2017 Buildings


City / Spring Hill 1 William Street



1 William Street


SUNDAY ONLY // 10am to 3pm Guided tours and some general access


Woods Bagot

Year Built


A major catalyst project for the city’s waterfront precinct, the new commercial office tower at 1 William Street is jointly owned by Cbus Property and  ISPT.

The imposing building has been designed by Woods Bagot to accommodate the Queensland Public Service. Positioned on the banks of the winding Brisbane River, the architectural form of the tower invites an abstraction of the continuous, sinuous line of the river.

A lustrous, glazed facade, the tower’s cladding reflects and changes with the time of day and quality of sunlight, apparently adjusting to seasonal and climatic variations. Connectivity on and between floors was achieved via a full-height atrium enabling a non-hierarchical, inclusive workspace with a mix of individual and team-based settings. Drawing inspiration from the Queensland landscape, the scheme seeks to emulate the natural environment, with the application of colour, materiality and texture bringing the outside in. Building on a neutral base palette of cream, lightly stained timber and grey tones, each level of the building takes cues from the state’s icons as well as native Australian flora and fauna.

Providing a symbol of Queensland’s strong sense of purpose, identity and confidence in its future, 1 William Street provides a distinctive new icon for the city of Brisbane positioned within an invigorated public realm.

Sunday Tour Times

Rolling guided tours of Level 41

Tour tip and other info

Visitors will have access to the architectural team and building managers. Please wear neat casual attire with shoes.

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