Brisbane marketing are the Economic Development Board that promotes and shapes Brisbane as a destination of choice for business, tourism and lifestyle. Brisbane Marketing aim to sell Brisbane as the destination for business, investment attraction and leisure.
FDC were engaged under a Construction Management tender process basis to manage the design, procurement and construct of Brisbane Marketing’s new offices at Levels 2, 3 & 4, 155 Queen St, Brisbane, in the heart of the Queen St Retail Precinct. Given the very limited budget (<$800/M2), FDC proposed conversion of the contract to a Fixed Lump Sum Design & Construct Contract, which realised significant construction cost savings for Brisbane Marketing, and allowing FDC to add considerable value, by reducing FDC’s administrative costs and allowing FDC design-led input which transformed the project into an overwhelming success.
Spread over 2,400sqm floors and incorporating a glazed feature ‘Oculus’ (or glass void), the project includes 2 flexible event spaces as well as reception, breakout training and significant meeting and workspace areas. Under the converted ‘Design & Construct contract, a mechanical services re-design achieved double capacity for occupancy via FDC-led alternative design solution utilising refrigerated outside air – an important factor in boosting event and workspace capacity.