Anthony John Group / Hutchinson Builders


$145 million

South Brisbane, Queensland

This unparalleled transit-oriented development will incorporate South Bank train station and offer easy access to the South Eastern Busway in Tribune Street, staking its claim as the last major development in the South Bank Precinct.


Southpoint will hold this place with a bold statement, creating an iconic mixed-use address that will incorporate luxury residential apartments, A-grade commercial office, retail and a unique world-class boutique hotel set in and around the heritage-listed Collins Place.




South Brisbane, Queensland

Emporium Hotel consists of fifteen residential and hotel levels of various apartment and hotel layout configurations over basement, ground and upper ground levels and four levels of car parking. Level 6 includes and pool and gymnasium and the rooftop also incorporates a pool, gymnasium and other associated hotel facilities. The site is located along Grey Street, in the Southbank Precinct. ADG Engineers provided design, documentation and site structural and civil engineering services on the Emporium Hotel for Hutchinson Builders who delivered the project on a D&C basis.


The Southpoint precinct was delivered in several stages over three architecturally design buildings.

ADG was engaged by Anthony John Group to assess the effect of train vibration influence on the Southpoint A Development at Grey Street Southbank Brisbane from the adjacent rail corridor. Pre-construction site measurements displayed several train events containing vibration readings significantly above the acceptability requirements for the structure.

ADG completed a time history analysis of our 3D finite element serviceability limit state model of the Southpoint A project creating a virtual vibration model of the building.  This analysis and data collection allowed ADG to provide absolute surety in terms of the building’s future vibration performance.  It delivered early confirmation that the building would perform adequately post-construction removing the risk associated with the high ground vibrations, including the minimisation of vibration isolation, by removing the requirement for on-going vibration monitoring both during and post-construction and by removing the risk of retro-fit vibration controls requirements.

The above analysis and data collection provides surety in terms of the building’s future vibration performance and it will form a valuable resource should anything change in the railway corridor in the future, both in proving the building’s condition and predicting response to changes. This insurance may be one of the best aspects of the above proposal.


ADG Reference: 14981 / 16339 / 16374 / 16549 / 18065 / 18101 / 19233 / 19405