Demolition work begins on Landcentre building

July 24, 2018 by  

Work to clear the Landcentre site at Woolloongabba, as part of the Cross River Rail Project has begun.

The Project aims to relieve a bottleneck in the public transport system and improve access to all areas of the CBD, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and entertainment and sports venues such as Suncorp Stadium in Milton.

The demolition contract was won by DECC Pty Ltd. Staff who worked in the nine-storey building have all been transferred to other government offices over the last few months and more than 2,000 items of office equipment have been donated to local schools. The next task in the site clearance will be the removal of around 3000 square metres of glazing in the coming weeks. Over 2,000 tonnes of steel will also be removed from the building. The heavy demolition is scheduled to start in September and should be finished early next year so that major construction can begin later in 2019.

Once cleared, the site will become the base for huge tunnel boring machines. Each of the two tunnels, going under the Brisbane river and CBD, will be 5.9kms long and the new station at Woolloongabba will be 27 metres below ground. The whole project will be ready for use by 2024.

On jobs such as this, poster printing is often used to inform residents and passersby about what is happening.