Huge Woolloongabba demolition project begins

July 20, 2018 by  

The nine-storey Landcentre building has begun to disappear from the Woolloongabba skyline as it is slowly demolished to make way for the $5.4bn Cross River Rail project.

Once completed, the new rail station is set to bring a high density of commercial and residential development to the suburb, creating many new opportunities for print shops and other service providers.

Demolition of the Landcentre building will firstly involve removing around 3,000 square metres of windows and glazing, to be followed by about 2,200 tonnes of steel. Over 800 government staff have been moved to other sites, donating a large portion of their office items to local schools.

Queensland Government Acting Treasurer Steven Miles said of the undertaking:

“The Landcentre will be Brisbane’s second largest demolition project in recent years.”

Work is being carried out by DECC Pty Ltd, a company specialising in large scale building removals, and is expected to be completed in early 2019 at a cost of $4.52m.

Construction will begin in late 2019 on the Cross River Rail station, which will see several 220 metre long platforms built at a depth of 27 metres. The new station is expected to open in 2024 and will link Brisbane’s train network to Woolloongabba’s main international attraction, The Gabba cricket stadium, via two 5.9 kilometre tunnels running under Brisbane River and the CBD.