Sector

Hospitality & Tourism

Subsector

Entertainment & Leisure

Client

HSW Nominees & Deague Group

Completed

2019

Team Leader

John Berlese

Architect

Woods Bagot (Precinct) & SJB (Art Series Hotel)

Urban Designer

Urbis

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$109M

Project value

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88

Weeks to build

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1500m²

Exhibition space

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Star Hotel

The historic 3.43 hectare Howard Smith Wharves site on the Brisbane river is set to be transformed to a world class riverside precinct with more than 2.7 hectares of public open space, a 164 room Art Series Hotel, an exhibition and events centre, a craft brewery, and an array of restaurants and cafes.

Hutchies is proud to be engaged by HSW Nominees to deliver this high-quality community space that celebrates its history and prime waterfront location. Connecting the New Farm Riverwalk and the CBD, the completed development will deliver an inclusive space for the local community, nearby workers and visitors to the city. As part of Hutchies’ contract, the riverfront will see the full restoration and transformation of the existing heritage buildings and wharf and will provide an entirely new entertainment precinct that celebrates the best of Brisbane. Beneath the cliffs and underneath the Story Bridge, the brand new Art Series Hotel, designed to blend into the cliffs with a uniquely jagged façade of varying textures, will be constructed along with a new events and exhibition space, designed for functions up to 1,000 people.

HSW Nominees’ team has a track record in refurbishing heritage listed and derelict buildings into successful, high profile, unique and iconic operations. Similarly, Hutchies is highly accomplished in working with inner city heritage sites. Together we look forward to creating an authentic and energetic space that revitalises Petrie Bight and respects the valuable heritage of the site.

Hutchies has deep connections with Brisbane. We’ve grown up here and our unique history with the city means we are passionate about being involved it its evolution. We are absolutely thrilled to be performing the construction of the long-awaited Howard Smith Wharves revitalisation project. With its riverside location and rich history, the site has so much to offer the people of Brisbane, and HSW Nominees have capitalised on this potential with the design of what is set to become the city’s next great leisure destination for locals and visitors alike.

Scott Hutchinson, Chairman

Hutchinson Builders

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We're excited to announce @felonsbrewingco is now open! Beer's back on the Brisbane River

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Today’s the day we welcome our first event guests to Howard’s Hall!

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A big day for HSW yesterday with Lord Mayor Quirk and Cr Vicki Howard on-site to officially open stage 1 of the Howard Smith Wharves precinct: our lift from Bowen Terrace, East Lawns and two event spaces - Rivershed and Howard’s Hall. Watch this space for announcements on more exciting openings over the next few weeks

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We’re gearing up for a massive week at HSW as we welcome our first event guests to the Rivershed and Howard’s Hall. Exciting times ahead – only 2 days to go!

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Hello @mrpercivals. You’re looking beautiful - Only a few weeks until we’ll be enjoying a drink right on the Brisbane River

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Soon to be the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic on the lawn ☀️

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HELLO SPRING! The boutique hotel looking beautiful behind the jacarandas in full bloom

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What a view! We love seeing the transformation of the site from above

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We’re getting close to finishing the construction of the Overwater Bar under the Story Bridge! Are you ready Brisbane?

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The almost-completed Story Bridge seen from Petrie Bight in ca. 1939. Can you see the ship docked at Howard Smith Wharves in the background? This was taken back when HSW was a working wharf! ⚓️ Photo: SLQ

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Reaching for the sky ↕️ Our lifts will provide access from Bowen Terrace directly to the precinct – how good is that!?

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Introducing Joey Cassin, @hutchies1912 Site Manager at HSW. Joey enjoys organising the trades and looking after all the workers on site (with pizza of course!). He said, “It’s great that everyone’s interested in what’s going on. You’ve got a bike path running through the job with people peering through the fence – everyone’s excited about it.”

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A great view of HSW! Public spaces will occupy 2.7 hectares of the site including grassed play areas, gardens, a walking track and dedicated cycle path

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Pedestrian and cycle path with a view! We’ve worked hard to maintain the cycle path through the site during the whole of construction. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Thanks for visiting today to view progress @cityhall_bne @cr.amanda.cooper @crvickihoward - our boutique hotel carpark is nearly complete ✔️with restaurants, bars, brewery and event spaces due to open in late 2018.

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What a view! Soon to be home to one of Brisbane's most exciting event spaces on this very site. #howardsmithwharves #brisbaneevents #brisbaneanyday

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We’re delighted to be working with Hutchinson Builders. A locally based family business 105 years in the making means restoration of #howardsmithwharves heritage buildings are in experienced and respectful hands. #hutchies1912 #brisbaneanyday

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What a night hosting the Professional Conference Organisation Association Networking Event earlier this week! Big thanks to our event partners @visitbrisbane @artserieshotelgroup @scenechangeav @moretonhire #howardsmithwharves #brisbaneanyday #thisisqueensland #pcoa

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Thanks to @whereswiwi for capturing this great perspective of Howard Smith Wharves. The city is buzzing with energy thanks to #brisbanefestival #howardsmithwharves

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The early stages of the Story Bridge construction circa 1938. #howardsmithwharves #brisbaneheritage

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Howard Smith Wharves, originally built as the Brisbane Central Wharves, were leased by the shipping company Howard Smith Co. Ltd from the mid-1930s until the early 1960s… Here it is in full operation circa 1940. #howardsmithwharves

July 2018

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Construction Journey

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