Brisbane’s ‘ugly duckling’ to be demolished for new underground station and Populous arena
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Paultons Park
Industry leading
Romsey, Hampshire
star job
Leicester City Council
£22,183 - £24,491 + pension + benefits
Spence Street Sports Centre, Leicester
énergie group
Acton, London
star job
Mount Kelly Swim Centre
£9.90ph / £19,305 FTE
Tavistock, Devon
Anglian Water
£30,000 - £35,000pa depending on experience
Oakham, Rutland

Brisbane’s ‘ugly duckling’ to be demolished for new underground station and Populous arena

Job opportunities
Paultons Park
Industry leading
location: Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Monmouthshire County Council
£27,741 - £31,346pa
location: Caldicote, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Derby City Council
£26,511 - £29,577pa
location: Derby Arena, United Kingdom
more jobs
With an 18,000 seat world-class arena as its centrepiece, the Roma Street precinct will become Queensland’s premier entertainment venue hosting major live concerts and world-class sporting events right in heart of the city

The Brisbane Transit Centre – often cited as the Australian city’s ugliest building – is to be demolished to make way for a metro station and leisure district, dominated by an entertainment area from architects Populous.

The project was confirmed in last week’s Queensland State Budget 2018-9, with deputy premier and treasurer Jackie Trad pledging that “the western gateway to the city will be totally transformed.”

When complete, the new Roma Street Station is expected to be used by more than 230,000 commuters every week. It will be linked with the new Brisbane Live arena, designed by Populous and managed by global entertainment company AEG Ogden, which runs the LA Live arena in Los Angeles and the O2 in London. Its plans for the site include cinemas, restaurants, bars, hotels, and residences. International architecture and design practice The NRA Collaborative created a masterplan for the site in 2016.

“With an 18,000 seat world-class arena as its centrepiece, the Roma Street precinct will become Queensland’s premier entertainment venue hosting major live concerts and world-class sporting events right in the heart of the city,” said Trad.

“Populous are well known in Brisbane, having designed the multi-award winning Suncorp Stadium and international venues including the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.”

Early works will start in 2019, with the Brisbane Transit Centre – described by Trad as the city’s “ugly duckling” – and adjacent Hotel Jen to be demolished in late-2020.

The project is being delivered as part of the wider AUS$5.4bn (US$3.9bn, €3.4bn, £3bn) Cross River Rail development, which will see a new underground rail line and several stations built through central Brisbane.

Populous are known for their high-profile stadiums and arenas, and their recently-completed projects include the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They are currently developing a striking spherical entertainment venue in London for the Madison Square Garden Company, which is set to “pioneer the next generation of transformative, immersive experiences.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Brisbane Transit Centre – often cited as the Australian city’s ugliest building – is to be demolished to make way for a metro station and leisure district, dominated by an entertainment area from architects Populous.
CLD,VAT,AAC,ARC,DES,DEV,INV
THUMB27469_278276.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,560
17 Jan 2022
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 Planet Fitness fitness clubs in the US – in a ... More
14 Jan 2022
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday 14 January) – especially outdoors – due to exceptionally high ... More
14 Jan 2022
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of people looking at gyms via ... More
12 Jan 2022
The UK government should encourage – and make it easier – for doctors and other health and care professionals to refer people to fitness facilities ... More
12 Jan 2022
Mark Sesnan, co-founder and CEO of GLL, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2022. Sesnan founded the social enterprise in ... More
11 Jan 2022
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market, ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
10 Jan 2022
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand at US$102m. The deal is ... More
10 Jan 2022
The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business. “There ... More
06 Jan 2022
Physically active people are 50 per cent more likely to develop higher levels of antibodies after receiving a vaccine, when compared to those who are ... More
04 Jan 2022
United Fitness Brands (UFB) has added London-based operator Triyoga to its portfolio. Triyoga, which operates five studios across London, UK, is the fourth brand to ... More
04 Jan 2022
Wearable technology, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during 2022. The annual ACSM’s Health ... More
04 Jan 2022
COVID-19 is accelerating interest in wellness as more consumers have been faced with the importance of taking care of their health and wellbeing. As a ... More
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
02 Jan 2022
Millie Kendall and Helena Grzesk, respectively CEO and COO of the British Beauty Council, have been recognised in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honours List ... More
23 Dec 2021
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe continues to be at "extremely low levels". Data from the ... More
22 Dec 2021
HCM has confirmed that the UK government's £1bn support package for the hospitality and leisure industry, which allows businesses to claim a cash grant of ... More
Mark Anthony Personal Training Ltd
Mark Anthony Personal Training Ltd
1 - 15 of 43,560
Les Mills International
Les Mills International