Arup Will Design the Brisbane Cruise Terminal

Arup together with architect Arkhefield managed to win the detailed design contract for the new international cruise terminal in Brisbane, Australia. The facility will cost $158 million and it will include a 9,300 m2 terminal building, a 200 metre-long wharf and public spaces with parking for cars and buses. Arup will be responsible for the detailed design and analysis of the terminal building, the wharf, and the landside civil works.

“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 Pty Ltd (PBPL) to deliver it,” said Lloyd Twomey, part of the Arup team.

The project was appointed to Arup after the firm successfully supported Port of Brisbane’s submission of a detailed business case as part of the stage 2 ‘detailed proposal’ phase of the market-led proposal. It is the second one in Queensland to advance to the delivery phase.

Commenting on this achievement, Lloyd said that “with a strong understanding of key project challenges, opportunities and stakeholders, we were 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.”

The construction of the wharf is booked to start in the middle of this year.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical specialists, working across all the aspects of today’s built environment. It has its quarters in London, employing more than 13,000 specialists in 90 different disciplines in approximately 35 countries. One of the company’s most known projects is the design of the London Olympic Games arena, home for 10,000 athletes, 800,000 spectators and 21,000 members of the media.


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