Warehouses to be repurposed for carparking and new events
Logan City Demolitions & Recycling (LCDR) have been awarded the contract to demolish four warehouses totaling over 10,000 m2 (H, J, M, N). The warehouses, once home to QUBE Ports (see image), have been vacant since early 2021 when QUBE Ports relocated to the Port of Brisbane.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) sought independent structural advice on the stability and safety of repurposing these buildings. The findings showed that while five of the warehouses could be used in the future, the four identified were recommended for timely demolition.
LCDR will mobilise to site in late August and start demolition in September. Works will continue through to November and include conversion of the footprint of warehouse M and N, on the corner of Bincote Street and MacArthur Avenue, into approximately 220 free new car parks to support our new event spaces in the Maritime Green Park. The footprint of warehouses H and J will provide new open hardstand to support pop-events.
During the demolition there will be periods of footpath closures with signed changes to pedestrian movements along MacArthur Avenue. Updates will be provided as these dates are scheduled.
LCDR have been in operation for over 40 years and are committed to environmentally focused demolition, striving to always achieve a recycling margin of at least 85% per site by reducing, reusing, or recycling materials.
So committed to conserving resources and ecologically sustainable development, LCDR started its own recycling facility in Logan in February 2021. At the facility the team crush, re-purpose and re-use concrete products, bricks, roof tiles etc. and re-sell suitable material back to the market.
LCDR are the first demolisher in South East Queensland to have their own private concrete facility. They plan to recycle their own construction and demolition waste, increasing their current 85% recycling rate to 95%.