Tallest diagrid building completed in Brisbane

BESIX Watpac has completed construction on one of Australia’s tallest diagrid buildings, Jubilee Place, Brisbane.

Built by BESIX Watpac and supported by its Operational Support Services team, the project required a high level of collaboration with local contractors, Blight Rayner Architecture and Robert Bird Group engineers.

BESIX Watpac CEO Mark Baker said Jubilee Place was a landmark building that demonstrated and celebrated the capability and strength of the local construction industry.

“Jubilee Place is by any measure an extraordinary building, its unique exoskeleton structure, cantilevered over the adjacent heritage-listed Jubilee Hotel and directly above the Clem7 tunnel, posed significant engineering and construction challenges,” Baker said.

“Together with our subcontractors and partners, we are extremely proud of the outcome.”

No lost time injuries were occurred during the build, which was achieved through more than 600 site safety inspections, almost 1500 site inductions and over 1000 toolbox talks.

Subcontractors like Beenleigh Steel Fabrications (BSF), Dewpoint Group, G. James Glass, Beavis & Bartels and Blue Star Electrical Services provided solutions for construction including, diagrid uprights, nodes and other steel components, prefabricated central AHU plant rooms and 3.4m high floor to ceiling vision glass panels on every level.

Baker said tenancy fit outs were now underway, and BESIX Watpac was scheduled to move its head office into levels six and seven of Jubilee Place after Easter.

“We are excited to be moving into a building that is redefining the workplace experience,” he said.

Jubilee Place has achieved a 6-star Green Star design rating, for its outdoor amenity, green roof coverage, rainwater harvesting, energy efficient plant, solar power, end of trip facilities, touchless amenities, natural light and thermodynamic design.

BESIX Watpac aims to achieve 6-Star Green Star As-Built rating within the next six months.

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