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UQ Forgan Smith

Heritage building refurbishment

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  • Location

    University Drive, St Lucia
  • Project Value



  • Surveying

Considered the centrepiece of the Great Court at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, the Forgan Smith building refurbishment involves transforming a piece of history.  The internal refurbishment of this heritage listed building involves the demolition of the existing roof level to extend it to provide new space for occupation, internal demolition works and the creation of a new void area creating a full height atrium down to the main entrance.  The works also involve the construction of new internal pedestrian cross over bridges and staircases to create a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility.  

The WCG Value add


  • Building as constructed survey to locate the building’s s ape (internally and externally) and all structural columns throughout the building 
  • Construction surveying services to set out new structural columns, voids cut into the existing floors, new lift shaft and complete structural re-build of the fourth floor