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Howard Smith Wharves

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by Sharon Higson (subscribe)
60 and still adventuring !!
Published August 22nd 2018
Explore under the bridge
On a daily basis, we see our beautiful city continuously transforming around us. Some things that once were old have become new again. And the changes are everywhere. Some change has made certain buildings disappear to be totally replaced by new ones, other changes incorporate the old with new surroundings.

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The new and transforming!


The West End, for example, has an incredible amount of new apartments that have gone up yet it continues to keep its feel, at least on Boundary Street.



Then there is the change going on at the Story Bridge, which has earned recognition from the National Trust for how the developers of the Howard Smith Wharves restored the heritage buildings on site.

Other changes will see brand new buildings fitted with restaurants, bars and event venues. And this change is all under the bridge and not the bridge itself.

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The new hotel?


Now, with its changing shape, we will be able to add it to the list of new and incredible things going on in Brisbane. The Howard Smith Wharves are well underway to becoming a new place to take your family and friends for a variety of reasons.

There will be a 5-star luxury boutique hotel that will house 164 rooms and suites. It will have a pool terrace along with a bar, retail and restaurant. Maybe you can spend a night away in the city.

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Looks really sturdy!


An additional outdoor space is being created over the river and will house something spectacular, an outdoor sitting area perhaps. Keep watching to see what it will become.

There will be places to hold corporate meetings, weddings, celebrations and more. How about going in style for New Year's Eve, 2019?

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Restaurants and retail!


And there will also be a one of a kind brewery on the river. Felon Brewing Company, named after the 4 felons who stumbled across the Brisbane River, will open its doors in October 2018. They will be a working wholesale as well as retail outlet.

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The Felon Brewing Company is coming!


There will be generous space to wander around the outdoor area, that according to the plan, looks like a park. You will also have the river walkway to continue on for longer walks.

Your options to get here will be numerous. You will be able to get here by train, bus, city cat, and city hopper. If that is not your style, you can come and park in the underground parking area that will supply room for 359 parking spaces.

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Book your event!


There is also a brilliant and genius addition, an elevator that will make it easier to access if you are coming from the cliffs above the Wharf area and to return you as well. It almost looks complete and will be a gentle alternative to the steep walk around.

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An elevator with a view!


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A place to........


Even though they are still in the construction phases, it is worth getting excited about. If you go online and sign up you will get early access to all that is going on and there is lots of information to be had on their website. You can even go now and stroll by and watch the transformation of our ever-changing city.

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Why? A whole new precinct to discover!
When: Stay tuned for the opening
Where: 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane, Qld
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Your Comment
You can't be serious....You say despite all the (ugly) apartment buildings that have gone up in West End, that it still maintains "it's feel" Sorry, but despite major petitions from locals the "feel" has gone forever.. Sadly there is a plaque of apartments all over Brisbane - soon there won't be any quaint homes or "Queenslanders" left. Then it will be too late. There is a picture of new buildings right under the Story Bridge, almost touching the underside of the bridge. How did that ever happen. Again SO ugly.....
Was an architect ever consulted to build something appealing to the eye right on our Brisbane River? So many of us just shake our heads in disbelief. Bronwen Mitchell
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