Things are really happening in Brisbane. And one of those things is the development at 300 George Street known as The Podiums. Set on the old law courts site in Brisbane’s CBD, the $800m Multiplex development is 13,804m2 in size, split over three levels. Beginning works in August 2015, Rondo have been heavily involved in the construction, side by side with Contractor, Superior Walls & Ceilings.
Completed in June, the project has three levels that incorporate restaurants, cafes, bars, a supermarket, amphitheatre, luxury high-end flagship stores, master ballroom and viewing platforms, as well as the six-star W Hotel (contractor Wadsworth Construction) that has just been completed on top of the Level 3 podium.
Superior Walls and Ceilings were responsible for arranging the external and internal partitions, feature ceilings and bulkheads and worked together with Rondo to achieve the desired result for the Podium.
The feature ceilings and bulkheads were extremely detailed. Superior Walls and Ceilings and Rondo had to put their heads together and use all their knowledge and experience to overcome some challenging hurdles.
For instance, Superior faced the challenge of creating curved detailed bulkheads and feature ceilings. However, with Rondo’s help using a hybrid of the Rondo KEY-LOCK® Concealed Ceiling System and Stud & Track Wall Framing System, they managed to create a great outcome.
In QLD AWCI Awards in July, Superior won best overall project for 300 George Street for the W hotel lobbies – a testament to the design and teamwork between Superior Walls & Ceilings and Rondo.
When the entire development (designed by Architectural firm, DBI Design) is complete, it will have endured four stages:
- The Podiums
- The “W” hotel on top of The Podiums
- The commercial office tower next to the W hotel
- 84-story residential tower