Brisbane Square

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Brisbane Square
Brisbane Square July 06.jpg
Brisbane Square from South Bank
General information
Status Complete
Address 266 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°28′14.42″S 153°1′20.98″E / 27.4706722°S 153.0224944°E / -27.4706722; 153.0224944Coordinates: 27°28′14.42″S 153°1′20.98″E / 27.4706722°S 153.0224944°E / -27.4706722; 153.0224944
Completed 2006
Roof 151 m (495 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 37
Design and construction
Architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall
Structural engineer Qantec McWilliams
Main contractor Baulderstone Hornibrook

Brisbane Square is a high-rise building in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The building has 38 floors and rises to 151 metres.[2] The building's main use is for office space, the lower floors leased to retailers, with a 350-space car park below the building. Significant tenants include the Brisbane City Council (floors 1-23) and Suncorp (floors 24-37).

Brisbane Square is situated on the block bounded by William Street, George Street, Queen Street and Adelaide Street. The building faces the Conrad Treasury Casino on Queen Street and formerly, the Law Courts Complex on Adelaide Street.


Brisbane Square under construction in 2006

Brisbane Square is owned by ABN AMRO and was designed by international architects Denton Corker Marshall.[3] The Civil and Structural engineers for the project were Qantec McWilliam consulting engineers. Two of the four distinctive, rectangular, coloured spaces near the base of the building contain the new Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Square Library.[4] Brisbane Square is the largest commercial office building in Australia to have been awarded a 5 star Green Star rating. The original development application included a number of residential floors on the top of the building, however this was rejected on the basis that noise levels would be excessive.


Construction was completed in late 2006. The project was constructed by Baulderstone Hornibrook QLD Pty. Ltd. Key personnel during the construction phase were Chris MacDonald (Project Manager), Brian Weigal (Site Manager) and Phil Reed (Senior Engineer).


The Brisbane City Council operates a public library in Brisbane Square.[5]

The garden park area, in front of the Law Courts Complex (and the State Law Building), is the block of land on which Brisbane Square now stands

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brisbane Square" (PDF). Green Building Council of Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Tight Arse Tours
  3. ^ site of Brisbane City Council Archived May 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Brisbane Square Library and Customer Centre
  5. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brisbane Square at Wikimedia Commons