The vertical build of the 65-storey, $400m tower at The Star Gold Coast has reached its halfway mark soaring to 100 metres and continuing its upward ascent.
Construction of the second and taller hotel and apartments tower as part of The Star’s $2b masterplan is now at level 33, rising approximately a level every week and on track for an end-of-2024 completion.
Silas Croucher, Project Director of Destination Gold Coast Consortium, which is delivering the new tourism development, said the milestone marked the beginning of the construction’s homeward stretch.
“Even though we are only halfway to the 200 metre top out height, the tower has already transformed the Gold Coast coastal skyline.”
“The golden, glass façade installation is well advanced and already a striking feature as a beacon for the Broadbeach area.”
“For those, who are interested in the numbers, we’ve so far we’ve poured 11,945m3 of concrete, which is the equivalent of five Olympic sized swimming pools and the amount of reinforced steel used to date is 4320 tonnes or about the same weight as 393 school buses.”
Mr Croucher confirmed, all 437 of the one, two and three-bedroom residential apartments in the new tower have been sold and are unconditional.
Internal work is progressing on the new five-star hotel, which will sit above the six-level podium connecting directly to The Star Gold Coast's other resort offerings via a continuation of the ground level boardwalk, a level three retail promenade and the recreation deck.
Once complete it will be 22 metres taller than its sister tower, which houses the Dorsett Hotel and the first, The Star Residences apartment accommodation.
The Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer Jess Mellor said it’s thrilling to see the masterplan coming to life.
“The realisation of this project is creating an amazing legacy for the Gold Coast, continuing to provide jobs and opportunities for local suppliers, now during construction and ongoing once we open.”
“We want the Gold Coast to stay top of mind as a world-class tourism and entertainment destination, so continuing to invest and expand what we offer here at The Star will only help to attract even more people to our beautiful city,” said Mellor.
“By the time the new tower is complete we will have almost as many hotel rooms as Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. More accommodation inventory, more tourism amenities, and a new offering of event spaces will also help draw the business and convention market to our region, further boosting our local economy and driving visitation during traditionally off-peak periods. I’m proud to say we are well down the green and gold runway when it comes to completing of our suite of tourism, events and hospitality offerings ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
The second landmark tower is being developed by The Star Entertainment Group and its consortium partners. The joint venture partners are also developing the transformational Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project due to commence a staged opening from April 2024.