Brief description of the works
Anzac Square Building is a National, State and Brisbane City Council Heritage listed icon of approximately 25,000 sq.m. in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. The structure adjoins Anzac Square park and is bounded by Ann, Edward and Adelaide Streets. The building was previously owned and occupied by the Queensland Government for Departmental office requirements. The beautiful sandstone and granite building was re-developed and converted into 41 luxury one, two and three bedroom residences, five 1200 sq.m. floors of 'A' grade office space, a vibrant retail arcade featuring 35 quality speciality shops, and a 135 room 4 star apartment hotel Design and Construction project with a Retail Component, Commercial Component, Residential Apartments, Hotel accommodation and a Underground carparking and tunnel.
This project won the:
- Urban Design Institute of Australia National Award for Urban Renewal Award for Excellence;
- Urban Design Institute of Australia State Award for Urban Renewal Award for Excellence and the Premier Award;
- Property Council of Australia Building Excellence Award;
- Property Council of Australia Building Excellence Award
- Queensland Master Builders State Award for Refurbishment over $3 million;
- Queensland Master Builders South East Queensland Refurbishment over $3 million;
- Housing Industry Association State Award Project of the Year Commercial Category; and
- Australian Institute of Building Refurbishment Certificate of High Commendation Professional Excellence in Building Award
Experience obtained during Tom Forrester's tenure as General Manager of the construction division of a major publicly listed company.