Arup, a multinational professional services firm based in London, along with architect Arkhefield, has been awarded a contract for the detailed design for the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point.
The new $158m facility will allow largest cruise ships in the world to visit Brisbane and increase the number of international and domestic visitors to the region.
The project comprises a 9,300m2 terminal building, 200m wharf, public open spaces, and parking for cars and buses.
It will be the second market-led proposal (MLP) in Queensland to reach the delivery phase.
Arup is responsible for detailed design and analysis of the wharf, terminal building, and landside civil works.
Early works began in November 2017 and construction of the wharf is expected to start in mid-2018.
“Our engagement comes after successfully supporting Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd’s (PBPL) submission of a detailed business case as part of the stage 2 ‘Detailed Proposal’ phase of the MLP.
“With a strong understanding of key project challenges, opportunities and stakeholders, it was able to realise significant cost savings and deliver a value for money solution that was instrumental in PBPL’s proposal being accepted by the Queensland government,” Arup said in a statement.
Arup’s Lloyd Twomey said: “With a design team made up of more than 20 disciplines, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is a truly multidisciplinary project and we look forward to collaborating with Port of Brisbane to deliver it.
“We are proud to be part of such an iconic project that will boost South East Queensland’s reputation as a global tourism destination.”
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. The company has more than 13,000 employes in more than 35 countries.