Latest impressions of CBD redevelopment.
IPSWICH residents have been given a fresh perspective on the CBD redevelopment with the release of new drawings of the Nicholas St precinct.
Newly released drawings of the Nicholas St precinct development give a fresh perspective on how the area will look and feel once finished.
The drawings illustrate the development from street level.
Last week, Ipswich City Council announced Hutchinson Builders as the preferred tenderer to construct a new council building, library and civic plaza at the end of Nicholas St. The $140 million contract, when formally awarded, will be the biggest in the history of the Ipswich City Council.
As part of the announcement, three advanced drawings were released and another five have now followed.
Hutchinson will also upgrade the existing carpark, finalise works on Nicholas St and Union Place, and ensure Bremer St traffic ramps are ready to go.
Work had already started on Nicholas St but the contract concerned the biggest components of the project.
Council administrator Greg Chemello said council officers will spend the next several weeks finalising the design with Hutchinson Builders.
“(Council officers will be) going through every aspect of the project to ensure ratepayers get the best value possible,” he said.
“I acknowledge that this has been a long time coming, but it was important to ensure that all issues were addressed so that the Ipswich Central redevelopment can finally become a reality.”
Nicholas St roadworks are set for completion by Easter next year, the new library is expected to be open by mid-2020 and the council administration centre by mid-2021.
The Queensland Times 11th June 2019