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WATCH | 70 years of UQ history rejuvenated over 12 months

In 2016 Buildcorp delivered our latest project for the University of Queensland (UQ), a significant refurbishment of their iconic Forgan Smith building, the centrepiece of the Great Court at UQ’s St Lucia campus. The innovative and complex project involved early contractor involvement to optimise the program and devise the best way to protect the heritage façade whilst creating a contemporary new facility fit for the future.

Construction challenges included creating a new atrium void and connecting stairs across three levels, raising the top floor structure by a metre and opening up the BVN-designed layout to create a range of new light-filled spaces. The works were undertaken with careful consideration to minimise impact on the operational campus.