Gillespies is part of an international consortium appointed to deliver South Bank’s 30-year masterplan. This is part of plans to revitalise the 42-hectare riverfront precinct in Brisbane.
Following a comprehensive and competitive open-market tender process, the ‘Future South Bank Group’, a consortium led by Urbis, was appointed to deliver the South Bank Corporation’s future South Bank masterplan.
The plan will make more efficient use of space, create more usable green space, improve access for people and explore possible new uses and opportunities to align with the vision for South Bank, our changing city, and future generations.
Gillespies will work alongside Urbis, Cox Architecture, Arup, Cultural Capital, Complete Streets and Projects for Public Spaces to support the delivery of a bold masterplan that champions ‘Best for Brisbane’ solutions.
Urbis design director Natalie Hoitz said:
“Our passionate, talented and experienced local team is joined by international thinkers and industry practitioners. Together, our extended team brings original thinking and a deep understanding of place-led masterplanning of cultural, lifestyle and parkland precincts in waterfront locations,”
“South Bank is an integral part of Brisbane’s urban fabric and it is an exciting opportunity to support the Corporation in creating a bold and sustainable plan for the future of this significant precinct.”
Gillespies partner Stephen Richards commented on the appointment:
“We are thrilled by the launch of this ground-breaking masterplan in the heart of this great Australian city. Gillespies was involved in the original layout for South Bank and it is wonderful to be able to revisit such a well-loved destination. Urbis has brought together a diverse and exciting team of leading local and international thinkers to plan a 30-year vision for South Bank. A unique opportunity exists to build a bright future for this pivotal site and I am personally delighted to be invited to participate in the process.”