160 Ann Street, Brisbane

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160 Ann Street, Brisbane
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160 Ann Street, Brisbane
General information
Type Office tower
Address 160 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000 Queensland
Coordinates 27°28′01.5″S 153°01′27.4″E / 27.467083°S 153.024278°E / -27.467083; 153.024278
Current tenants CQU,[1]
Department of Health (Australia),[2]
Glencore Technology,[3]
Healthy Land & Water,[4]
Shine Lawyers,[5]
Suncorp Corporate Services.[6]
Completed 1972
Owner CorVal
Management CorVal Partners
Technical details
Floor count 23
Floor area 16,304 m2 (175,490 sq ft)

160 Ann Street, Brisbane is an office tower located in the heart of central business district (CBD) of Brisbane, Queensland in Australia and adjacent to the Brisbane River. After its completion in 1972, the tower was owned successively by Australian companies Zurich Australia Insurance, Precision Group, Investa Property Group, and CorVal Partners.[7][8][9][10]


Since its construction in 1972, 160 Ann Street, Brisbane has had various owners.

In November 1995, Zurich Australia, part of the Zurich Insurance Group, bought it for $41.75 million.[7] In 2005 it sold the building to Precision Group [11] who, in 2006, transferred it to the Investa Property Group as part of a property swap.[12][13][9] Its present owners, CorVal Partners, acquired the building in 2012.[14][10][15]

In 2009 a study of the building was carried out as part of a Solar Hearting & Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency.[16][17] It was funded by the Australian Research Council and "considered as a “Critical Case” representing common physical and operational characteristics of typical high rise office buildings in Australia."[16][17]

In 2011 Central Queensland University commenced its Brisbane campus in the building.[18][19]


  1. ^ "CQUniversity Brisbane". 
  2. ^ "State and Territory Offices". health.gov.au. Department of Health (Australian Government). Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us". glencoretechnology.com. Glencore Technology. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". hlw.org.au. Healthy Land & Water. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Shine Lawyers Brisbane". 
  6. ^ "Suncorp growth prompts national workplace design program". 
  7. ^ a b MacDermott, Kathy (26 May 2005). "Precision Buys Brisbane Office". The Australian Financial Review. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Ben; Cranston, Matthew (11 October 2012). "Corval Buys Bris Tower" (PDF). The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Hele, Michelle (26 May 2006). "Precision Gains MacArthur, With a Trade-in". The Courier-Mail. p. 86. 
  10. ^ a b Carter, Bridget (29 November 2012). "Chinese Firm Buys City Office Site". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Bob (27 May 2005). "PRECISION Property Group Has Contracted to Buy 160 Ann St From Owner Zurich Australia Insurance For About $50million". The Courier-Mail. 
  12. ^ Allen, Lisa (25 May 2006). "Precision Swaps Offices for Shops". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Manning, Paddy (25 May 2006). "Precision-Investa Swap Sealed". The Australian. p. 25. 
  14. ^ Cranston, Matthew (4 September 2014). "Law Firms Take Shine to Brisbane Office Glut". Australian Financial Review. 
  15. ^ Herde, Chris (2012). "CorVal Fitout Seeks to Add Value" (PDF). The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "160 Ann Street, Brisbane, Australia" (PDF). task47.iea-shc.org. International Energy Agency. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  17. ^ a b Hyde, Richard; Yeangbc, K.; Groenhoutd, N. (June 2011). "Exploring Synergies with Innovative Green Technologies for Advanced Renovation Using a Bioclimatic Approach". Architectural Science Review. 52 (3): 229–236. doi:10.3763/asre.2009.00016. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "CQU Settles on Significant Brisbane Campus Upgrade". businessnewsaus.com.au. Business News Australia. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  19. ^ "Brisbane". cqu.edu.au. CQUniversity. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 

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