South Bank Corporation Ltd
Reconfigured Pedestrian Friendly Local Traffic Network
Significantly Improved Commercial Opportunities
The realignment of Grey Street in Brisbane formed part of the Southbank Redevelopment and required the reestablishment of Grey Street back to its historical position and form.
Following “Expo 88”, Grey Street existed as a one way street which was planned to run under an elevated pedestrian boulevard, the first section of which was built between Rydges Hotel and the Conservatorium of Music.
RCP planned and managed the re-establishment of Grey Street as a two way, tree lined avenue. Works required to achieve this aim included the reversal of the existing one way system in Merivale and Cordelia Streets and the relocation of major services into the new street alignment. Major sewer services were relocated, as was the main Telstra Fibre optic cable serving South Brisbane.
Access to the Brisbane Convention Centre was reworked due to the creation of new exit and entry available from Grey Street.
Demolition of the existing post tensioned boulevard structure between Rydges Hotel and the Conservatorium of Music necessitated significant liaison with bus and taxi operators and significant staging issues during overall construction of the Southbank Redevelopment.