9 August 2012 – A double-skin glass façade and an under-floor service delivery area for electrical, airconditioning, data and sprinkler systems are among innovative ideas incorporated into the new $570 million Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court Building.

The building, project managed and constructed by Lend Lease, was officially opened on 3 August.

Lend Lease Queensland project management and construction business general manager Peter Ward said the new legal precinct had required innovation from day one.

“There were many challenges that demanded industry firsts to solve them,” he said.

“From the double-skin glass façade design that required new methods for lifting each four-tonne unitised panel, to the under-floor service delivery area for electrical, air-conditioning, data and sprinkler systems – each situation demanded a fresh approach.”

The building, in Brisbane’s CBD, has also resulted in the creation of a new public square.