QIC has proposed a $750 million mixed-use precinct opposite the Albert Street Cross River Rail station in Brisbane.  

A development application has been submitted to Economic Development Queensland for the 101 Albert Street development.  

The 40-storey mixed-use development will house next-generation workplaces with retail and dining concepts.  

With a total site area of 2,500 sqm, the development will comprise about 45,000 sqm of prime grade office and mixed-use space, as well as nearly 4,000 sqm of outdoor space. 

QIC’s Cross River Rail Precincts Director Chris Brown said the development’s unique design would ensure it is recognised as a new landmark.  

“Even before the announcement of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brisbane was transforming into a truly international city with its own architectural sensibility that reflects our unique subtropical lifestyle, forward thinking culture, and deep connection to Country,” Brown said. 

“Brisbane deserves a new, city-shaping destination — a design that merges local character with global thinking. As a result, when viewed from the Albert Street Cross River Rail Station and street frontages, the tower will appear as a subtropical vertical garden, with seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces.  

101 Albert Street Brisbane

“We’ve also integrated the tropical foliage theme throughout the remainder of the development, including an expansive rooftop area that allows occupants to enjoy outdoor spaces, including a surrounding rooftop garden.” 

The proposed vertical village at 101 Albert Street will provide a distinctly Queensland arrival experience for the expected 67,000 commuters who will use Albert Street Cross River Rail Station each weekday by 2036. 

The development will connect to future developments, including Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, and complement the Albert Street green spine envisioned by Brisbane City Council.  

The proposal aims for an Environmentally Sustainable Design, targeting a 6-Star Green Star Buildings rating and a 5.5-Star NABERS Energy rating.  

The complex will be fully electrified, gas-free, and designed to inspire and reflect Queensland Urban Heritage Principles and Brisbane City Council’s New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe. 

QIC has been appointed precinct developer for the above-ground Cross River Rail precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Roma Street, and Albert Street.