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

Updates between 9th of October and 13th of October

October fog blankets the site

Updates between 2nd of October and 6th of October

Riverfire 2017 photos - jets, helicopters and fireworks

Painting around the lower levels and hotel sides plus number 33 on the hotel core

Updates between 11th of September and 15th of September

News and gossip from the site

Updates between 4th of September and 8th of September

Updates between 28th of August and 1st of September

The W Hotel tower reaches the big 30 levels

Time lapse videos for all of May

George Street closed off on the weekend with a mobile crane

Updates between 21st of August and 25th of August

Updates between 14th of August and 18th of August

Updates between 7th of August and 11th of August

Updates between 31st of July and 4th of August

Time lapse videos for all of April

W Hotel curved window installation

Updates between 24th of July and 28th of July

Updates between 17th of July and 21st of July

Official Pages

300 George Brisbane
Brisbane Quarter
Brookfield Multiplex
Brisbane Development

Painting around the lower levels and hotel sides plus number 33 on the hotel core

The lower levels of the W Hotel are being painted in black. The hotel sides are being done in a grey colour, though this may just be concrete sealant.


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Sat Sep 23 15:32:03 2017
Photos, Construction, Day

Updates between 11th of September and 15th of September

Here's an update from Bernard for the past week. Level 32 of the lift core has been reached, this should be the final level so just the rest of the tower floors need to be poured to catch up.

11 September -
Looks like no work on site today.


12 September -
- hotel: L28 North reinforcing being laid, looks like forms starting to go up for L29 support walls to the SW
- office: looks like the plant room walls S of the lift core have been poured (at least the first part) and scaffolding is being built up higher
- still no visible activity on the res tower

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13 September -
- hotel: L28 North poured this morning, formwork for L29 South West going up
- office: scaffolding build South of lift core continuing


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Sun Sep 17 20:38:00 2017
Photos, Construction, Day, GuestContribution, Panorama

News and gossip from the site

I heard some news and gossip through the grapevine about what's happening at the construction site. Make of it what you will, if you know any more please comment on the Facebook Page.

Regarding the new crane being installed - a worker from the site said that they needed a stronger crane for the job. Update on this: Original information regarding the crane for the commercial tower was wrong, it's the same crane, it was just moved onto the grillage and is now setup for the tower, allowing all the old tower penetrations to be filled in, which allows lower floors to be finished. Work will begin to setup the 2nd crane in the commercial tower in a few weeks. The residential tower crane will be removed.

For the office tower - there is a rumour that Q Super may be moving in once it's built. Apparently there is some interest from them in the building.

If you've followed the updates for last week and the previous week you'll have noticed that the climbing formwork around the the residential tower has all but been dismantled. It seems that work on the residential part of the site has completely stalled. This is due to nobody being awarded the contract to build it - after 3 stages of bidding already. Is the residential tower being canned? I don't know, but it does look delayed in the very least.

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Tue Sep 12 14:20:41 2017

Updates between 4th of September and 8th of September

Here's an update from Bernard for the past week.

4 September -
- hotel: L27 looks ready for pouring to the N, forms for columns going up to SW
- office: slab E of lift core looks like it was poured on the weekend, reinforcing still being placed S of core
- res tower looks pretty bare right now


5 September -
- hotel: L27 North poured, formwork going up for L28 SW side
- office: still building wall reinforcing S of the lift core. Some additional cages being installed below the climbing formwork
- res: nothing visible


6 September -
- hotel: formwork has jacked up, revealing L31; formwork build for L28 underway; gantry on E side installing mount points for cladding system (likely to be aluminium composite panels, presumably non-flammable type!)
- office: still working on walls S of core. Cage below jacking formwork on core still being built


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Mon Sep 11 14:47:21 2017
Photos, Construction, Day, GuestContribution