Destination Gold Coast Tower 1


Broadbeach, Gold Coast


Hutchinson Builders

Contract Type

Construct Only





The $400 million, 53-storey hotel and residential tower, known as The Star Gold Coast, is the first Dorsett Hotel in Australia

The 4.5 star luxury hotel is being developed by the Destination Gold Coast Consortium. The inclusion of retail space will make it the first mixed use precinct on Broadbeach Island.

Stage 1, Tower 1, involved the construction of the first of five (5) luxury towers planned for the Island.

Tower 1 is a 53-storey luxury tower comprising of new podium and connections to the existing casino facility, hotel facility from level 5 to 26 and high-end residential apartments from Level 21 to 53.

VAE were awarded the Mechanical Services by Hutchinson Builders, these services include:

  • New booster pumps for Tower 1 to existing Star Mechanical Energy Plant
  • Extension and connection to the existing Chilled Water and Condenser water pipework system to service the Hotel Mechanical Services for Tower 1
  • All Air Handling Units (AHUs), Fan Coil Units (FCUs), fans, attenuators, ductwork, sub-ducts, electrical heaters, filters, grilles and diffusers insulation and fittings for both the Residential and Hotel apartments, lobbies, and common areas.
  • Split system Air Conditioning (AC) units on level one offices, data room and residents’ lobby.
  • One AHU and associated services for the lift motor room on level 54
  • 100% outside air pre-conditioning units complete with ductwork, filters, insulated chilled water pipework to supply fresh air to each level of the hotel corridor ceiling voids. These two pre-conditioning units will be installed in the level 19 plantroom, feeding all levels down to, and including level 7.
  • Ventilation systems for the carparks, stair pressurisation, smoke exhaust, amenities exhaust, kitchen exhaust and substation ventilation and associated ductwork, sub-duct and VSDs
  • Building Management System (BMS)

The works were undertaken in an operational environment, with The Star Gold Coast remaining fully operational during construction.