That stretch of the road was closed for the duration of this operation.

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Which lasted into the night too.

Then there was the PR failure on the W Hotel site announcing that the hotel was opening on the 15th of March. Of course this didn't happen.

I had an earlier post about this which I was contacted about by Multiplex. They were not happy with what was written, so in good faith I took it down until they provided further information to clarify the dates. After several initial emails going back and forth Multiplex agreed to provide a statement but then went completely silent. After several attempts to reach back out to them, all my emails went ignored and unanswered. So…I have nothing further to add here as I can only go on what information I see online and what I can see happening at the site as a casual observer.

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Fri Apr 6 03:13:51 2018
News, Photos, Construction, GuestContribution

February 2018 Updates

February's update isn't as big as January. Overall the most visible progress has been made on the W Hotel tower. The curved glass side is almost fully sealed in and all the decorative cladding is almost across the whole building. There is a huge way to go until it's complete though!

There's been a fair amount of night time work going on too…

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It's a regular sight now to see work going on after 5pm on the lower levels…

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Sat Mar 3 13:40:51 2018
Photos, Construction, Day, Night, GuestContribution