Weeks to build
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
We're excited to announce @felonsbrewingco is now open! Beer's back on the Brisbane River
Today’s the day we welcome our first event guests to Howard’s Hall!
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
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!
Hello @mrpercivals. You’re looking beautiful - Only a few weeks until we’ll be enjoying a drink right on the Brisbane River
Soon to be the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic on the lawn ☀️
HELLO SPRING! The boutique hotel looking beautiful behind the jacarandas in full bloom
What a view! We love seeing the transformation of the site from above
We’re getting close to finishing the construction of the Overwater Bar under the Story Bridge! Are you ready Brisbane?
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
Reaching for the sky ↕️ Our lifts will provide access from Bowen Terrace directly to the precinct – how good is that!?
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.”
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
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.
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.
What a view! Soon to be home to one of Brisbane's most exciting event spaces on this very site. #howardsmithwharves #brisbaneevents #brisbaneanyday
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
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
Thanks to @whereswiwi for capturing this great perspective of Howard Smith Wharves. The city is buzzing with energy thanks to #brisbanefestival #howardsmithwharves
The early stages of the Story Bridge construction circa 1938. #howardsmithwharves #brisbaneheritage
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
Hutchinson Builders is undertaking the redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves project between the New Farm Riverwalk and Ivory Street From 1 June 2017 to 31 December 2018.
During this time the Shared Pathway will remain open, but will be re-diverted at various stages throughout construction. The approval for the changes to the Shared Pathway are outlined below from Brisbane City Council including the approved Site Management Plans.
There will be times of full closure and these will be separately applied for and notified to the public.
Signage will be placed at either end of the Shared Pathway and at interaction locations where workers and machinery cross the Shared Pathway.
Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and watch for workers and machinery throughout the duration of the Howard Smith Wharves precinct.
For further information please contact
We approve the closure of the Shared Pathway from the Brisbane River Boardwalk to the City Reach Boardwalk for the Howard Smith Wharf Development with your provided diversions from 1st June 2017 to the 31st December 2018 with attached conditions:
Stage 3 works (SMP03) between 1st July 2017 – 31st December 2017:
Stage 6 works (SMP06), between 1st December 2018 – 31st December 2018:
We understand that the works require intermittent full closures of the shared pathway for up to a week at a time. We require that these full closures be separately applied for to BCC-Transport-Permit@brisbane.qld.gov.au with the relevant application form at least 2 weeks before the scheduled closures to permit time for assessment, as full closure notice must be in place a minimum of 1 week prior to the closure. Please mark these intermittent full closure application emails as ‘Urgent’ with the BCC DA number in the subject so we can easily identify that the closure relates to this site. Please ensure that detour maps, notice signage and all relevant information is attached to these full closure applications.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Footpath, Off-Road Shared Pathway and Bikeway Team
Planned Incident Management
Congestion Reduction Unit Brisbane Infrastructure
Brisbane City Council