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Queensland Government’s 46-storey new home wins state’s top property honour

A skyscraper that has reshaped the Brisbane skyline has taken out the Property Council of Australia’s Rider Levett Bucknall Queensland Development of the Year award.

1 William Street is the 46-storey office now home to the Queensland Government and public service.

Building owners Cbus Property and ISPT were praised for taking an innovative approach to development that has delivered a significant and striking addition to the Brisbane skyline.

“1 William Street was a major catalyst project for the Queens Wharf precinct,” says the Property Council’s Queensland Executive Director Chris Mountford.

“This landmark commercial tower has reintegrated an undervalued section of the foreshore back into the physical and social fabric of Brisbane city.”

1 William Street is now competing in three categories at the national awards, which will be held in Sydney on Friday 17 May.

The Queensland Development of the Year award is part of the national 2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RBL) Innovation and Excellence Awards program.

RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program since its inception in 1982.

Managing Director of RLB in Brisbane David Stewart said the building set a new benchmark for government accommodation across Australia.

“1 William Street has enhanced connectivity between the Brisbane River, the city and the Botanical Gardens, activating the public realm with new pedestrian linkages and landscaped terrace zones that introduce a new public amenity to the precinct.”

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