Queensland Museum – ANZAC Legacy Gallery

Location: Grey Street & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Client: Leaf Building Group
Contract Value: $85k

Situated in the Brisbane’s ever-busy South Bank, The Queensland Museum presents many challenges to contractors performing major works, not the least of these being access and an ever present patronage.

Leaf Building Group’s successful bid to create the ANZAC Gallery space, complete with the installation of the 30 tonne Mephisto, the only surviving World War 1 Sturmpanzerwagen A7V German Tank, required Advanced Deconstruction’s specialist services;

  • To skilfully remove selected existing exterior glazing & framing, wall, floor and ceiling sections, trim beams and scabble flooring to accommodate moving the tank in through the front entry of the Museum.
  • To remove and dispose of all joinery and equipment associated with the previous display in trading hours while controlling dust, noise and vibration so as not to impact in any way on the interactive displays and high volume of clientele.
  • To install and remove a propping system to the underside of the tanks travel route. Due to tight access and the presence of a multitude of services running along the underside of the slab, Advanced Deconstruction fabricated all the sole and head boards (over 700 pieces) required for the project.

Advanced Deconstruction ensured that the demolition and temporary propping works at the ANZAC Legacy Gallery site were undertaken with stringent adherence to schedule without any interruption to Museum services. Thus assisting Leaf Building Group to deliver a truly noteworthy project and a remarkable tribute to the ANZACs.