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Herbert Smith Freehills Brisbane HQ

Herbert Smith Freehills, has joined other high profile tenants in the newly constructed premium office tower at 480 Queen Street, occupying the top four levels of the building.

Brisbane office Managing Partner Michael Back said the move will support the firm’s growth in the Brisbane and Asia Pacific markets over the next decade, and will provide an innovative and connected environment for clients and staff to enjoy.

 “We have a solid foothold in the local market, and we remain on an exciting growth trajectory regionally, in alignment with the firm’s recently announced Beyond 2020 Vision and Strategy. The flexibility, innovation and forward thinking that is embodied in our new premises underlines that Vision and Strategy,” Mr. Back said.

480 Queen Street was selected by the firm as its new premises for many reasons, including its excellent location in Brisbane’s ‘golden triangle’, offering views of the Brisbane River, the Story Bridge, and St John’s Cathedral. Developed and constructed by Grocon in partnership with DEXUS Property Group, the building and surrounding precinct has exceptional amenities, including an in-built public parkland on level 4, world-class restaurants and cafes, a market-leading commuter centre, and a spectacular rooftop entertaining area. The building also boasts some of the largest floor plates in Brisbane. And, with a 6 star green star design rating and a 5 star NABERS energy rating, it is a market leader in sustainability.

Corian® has been used to create a truly unique staircase centrepiece clad in Corian® with greenwall reveals spaning across the four floors. Indoor plants have been grown specifically for this staircase for over 12 months.

 “480 Queen Street is a world class building in so many respects – there is truly nothing like it in Brisbane and it will be a wonderful place for our staff and clients to work in together.

“Our new workspace has new technology that enables us to be more mobile, flexible and efficient. This ranges from state-of-the-art meeting room technology, to desktop technology that truly allows for freedom of movement throughout the office.

“Being able to offer our staff an exceptional working environment will help us achieve our aim is of attracting and retaining the very best people. Clients will also benefit from our new environment with our new client space which offers state of the art technology, to ensure we can effectively connect and collaborate with them,” said Mr Heilbronn.


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Design By: Hassell
Fabrication: Arden Architectural Staircases
Photography: Nicole England
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