Jubilee Place – something old and something new
The heritage-listed Jubilee Hotel, built in 1887, will undergo preservation and refurbishment and benefit from a protective arm over its shoulder in the form of a new 14-level commercial tower to be built on the corner site on St Paul’s Terrace in Fortitude Valley.
The commercial tower’s unique exoskeleton structure has been designed to lessen the impact on the Clem Jones Tunnel that lies beneath, reduce visual crowding of the hotel, and to focus on the health and well-being of its occupants with 6-star Green Star, 5-star NABERS and Gold WELL Building Standard accreditations as its aim.
The cantilever provides a canopy for a public plaza that links the hotel to the tower’s recessed lower levels, merging the old with the new in a bold and beautiful way. With a breathable glass-louvred façade, sub-tropical rooftop garden, cycling club and a start-up hub providing a public interface for the building’s occupants, this will be a building fit for the workplace of the future.
Principal Contractor, Watpac Construction, has once again called upon BSF’s prowess to fabricate and erect over 3,600 tonne of steelwork.