Development announcement06 Jul 2018
Vicinity Centres, owners of QueensPlaza, have received development approval from Brisbane City Council for a $36 million redevelopment for QueensPlaza, Brisbane’s home of luxury shopping.
Vicinity Centres Executive General Manager, Development, Carolyn Viney, said the redevelopment of the centre was focused on elevating QueensPlaza’s luxury precinct and shopping experience for customers to cater for growing demand for luxury brands.
Ms Viney said the development would see the introduction of new international luxury brands and iconic Australian designers as well as two new signature restaurants, one featuring a new dining balcony looking over the Queen Street Mall.
“The QueensPlaza redevelopment has been designed to further enhance the centre's status as the leading luxury and lifestyle destination in Brisbane’s CBD and attract new luxury brands to the centre,” Ms Viney said.
“We want our customers as well as the over 1 million tourists who visit Brisbane’s CBD each year to take the time to indulge in the luxury and dining experience when they visit QueensPlaza. Our focus will be to bring a new curated fashion, beauty and accessories offer to life, complimented by a premium dining experience.”
Planned works will begin immediately and will also feature improvements to lighting, centre amenities and new flooring to enhance the everyday experience for QueensPlaza customers.
The new development concept has been prepared by Blight Rayner, with PDT Architects undertaking design architecture. Vicinity Centres has appointed Mainbrace as the design and construction contractor.
The majority of development works will be completed in time for the busy Christmas period, with the entire project due for completion in mid-2019.
Ms Viney said Vicinity Centres would continue to share updates and details about the project to customers, retailers and the community throughout the year.
QueensPlaza first opened in 2005 and houses anchor retailers David Jones and Coles as well as more than 60 specialty boutiques and high-end retailers.