The heritage-listed Jubilee Hotel will be restored and a new 14-storey office tower will be built above it after the Brisbane City Council approved the hotel’s redevelopment.
The project, designed by Blight Rayner, will see the preservation and refurbishment of the existing Jubilee Hotel along with a new 250sq m publicly-accessible plaza, and the construction of a 14-storey commercial office tower.
The application for the mixed-use project was submitted by a subsidiary of A. N. Burnett Investments Pty Ltd, owned by local pub baron Tony Burnett who runs a series of pubs and liquor retailers across Brisbane, including the Jubilee Hotel.
The 14-storey tower’s form will be bounded by a distinct steel structural exoskeleton that compresses and expands – the first of its kind in Australia.
The structural design incorporates a cantilever approach due to Brisbane’s Clem Jones Tunnel which runs directly underneath the 470 St Pauls Terrace site.
The materials used, a composite floor construction consisting of steel, timber and concrete manufactured by XLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), will reduce the weight bearing down on the underlying M7 tunnel.
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Located within the EKKA precinct of the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area, the hotel site sits among a tired part of inner Brisbane requiring revitalisation.
A revised green roof garden concept plan will ensure a minimum of 50 per cent green roof coverage. Rooftop solar panels and parking bays offering electric vehicle chargers will be included
The development will seek accreditation for a 6 Star Green Star, 5 Star NABERS and Gold WELL Building Standard.