Winner: AIQS Infinite Value Awards

The Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court project has won the 2013 Government Project award in the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Annual Infinite Value Awards.

The Government Project Award Category recognises value and excellence in the delivery of a public sector project with an emphasis on making a positive impact on the community and the resulting social benefits of the project as a whole.

The project comprises 60,000m2 GFA, over 19 levels with 39 courts, 62 judge’s chambers, a 40 cell watch house, several large public spaces and a 3,500m2 public square. The unique design, attention to detail and ESD focus required a collaborative approach by all team members to ensure that all elements of the original vision were delivered in the finished building.

The project is unique for a major Australian court, in that one entire side of each courtroom is a glazed external wall, with high level glazing to as much of the remaining walls as possible. Other notable design features include access floors with displacement air conditioning, an insitu flat plate concrete ceiling soffit to courtrooms and public areas and a double skinned ventilating glass facade.

Wilde and Woollard (Qld) were proud to be involved in this unique project from design competition stage, through cost planning, GCS negotiation and post contract audit QS role.

Consultant Team:

Architect: Architectus and Guymer Bailey Architects

Engineering: Aurecon Australia

Hydraulics: Thomson Kane

Managing Contractor: Lend Lease

Client: Department of Justice and Attorney General

Principal’s Representative: Project Services

Quantity Surveyor: Wilde and Woollard (Qld)