The Wheelhouse Takes Shape, Promising Dynamic Workspace and Thriving Community

Construction is now underway on The Wheelhouse, a groundbreaking new co-working and innovation space that is poised to reshape the landscape of Northshore Brisbane.

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The Wheelhouse, a $5.9 million project funded by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), is set to become a vibrant hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives.

Situated adjacent to the renowned Eat Street Northshore in Hamilton, The Wheelhouse will span 1,172 square metres across two levels in a warehouse-style building, accommodating up to 170 workers. 

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The facility will boast flexible workspaces, collaborative meeting rooms, town hall and event spaces, as well as a communal kitchen area, offering a versatile and inspiring setting for professionals.

“Positioned as an innovation hub, The Wheelhouse will support the success of start-up and scale-up businesses by providing flexible rental spaces and a dynamic environment for creativity and collaboration,” said Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace. 

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“This project aims to cultivate a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives through the exchange of ideas, networking opportunities, and access to mentoring and support services,” said Ms Grace.

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Bridgeman, a Queensland SME and Supply Nation certified Indigenous company, has been awarded the building contract for the project. Committed to supporting First Nations businesses and peoples, Bridgeman will utilise local contractors, manufacturers, and supply chains for goods, services, materials, and equipment.

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“Bridgeman reinforces Economic Development Queensland’s vision to create and invest in sustainable places for Queensland to prosper,” said Adam Sarota, Owner and Managing Director of Bridgeman. “As a Supply Nation certified Indigenous company, we are committed to ensuring that we provide leadership, support, and encouragement to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

Bridgeman has also created the Bridgeman Yarning Circle, a unique Indigenous supply chain network that provides companies with genuine, pre-qualified, accredited, and compliant Indigenous companies. “These companies would never tender for government work directly, but through us they get a chance,” Sarota explained.

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The Wheelhouse is part of the $12 billion urban renewal within the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA), which is transforming the former industrial site into a vibrant mixed-use precinct. Construction on the project commenced this month, with the facility slated to open its doors for business in early 2025.

Published 18-April-2024