Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | BCEC
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
BCEC is a convention centre located in South Brisbane and occupies most of the block formed by Grey Street, Melbourne Street, Merivale Street, and Glenelg Street. It was designed by COX Architecture and constructed by Leighton Contractors in the beginning of March 1993 – with the demolition of World Expo Park. The center was complete in May 1995 and opneed on June 6.
The design of an expansion to the BCEC on Grey Street was approved in 2007, and Laing O’Rourke was appointed as the project’s builder in June 2009. The constructions began in 2010 and was completed early 2012, opening on January 25.
The five-level expansion has 25,000sqm of floorspace and includes two auditoria for 400 and 600 with accompanying foyer space, speakers’ facilities, and private boardrooms.
The whole building measures 450 metres in lenght, 120 metres in width and 24 metres in hight. The complex roof design is based on five hyperbolic paraboloids. The building is stabilised by concrete shear walls and clad in steel. A car park is located on the ground floor.