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Project dates
Nov 2009 - Nov 2012
Contract type
Design and construct (Joint Venture)
$129 million (at 30 June 2012)
Group Company
Thiess Leighton Properties
Project details

Leighton Properties entered into an agreement to develop the King George Central commercial office tower on 145 Ann Street, Brisbane. The development was sold to Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA) and is Brisbane's premier corporate CBD address, adjacent to the historic King George Square.

King George Central was the first major new commercial CBD development in Australia since the global financial crisis. It was designed to be Queensland's healthiest building, and was the first in Australia to be publically supported by the Heart Foundation. Healthy by Design features include a bike fleet, a healthy choice cafe and user friendly stairwells running to all floors from the ground level.

At 27 storeys, the 28,000m2 King George Central offers A-grade office accommodation in surroundings designed according to the Heart Foundation’s Healthy by Design features. The adjacent Ann St Presbyterian Church was also restored as part of the project, preserving the views from King George Central across the Square.

Thiess was responsible for all aspects of the project including:
  • design and construction of an A-Grade commercial office tower
  • management of the demolition and construction works within the extremely close proximity of a Heritage Listed church
  • feasibility constraints due to the global financial crisis, and
  • a very tight/small construction site.