This restored, historic church bell tower provides a grand entrance for modern apartment hotel
Adding to hotel group Quest’s ‘Historic Headliners’ range of apartment hotels, FKG Group designed and constructed a new building in Toowoomba, Queensland that integrates with the heritage bell tower of the former Church of Christ. So how do you blend the services for a church constructed in 1903 with modern hotel amenities? That’s where Stantec’s building services specialists came in.
No longer heritage-listed, the century-old church was the subject of partial demolition and restoration to convert the interior into a stunning entrance with facilities for the apartments, which were constructed at the rear of the church. Liaising closely with the developer and architect, our teams developed an integrated design for compliant services to blend the historic tower and facade with the new six-storey building constructed on a greenfield site.
This multi award-winning project preserves Toowoomba’s beautiful church frontage and history for future generations while providing ample quality hotel apartments for visitors to the region.
At a Glance
- O’Neill Architecture
- Commercial Building Over $5 Million (Downs & Western) – Master Builders Association
- State Winner 2016 Building Design Premier Award – BDAQ Awards
- Regional Winner 2016 Commercial Building Over $5 Million (South West) – BDAQ Awards
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