One of Australia’s largest construction companies, Probuild, is proudly celebrating its five-year anniversary in the notoriously competitive Queensland construction market.
Probuild has only recently put roots down in Queensland – where their Brisbane business joins the ranks of their highly successful Victorian, New South Wales, and Western Australian counterparts.
Probuild's Queensland managing director Jeff Wellburn said the company’s initial decision to enter the market was prompted by a need to be able to serve their existing clients.
“We originally made the move to expand into Queensland at the request of long standing, established clients such as QIC and Frasers Property who had projects in South East Queensland” he said.
“We saw the Queensland market as an opportunity to expand, and we’ve been working hard over the past five years to replicate the same success we’ve experienced throughout the other states.
“Since we entered the market, we’ve successfully completed a number of projects including the redevelopment of Grand Central Shopping Centre in Toowoomba, Iglu Student Accommodation in Brisbane’s CBD, Coorparoo Square for Frasers Property Australia and a new six star suite hotel and casino for The Star on the Gold Coast”Jeff Wellburn, Probuild Queensland Managing Director
As a tier-one construction company, Probuild’s Queensland workbook now also includes ground-breaking projects such as Destination Brisbane Consortium’s Queen’s Wharf early works and Cbus Property’s 443 Queen Street.
Probuild was announced as the successful contractor for the Queen’s Wharf Integrated Resort Development (IRD) Bulk Earthworks (demolition, shoring and excavation) package in November, 2017 – a significant milestone for a construction company that is still relatively new to the competitive Queensland market.
The unprecedented excavation scale of the site makes it the state’s biggest CBD basement retention and excavation project.
The 18-month project is making way for a $3.6 billion development, which includes 50 new restaurants and bars, premium hotel rooms and residential apartments, a new pedestrian bridge, 100m high sky deck and casino.
Jeff Wellburn said that Probuild was proud to be a part of the historic Brisbane development alongside partners of such high calibre.
“The Destination Brisbane Consortium has a fantastic vision for Queen’s Wharf.
"It is truly going to be a world-class destination,” he said.
“Our involvement in the early stages of the project has seen us develop a thorough understanding and we are well positioned to deliver the next 18 months' work.”
Signature projects such as Queen’s Wharf are part of Probuild’s unique vision to nourish collaborative relationships and to bring the nation’s best construction approaches into play.
Solution-focused methods are a cornerstone of the Probuild approach to construction and are helping to feed their commitment to bold, open and accountable decision-making.
The young Queensland business is also currently working with Singapore-based firm WOHA, local architecture firm Architectus and landscape architecture firm Taylor Cullity Lethlean to create Brisbane’s first truly "subtropical apartment tower".
The 443 Queen Street development boasts a generous and welcoming public domain that creates a strong link between Brisbane city streets and the river’s edge
Designed with the warm Queensland climate in mind, the slender towers are inspired by the natural riverside topography and made to invite natural breezes and shade from the sun. The 47-storey apartment tower is expected to be completed late 2020.
“This is an incredibly unique project for the City of Brisbane and Probuild is motivated and ready to bring it to life,” Wellburn said.
“Cbus Property is a repeat client for Probuild and this appointment is a testament to our teams that are delivering iconic projects together, such as the new Victoria Police Headquarters in Melbourne.”
Nationally, the company is delivering some of Australia’s largest construction projects with a pipeline of projects worth $5 billion.
Grown organically from the company’s humble family beginnings and upward reputation, Probuild’s Queensland business is making a name for themselves with their dedication to partnership-driven projects.
Looking ahead to the future with an innovative eye, they will continue delivering the quality projects that clients have come to expect from the tier-one construction company.
For updates on upcoming national and local projects, visit Probuild’s website.
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