This project has completely transformed the main entry foyer of 259 Queen St commercial tower for the building owners, Investa.
The upgrade increases area by 30%, integrating sympathetically with the heritage listed GPO via a minimalist glass canopy. The result is a modern, light-filled entrance with cathedral-like volume. The foyer to the flagship building in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD now also includes direct access to a 70-seat café, a concierge, and the covered pedestrian links of the GPO. 259 Queen Street now has a fitting entry statement to its more than 24,000 sqm of NLA, anchored by NAB. The previously hidden south façade of the GPO is revealed and celebrated.
The manner in which the new and old fabric come together is unique in the Brisbane CBD context. Tenants and visitors alike to both buildings now enjoy their journey and interactions whilst being bathed in natural light – in stark contrast to what went before.
259 Queen Street was recently recognised as the winner of ‘Best in State’ (Commercial) in the AIDA Awards.