Biggest Luxury Shopping Complex Coming to Queen’s Wharf

Queen’s Wharf is set to become the “envy of the nation” as Destination Brisbane Consortium has secured leading retailer DFS Group to open the luxury shopping complex, T Galleria, at the premier riverfront site. 

DFS, a part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) group, has one of the largest portfolios of internationally-known brands and stores. The group will occupy 6,000 square metres of the nearly 40,000 square metres of the lifestyle precinct. 

The complex will be a three-level site, blending into the repurposed, heritage-listed Printery Building on George Street. Across the shopping destination will be 16 free-standing luxury brand stores. 

Photo Credit: Artist’s rendering/DFS

“This is another milestone in the world-class development that will transform Brisbane’s CBD, boost tourism and create thousands more jobs when complete,” Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said.

“The development will feature 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, a casino, four world-class hotels, up to 2,000 residential apartments, the Sky Deck, moonlight cinema, the Neville Bonner Bridge and now around 6,000m2 of luxury retail floorspace.”

Photo Credit: Artist’s rendering/DFS

“Once Queens Wharf is up and running, it will provide jobs for more than 8,000 Queenslanders at one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations,” Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said.

“The construction workers on this massive project also deserve congratulations for their ability to keep the project going right through the impacts of COVID.”

T Galleria will be the largest complex for DFS compared to its sister stores in Cairns, Sydney  and Auckland, New Zealand.

Star Entertainment Group CEO Matt Bekier of the Destination Brisbane Consortium said that the addition of DFS’s biggest site in Australia would establish Queen’s Wharf as a “globally competitive” and world-class destination, delivering the “wow factor” for local, interstate and international visitors.

Meanwhile, DFS Group Chairman and CEO Benjamin Vuchot said that they are delighted to be on board.

“We’re delighted to join Queen’s Wharf Brisbane’s multitude of attractions and look forward to welcoming our global traveling customers to this exciting city in the future.”

T Galleria is earmarked for a 2022 opening. 

Queen’s Wharf Development On Time and Budget; Visitor Centre Reopens

The $3.6 billion development of Queen’s Wharf is still on time and on budget amidst the pandemic crisis, its developer recently unveiled in a report to investors. The planned world-class leisure, entertainment and tourism site at the Brisbane CBD also reopened its visitor centre to the public on 6 July 2020.

Managed by the Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) for the Queensland Government, Queen’s Wharf completed its $1.6 billion financing requirements by the end of June 2020. 

“Being able to complete the project financing, particularly in such challenging market conditions, is a fantastic milestone for DBC,’ Nicholas Adkins of Allens, the international commercial law firm, said in a press release. 

“We are delighted to have been involved on such a landmark project for the consortium partners and the city of Brisbane and we are very keen to see the consortium’s vision come to life over the next few years as construction is completed.”

Construction of the Queen’s Wharf project started in January 2017 and it’s expected to be completed by 2023. Aside from the resort, hotel and casino facilities, the site will also include residential towers and commercial outlets.

Photo Credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

Meanwhile, those keen to check out what will be in store at Queen’s Wharf may drop by the visitor centre on George and Alice Streets. The area has a one-stop interactive section that will take visitors to the development process of the precinct. 

Children on a school holiday may also enjoy the Sky Deck’s glass floor area.  By 13 July 2020, Pulse Café will start serving meals and drinks to make visits more pleasurable.