259 Queen Street Tower and Lobby Refurbishment

Brisbane CBD, Queensland

Cox were engaged to transform an outdated commercial office tower into a contemporary work environment commensurate with the expectations of tenants.

Our first task was to devise concept floor plans for incoming and potential tenants showcasing different workstyles and fit-out options. We selected a palette of materials that gave a sophisticated quality to the space as well as being hardwearing and easy to maintain. Consideration was given to the integration of services and lighting, including a new destination-controlled lift system.

The existing lobby suffered from a mishmash of stylistic influences and had turned its back on its most venerable neighbor, the stately General Post Office. Cox developed a design solution that stripped away the confusing layers and sympathetically integrated with the GPO via a minimalist glass roof canopy. The result is a Cathedral-like space of calm restraint, bathed in natural light.

A new café, concierge and covered pedestrian access connect Brisbane’s impressive heritage with contemporary design and create a welcoming environment for some of Brisbane’s busiest commercial entities.

  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team
In association with
Ruth Woods Architect (Heritage work)
Investa Pty Ltd and Australia Post
Project Status
Key Consultants
CBRE Project Management
Meinhardt Engineers
McKenzie Group Certifiers
Interior Engineering
NDY Fire
Contractor / Builder
Site Area
1500 m2
Gross Floor Area