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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Showgrounds

Located 2km from the Brisbane CBD, the project is one of Brisbane’s most connected mixed-use developments. When complete, the area will incorporate residential, commercial, retail, and cultural spaces. The project has already seen the creation of The Green and The Yards residential apartments, Kingsgate commercial precinct and King Street which features a Rydges Hotel alongside an assortment of retailers.

Project at a glance

Brisbane Showgrounds

Location
Brisbane, Australia

Completion Date
2033

Project Categories
Development, Construction, Urban Regeneration

Delivery/expertise aspects
Building Construction, Retail, Commercial

Estimated Value
$2.8 billion total estimated development end value

As at 30 Jun 2022. Estimated project value, details and completion date reported in Lendlease Full Year Results, 30 June 2022. Figures in AUD.

Project vision

Brisbane Showgrounds’ focus is on creating a future-facing lifestyle destination while preserving the past, reducing its carbon footprint, recycling materials and honouring the site’s heritage in innovative ways. The development boasts Green Building certifications that demonstrate leadership in sustainability.

Innovation in construction techniques has been a vital part of the precinct’s creation and has seen the delivery of 25 King, Queensland’s first and, at the time of construction in 2018, Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building. 25 King was awarded Best Building in the World (new building under 100m) in the 2021 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Annual Awards. The construction technique of using preassembled engineered wood boasts a number of sustainability benefits. Timber buildings tend to be 30 to 50 per cent lighter and 30 per cent quicker to construct compared to concrete buildings. Research also indicates health benefits for those working in timber buildings, including decreased blood pressure and general improvements in wellbeing.

The project aims to provide space for community to flourish with weekly free wellness and fitness sessions, the King Street Book Club, community newsletters, a community grants program and sponsored events occurring within the precinct. Brisbane Showgrounds has also supported local high school students with hands-on learning opportunities facilitated by Lendlease design experts.

Project highlights

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Sustainability focus design
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Community centric

Weekly free wellness and fitness sessions, the King Street Book Club, community newsletters and a community grants program allow the community to flourish

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A place of the future

25 King was awarded Best Building in the World (new building under 100m) in the 2021 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Annual Awards.