$2b media and innovation hub to transform inner-city Brisbane

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Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture.

Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will include nine buildings ranging from 10 to 40 storeys.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will include nine buildings ranging from 10 to 40 storeys. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture.

Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture.

Proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will have a subterranean retail space.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will have a subterranean retail space. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture will be located on a four-hectare site in inner-city Bowen Hills. Image: Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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Australia’s largest media organization, New Corp Australia, has revealed plans to transform a Brisbane site in Bowen Hills, currently home to its News Queenland division, into a “world class digital media and innovation hub.”

News Corp have partnered with professional services firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on a plan to redevelop the four-hectare, inner-city site, bound by Abbotsford Road, Campbell Street and Mayne Road.

Archipelago, supported by Fairweather Architecture, have created a masterplan to create a high-rise precinct that will include nine buildings ranging from 10 to 40 storeys in height.

The project known as Millennium Square will comprise 44,000 square metres of commercial space.

The proposed Millennium Square project by Archipelago and Fairweather Architecture. Image:  Courtesy Pricewaterhouse Coopers

“Millennium Square boldly positions the largely brownfield site as the New Knowledge Media Hub for Queensland,” said Archipelago on its website.

Robert Cavallucci, managing director of PwC, told ArchitectureAU, “The heart of the media hub will be signified by a brand-new, state-of-the-art commercial building that will be the new home to The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail and other related businesses, as well as other leading digital, technology and new knowledge companies, engendering innovation.

“Millennium Square will be recognized as a world class digital media and innovation hub; a place where media leaders, partners, collaborators, start-ups, educators and other allied new knowledge industries will collaborate, challenge and explore.”

The redeveloped precinct will also include 1,700 apartments, a subterranean retail centre and more than one hectare of open and publicly accessible space.


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