Located at the northern end of King Street in Fortitude Valley, Kings Co-op forms a significant part of the history of the Brisbane Exhibition, known locally as the “Ekka”, and includes the Royal Snack Bar, Sugar Pavilion and the Dairy Hall Pavilion.
The Kings Co-op redevelopment will showcase prime retail, food and beverage offerings, and provide seasonal function spaces and a multi-deck carpark.
The redevelopment is part of the 15-year, three-stage regeneration project for the RNA Showgrounds, which is currently in its sixth year.
The Buchan Group Associate Paul Watson said the design featured an eclectic mix of modern design with traditional showground architectural features.
“The transformed space will incorporate rescued materials from key warehouse and pavilion structures within the showgrounds precinct, and will breathe new life into some of the most-loved structures and meeting places already on-site at the RNA.”
Mr Watson said Buchan had also created a carpark screen system that was not only simple and cost effective, but would also allow for the use of pixels to be arranged to create urban façade art.
Construction of Kings Co-op is expected to be completed in July 2017.
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